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…)
The Riverhead Costco on Route 58 has been advertised as opening June 26, according to the store’s website and Facebook page, but the actual opening is still undetermined and likely to be sometime in mid-to-late July, according to a Costco employee with knowledge of the opening.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed producer Nile Rodgers’ “We Are Family Festival,” slated for August at Martha Clara, at Thursday’s work session. Other topics on the agenda included the ethics code, EPCAL and a waiver of building fees. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board okayed applications for a pair of grants to help fund a proposed “Suffolk County Regional Agritourism Visitors Center” that could include an indoor farmers market and offices for agriculture and tourism-related businesses and organizations. (more…)