Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman James Wooten smiled and posed for photos after a meeting in 2011. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
After they both lost their party’s nomination for re-election last week, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman Jim Wooten intend to run as a pair in primaries this fall against the party favorites.
Mr. Walter, running for his fourth two-year term in office, lost by half a gubernatorial vote to party-nominee Jodi Giglio, and said on Friday he hopes to get the nomination of the Independence and Conservative parties.
Instead of the incumbent councilman Mr. Wooten, the GOP committee went with retired police officers Tim Hubbard and Bob Peeker to fill Mr. Wooten’s seat, as well as the one currently belonging to Councilman George Gabrielsen, who is not running for re-election.
The Riverhead Town Board discussed a plan to restrict alcohol at special events during Thursday’s work session. The board recently rejected an idea of limiting alcohol consumption to beer gardens at public fairs.
The East Lawn building on East Main Street. (file photo)
The Riverhead Town Board has decided to sell one historic but dilapidated building it owns on East Main Street and lease, rent-free, another building it acquired but has never used on East Avenue. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board is discussing the return of the JumpstArt event to downtown Riverhead in August, as well as Sunday’s Community Mosaic street painting fair with Pat Snyder of East End Arts at its work session on Thursday morning.
The board is also talking about the ongoing Brownfields Opportunity Area grant study in downtown, the sale of the East Lawn building, and the status of another vacant building the town owns on East Avenue.
Also, management training in First Aid and CPR is scheduled to be discussed.
The work session started at 10 a.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon is blogging live.
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Live Blog Riverhead Town Board work session 05-21-2015
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URT owner John Catsimitedes
United Riverhead Terminal owner John Catsimatidis and vice chair Nelson Happy said there are several large projects they are considering in Riverhead Town, but they also said “a pro business environment is very helpful” for those projects to move forward. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board held a public hearing on the proposed zoning for the Enterprise Park at Calverton Wednesday evening, and on proposed weight limits for Twomey Avenue in Calverton, which residents say large oil trucks have been using.
The board was also expected to vote on a resolution to hire Cushman and Wakefield, a large commercial real estate firm, to market EPCAL for the town.
The board interviewed Cushman and Wakefield and another firm, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, last Thursday. (more…)
The East Lawn building on East Main Street. (Credit: file photo)
A plan for Riverhead Town to sell the historic and dilapidated East Lawn Building for $125,000 has fallen through — but the deal won’t be going all the way back to the drawing board. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board heard presentations from two real estate companies looking to market the Enterprise Park at Calverton at its work session on Thursday.