A plan to create a slalom water ski course in Terry Creek appears to be dead, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said at the end of Thursday’s Town Board work session.
“I’m done with water skiing,” he said. “We’re not doing it. It was a trial balloon. We wanted to float it and see what happened, and it raised the ire of so many people.” (more…)
A kitten at NFAWL. (Credit: Carrie Miller, file)
The Riverhead Town Board voted Tuesday to designate North Fork Animal Welfare League as a “qualified and eligible sponsor” to rent town land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton to build a new animal shelter. (more…)
Riverhead Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson in February. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-2 this week to allow Highway Superintendent George Woodson to purchase a Chevy Tahoe priced at $35,554 to use as his work vehicle, instead of a Ford Explorer that Supervisor Sean Walter says would cost $9,000 less. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed banning solar energy farms from agriculturally zoned land in town and limiting them to industrial land at its work session on Thursday. Officials say they fear allowing solar panels on farms would transform them into industrial sites. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board approved a resolution Tuesday night to declare the North Fork Animal Welfare League a “qualified and eligible sponsor” to lease town land at EPCAL to construct a new animal shelter on a site adjacent to the Henry Pfeifer Community Center.
The board held a hearing on the plan two weeks ago and no one opposed it. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed the possibility of creating a slalom water skiing course in Terry’s Creek in Aquebogue at its work session Thursday.
Susan Ulrich, an avid waterskier from Jamesport, said there is no such course in Riverhead, and she has to go upstate or to Sag Harbor for the closest American Water Ski Association course. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board voted 3-2 to authorize the sale of the Second Street firehouse to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi for up to $500,000 at its work session on Thursday.
Councilwoman Jodi Giglio and Councilman John Dunleavy opposed the measure. They argued the building should be appraised first. The last appraisal was in 2009. They also said the building and its parking lot (which is not being sold at this time) were worth $1.8 million, although that took into account different zoning for the property. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board will hold a public hearing this afternoon to discuss moving the nonprofit North Fork Animal Welfare League, which operates the town animal shelter, to a portion of the Henry Pfeifer Community Center, a town-owned building that underwent a nearly-half million-dollar renovation about a decade ago. (more…)