Every few years, the politicians in Town Hall ask us for permission to extend the length of a supervisor’s term from two years to four. Let me give you three good reasons why the Riverhead Town Democratic Committee feels that’s a bad idea — and why you should vote no on Proposition Two this Election Day. READ
A proposal to give the Town Board approval power over subdivision applications at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, parts of downtown Riverhead and Railroad Avenue drew only one speaker during a public hearing Tuesday. READ
A 2013 audit of Riverhead Town’s building department found that the file for Atlantis Marine World was missing and that the department miscalculated the building fees on 42 percent of the files sampled, while a chart used to calculate some fees itself had an error in it.
But a follow-up audit of the building department released this year got much better results, according to Jack Orben, the head of town’s Independent Audit Committee, which did the audits. READ
Should Riverhead Town build a side road that runs parallel to Route 25A just west of McDonald’s in Wading River? Or should it allow future developers to simply link their parking lots instead?
That was a debate that surfaced at Thursday’s Riverhead Town Board work session. READ
Police in South Carolina are searching for a former Riverhead Town councilman and retired town police officer, who has been missing since late last week. READ
Alive on 25 turned a nearly $15,000 profit this summer and plans are already in the works to hold the event again next year, according to Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association president Steve Shauger.
The Riverhead Town Board already has jurisdiction over commercial site plans at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, even though that authority rests with the Planning Board elsewhere in town.
The Long Island Potato Festival and Pour the Core Festival will be allowed to proceed at the former Calverton Links golf course after all, despite Riverhead Town officials’ contention that events have been held at the site without proper approvals. (more…)