03/06/14 11:00am
03/06/2014 11:00 AM

liveblog The Riverhead Town Board discussed a proposed three-day music festival at Marta Clara vineyard and downtown Riverhead at its work session on Thursday, and also discussed, but came to no conclusion on, the fate of the Second Street firehouse.

To read more about what was discussed at Thursday’s work session, click below to read a recap of reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.

March_6,_2014_-_Agenda(1) by Timesreview

03/05/14 10:00am
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NEWS-REVIEW FILE PHOTO | The state Armory building on Route 58.

The state Armory building on Route 58. (Credit: file photo)

Renovating the former Armory building on Route 58 into a police headquarters and justice court will cost an estimated $11.3 million, according to an engineering report commissioned by Riverhead Town.  (more…)

02/26/14 6:51pm
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Barbaraellen Koch file photo | The Second Street firehouse

The Second Street firehouse. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Not so fast with those dinosaurs!

A majority of Riverhead Town Board members now say they oppose selling the Second Street firehouse, which recently was being proposed as the site of a dinosaur theater featuring people in realistic-looking dinosaur costumes that interact with audiences.

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02/22/14 7:00am
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Barbaraellen Koch file photo | Employees of the Dinosaur Walk set up shop in Riverhead in 2004.

Employees of the Dinosaur Walk set up shop in Riverhead in 2004. (Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

To the editor:

Riverhead’s town boards have been notorious for irresponsible giveaways of town assets at the taxpayers’ expense, including the fire sale of the industrial core at EPCAL to a developer who flipped the property at substantial profit soon after he closed the deal with the town. Unfortunately, the proposed sale of the East Lawn building and the old firehouse seem to follow in the tradition of dumb decisions by the town.  (more…)