Juanita Devlin behind the cash register at her store Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Here are 10 News-Review stories you might have missed over the past week. To make sure you stay on top of breaking news out of the Riverhead area, follow the News-Review @riverheadnews1 on Twitter.
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Here’s you chance to get rid of them the environmentally safe way.
A rendering of the Peconic Crossing project planned for West Main Street. (Courtesy)
A five-story affordable housing project planned for along the Peconic River in downtown Riverhead has received $5.49 million in grants from New York State.
“This is huge; I can’t underscore that enough,” explained Marianne Garvin, the president and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Long Island, which is teaming up on the West Main Street project with a Rochester-based, for-profit developer called Conifer Realty. “Without the financing, you can have a concept and a dream and an aspiration, but you don’t have the project being built.
“This gives us the financing and the ability to actually build what we’re dreaming about building.” (more…)
The main building at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
An online petition to “Save Jedediah Hawkins Inn” now has more than 900 signatures in support of allowing outdoor events at the historic structure on South Jamesport Avenue.
The Inn, built in 1863, is once again before the Riverhead Town Zoning Board of Appeals seeking permission to have outdoor catered events, something it has done annually since 2008. Indoor catered events are permitted, but outdoors events are not, which is why the ZBA variance is needed. (more…)
A truck with an oversized load on Main Road in East Marion. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
On April 27, the Town of Riverhead won a very significant battle in the war to keep the East End the last rural area on Long Island when billionaire John Catsimatidis withdrew his oil terminal’s application to expand into a full-fledged gasoline distribution center.
Although Mother Nature doesn’t want to let go of winter, we are busy, like other boaters, prepping our vessel for the upcoming season. We were very lucky to have found our home on the beautiful Peconic River. It’s the perfect spot for us. We can fi sh the river and head out to the bays and beyond, enjoying Long Island’s waterways.
The Riverhead Town Democratic Committee held a question and answer session at Polish Civic Association building Monday night with prospective candidates in this November’s town election, according to committee officials. (more…)
The crowd at Tuesday’s night Town Board meeting. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
A proposal to increase fees for rental permits, in some cases by more than 70 percent, and to change the definition of a rental dwelling received a mixed response at a Riverhead Town Board public hearing Tuesday. (more…)