07/14/15 8:00pm
07/14/2015 8:00 PM
The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The proposed bridge will connect Riverside parkland with the downtown riverfront boardwalk. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A proposed pedestrian crossing over the Peconic River, linking county parkland in Riverside to the downtown Riverhead parking lot, will cost between $3.28 million and $3.9 million, according to a feasibility study done for Southampton Town.

That’s more than double the amount the town had sought in state grants to fund construction of the project, according to Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Hampton Bays), who is a candidate for Southampton Town supervisor this fall.  (more…)

06/23/15 2:32pm
06/23/2015 2:32 PM
The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the Bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

The view from Route 105 bridge at Indian Island golf course as the Peconic River leads into the bay. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Legislation is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature that would permit all five East End towns to use up to 20 percent of its Community Preservation Fund dollars for water quality improvement projects. (more…)

06/08/15 5:59am
06/08/2015 5:59 AM
A 7,200 sf retail building is proposed for this grass lot in Applebee's parking on Rt 58

A 7,200 sf retail building is proposed for this grass lot in Applebee’s parking on Rt 58

Some developers along Route 58 have been looking to put development in the parking lots of existing development.

The latest example is the Applebee’s shopping center, where the property owners are seeking site plan approval to locate a new 7,200-square-foot retail center on a grass “pad” in the eastern parking lot of Applebee’s, the 5,400-square-foot restaurant which was built in 1999.

The site plan approval for Applebee’s in 1999 actually designated the pad, which is surrounded by parking, for additional stores. (more…)

06/07/15 6:01am
06/07/2015 6:01 AM
Riverhead fire marshals conduct an interior inspection of the long dormant restaurant on 307 Griffing Avenue Thursday

Riverhead fire marshals conduct an interior inspection of the long dormant restaurant on 307 Griffing Avenue Thursday. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Riverhead Town fire marshals, acting on a court-ordered search warrant, inspected the interior of a dilapidated building on Griffing Avenue on Thursday that’s been vacant and crumbling for more than 15 years.

Town officials said the fire marshals are expected to issue a report soon indicating whether the building is structurally sound.  (more…)

06/04/15 11:05am
06/04/2015 11:05 AM
Guardian Angels members spent their patrol introducing themselves to the public and handing out informational pamphlets. (Credit: Guardian Angels)

Guardian Angels members spent their patrol introducing themselves to the public and handing out informational pamphlets. (Credit: Guardian Angels)

The Angels stood their ground, and the panhandlers near the Riverhead train station “scattered.”

So said Benjamin Garcia, the patrol director for the NYC Guardian Angels, an anti-crime group that took to the downtown area for patrols Wednesday afternoon into the night. (more…)

05/30/15 6:00am
05/30/2015 6:00 AM
COURTESY DRAWING  |  A rendering from 2013 of what the new Kent Animal Shelter will look like.

A rendering from 2013 of what the new Kent Animal Shelter will look like. (Credit: courtesy drawing)

Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton has saved many dogs and cats over the years at its River Road facility.

But now, Riverhead Town officials have devised a plan wherein cats may be what saves Kent.

Specifically, feral cats.  (more…)

05/24/15 5:00pm
05/24/2015 5:00 PM
Juanita Devlin behind the cash register at her store Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Juanita Devlin behind the cash register at her store Thursday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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