Riverhead Town Tax Assessor and Republican Committee chairman Mason Haas has sued Riverhead Town over its recently passed ethics law, accusing Town Board members and Supervisor Sean Walter of targeting him as political retribution. READ
For nearly 15 years, with no success, residents in Flanders, Riverside and Northampton have campaigned for their hamlets to receive separate zip codes. READ
What’s the point of having rules if they aren’t enforced? That’s a common refrain in discussions about government.
The chapter of town code that regulates Riverhead Town’s rental dwelling units has been in place since 1996. It states that “any commercial hotel/motel business operating exclusively and catering to transient clientele,” shall pay a “biannual” rental permit fee.
Two weeks after it was announced that a medical marijuana dispensary was approved by New York State to be placed in Riverhead, the town is drafting legislation that could put a halt to bringing the dispensary to town. READ
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session pre-existing nonconforming dwellings, which can have a use that doesn’t conform to zoning so long as it pre-dates the existence of zoning. READ
East End Arts is getting a new addition from way back when.
Fresh Ponds Schoolhouse, a one-room structure built in 1821, was renovated this spring by the Riverhead Town Building Department. (more…)