06/16/15 7:00pm

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…)

06/07/15 6:01am
06/07/2015 6:01 AM
Riverhead fire marshals conduct an interior inspection of the long dormant restaurant on 307 Griffing Avenue Thursday

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…)

06/02/15 6:37pm
06/02/2015 6:37 PM
Jack Van de Wetering speaks at a Riverhead Town board meeting Tuesday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Jack Van de Wetering speaks at a Riverhead Town board meeting Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The Riverhead Town Board declined to offer a resolution in support of a Baiting Hollow farmer’s application to grow medical marijuana on land on Edwards Avenue.

The issue was defeated by an informal 3-2 margin Tuesday.  (more…)