Democratic town supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith called a press conference Monday to lament a perceived lack of progress at the Enterprise Park at Calverton. Both the content and location of the media event were later criticized by her opponent. READ
The Riverhead Town Board voted Tuesday to settle a lawsuit it filed in 2015 against Edward Partridge, T.S. Haulers and Calverton Tree Farm, alleging that the companies illegally mined sand without permits on land adjacent to an existing T.S. Haulers sand mine on the north side of Route 25 in Calverton. READ
For years, Southampton Town officials have been saying that the blighted hamlet of Riverside can never be properly developed without access to sewage treatment, due to its proximity to the Peconic River and the Pine Barrens.
Parking in parts of the Riverfront parking lot in downtown Riverhead will have tighter parking restrictions under a proposal that will now face a public hearing. READ
Splish Splash is seeking a notice waiver from Riverhead Town as it applies for a liquor license to serve alcohol at its Calverton water park this summer.
With Riverhead Town’s fund to buy farmland for preservation running dry, a team of local historians and preservationists say encouraging more private preservation sales is the way to prevent the town from becoming overdeveloped. (more…)
Hooking up Riverside to Riverhead Town’s sewer district could be a “win-win” for the towns, according to Supervisor Sean Walter.
The Riverhead Town Board is considering a slew of changes to fix downtown’s parking problem — including making new developments that don’t meet the parking codes pay a fee. READ