The former West Marine building in downtown in April. The building is vacant. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Town may soon borrow a page from East Hampton Village in requiring owners of vacant stores in the downtown area to spruce up their windows with attractive displays, rather than just having an empty building or a window covered with newspapers.
The Riverhead Town Board will have an abbreviated agenda at its work session on Thursday, with only a review of resolutions it plans to vote on at Tuesday’s regular meeting.
In the wake of cyber attacks against a neighboring town and companies like Home Depot, Riverhead Town is planning to get cyber insurance.
The Riverhead Town Board got a sneak peek at some of the artists who are planning to do public art projects in conjunction with East End Arts’ JumpstART program in August at Thursday’s Town Board work session.
Dead fish line the shoreline at Indian Island County Park one recent morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)
With the Peconic River once again filled with dead bunker fish, the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday passed an emergency resolution to hire a Greenport man to remove them. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board has scheduled a public hearing to discuss prohibiting elected officials from holding leadership positions in political parties. The hearing will be on July 7, and while the vote to schedule it was unanimous, two board members were critical of the proposal.
The Town Board also heard from Calverton residents who were opposed to the location of a proposed medical marijuana growing facility at Ivy Acres on Edwards Avenue. Supervisor Sean Walter, who opposes medical marijuana, said he’s spoken to two other medical marijuana companies that looking to build facilities at EPCAL, although he said he couldn’t remember the names of those applicants.
During Tuesday’s meeting, the Town Board also approved a resolution to sell the historic — but dilapidated — East Lawn building on East Main Street to Isabelle and Mary Gonzalez. The buyers want to use half of the building for their office and the other half as a residence. (more…)
A presentation on the second coming of JumpstArt, due to return to downtown Riverhead on August 7, will take place at the Riverhead Town Board’s work session on Thursday. The interactive art project is run by the East End Arts Council. (more…)
Riverhead fire marshals conduct an interior inspection of the long dormant restaurant on 307 Griffing Avenue Thursday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Town fire marshals, acting on a court-ordered search warrant, inspected the interior of a dilapidated building on Griffing Avenue on Thursday that’s been vacant and crumbling for more than 15 years.
Town officials said the fire marshals are expected to issue a report soon indicating whether the building is structurally sound. (more…)