Rita Allen of Jamesport sat at a breakfast table at the Riverhead Senior Center in Aquebogue with a grin on her face. Two young men had just stopped by to ask how she was doing and a 20-year-old woman brought her a roll and butter.
“They also come around and talk, which is so nice, too,” said Allen, who is 88. READ
Whether it’s restaurants, housing or parking, it would be wise for Riverhead to look south to Patchogue as an example of a downtown to emulate.
Town officials have already said Patchogue has the blueprint for what they hope Riverhead is on track to achieve: a vibrant downtown that attracts people from across the island for its food and nightlife scene along the waterfront.