05/07/15 1:00pm
05/07/2015 1:00 PM
Town Board members discuss marketing EPCAL with deputy town attorney Anne Marie Prudenti, right, at Thursday's work session. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Town Board members discuss marketing EPCAL with deputy town attorney Anne Marie Prudenti, right, at Thursday’s work session. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

The Riverhead Town Board discussed two proposals it received to market the Enterprise Park at Calverton at its work session on Thursday and also agreed to have a public hearing on a proposal to allow micro-breweries in a section of downtown Riverhead.  (more…)

05/05/15 2:00pm
05/05/2015 2:00 PM

The Riverhead Town Board Tuesday set a May 20 public hearing on the creation of a new zoning category for the Enterprise Park at Calverton, which would allow industrial, manufacturing, commercial and other principal uses, as well as residential and retail uses in support of those principal uses.

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05/02/15 2:00pm
05/02/2015 2:00 PM
Suffolk County Planning Commission, Mill Road, Riverhead

The Concordia project had originally been planned for this Mill Road property. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The people behind Concordia Senior Communities have not given up on developing an assisted living facility in Riverhead and may soon return to with a slightly scaled down version of their original proposal.  (more…)

04/30/15 10:00am
04/30/2015 10:00 AM

The Riverhead Town Board is expected to discuss rebidding its residential garbage collection district, which has been in place since 1991.  The cost of the district, currently at $274 per year for a single-family home, was reduced drastically when the town rebid the district about three years ago.

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04/30/15 8:00am
The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead Town in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

A brewery might not be possible in the former Second Street firehouse based on a proposal that microbreweries would need to be 1,000 feet from residential homes. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Riverhead already has three breweries — and more are said to be interested in coming here. Town officials want to help that growth along, but they also want to figure out where in town those breweries should be located. And, if they should be set back a ways from homes.

The Town Board discussed proposed zoning for microbreweries last Thursday in Town Hall.  (more…)

04/29/15 8:00am
04/29/2015 8:00 AM

The days of walking around the Country Fair or the Polish Town Fair with an open beer in your hand appear to be on the way out — a prospect some aren’t raising a glass to.

The Town Board appears to be on board with a plan that would limit beer sales to closed-space beer gardens at large public festivals, an effort they say would keep young people away from alcohol at the events.

Citing a statistic that 36 percent of Riverhead High School seniors who reported drinking alcohol in the past year said they did so at a public event, Riverhead Community Awareness Program proposed limiting the sale and consumption of alcohol at festivals to a designated area rather than letting people roam around the festival with the drink, as is currently allowed. It was a proposal that seems to have gone over well enough with the board.

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