When the owner of Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market applied to Riverhead Town for a special event permit for its annual Garlic Festival in 2014, the town charged the business $192 for police services associated with the event. It was the first time since the festival launched a decade earlier that any such fee had been required.
Riverhead Town Board members say they support creating a new $1,000 late fee for fireworks permit applications.
The Riverhead Water District will need about $10 million to cover the cost of four projects it says are needed, in part due to high water usage from people and businesses watering their lawns with sprinklers and irrigation systems. READ
The Riverhead Town Board approved two more steps needed for the completion of its Enterprise Park at Calverton reuse plans on Tuesday, but it still has a few more steps to go, according to Supervisor Sean Walter. READ
While much of Suffolk County abandoned its agricultural heritage in the 20th century, portions of the North Fork’s two towns still serve as reminders of that way of life. READ
Town officials are tweaking repair work plans at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead.
Instead of finishing renovation work currently underway at the skate park, the town has decided to add a pickleball court, according to town recreation department superintendent Ray Coyne. READ
Riverhead Town’s attempt to block a proposed 7-Eleven in Aquebogue hit another roadblock recently.
State Supreme Court Judge Andrew Tarantino ruled in May that the town cannot renew or reargue its case challenging an earlier court ruling approving the 7-Eleven. READ
There will be no makeup date for this year’s Cardboard Boat Race in downtown Riverhead, according to Councilman Jim Wooten, who is a Town Board liaison on the event. READ