Riverhead Town is taking the homeowner of 331 Hamilton Avenue — and four other properties in town — to court for several reported violations related to overcrowding. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
In January, Riverhead landlord Rickey Taylor promised the town that he would make his rental home on Hamilton Avenue safe to live in by addressing code violations, getting building permits and clearing out the property, which had been targeted in a pair of town raids.
Now, nearly five months later, Mr. Taylor has made good on some of those commitments — not only for that house, but four others as well. And town attorneys say that, for now, he has avoided being held in contempt of court. (more…)
Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file
Forty years after Nixon’s resignation and 25 after the Berlin Wall fell, why does Riverhead deserve the dubious distinction as a place completely out of step with people’s hunger for free, transparent and open government? (more…)
The popular Sonic fast food chain is eyeing Riverhead Town for a new location.
A modern twist on the classic 1950s-style drive-in, the only Sonic restaurant on Long Island is on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon. When it opened in April 2011, regional and local media reported lines of cars on the busy thoroughfare waiting to to eat.
At a public Town Board work session Thursday, Riverhead planning officials said the company, which was founded in 1953 with a string of Oklahoma root beer stands called Top Hat, is now eyeing a location within town — though it hasn’t found one yet.
Click to read the News-Review live blog from Thursday’s Town Board work session for more information.
There is currently a second Long Island Sonic restaurant proposed for Nesonset near the Smith Haven Mall, where the company successfully reversed a Smithtown ZBA ruling denying the project from moving forward, according in Newsday.
EPCAL is home to at least two endangered species. (Courtesy photo)
Despite striking out at the lower court and appellate court levels, Riverhead Town can challenge a set of new state Department of Environmental Conservation regulations that established stringent new rules for the protection of endangered and threatened species, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. (more…)
The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters has asked the Riverhead Town Board to adopt a code that would require certain construction jobs to offer an apprenticeship program. (more…)
Highway Department maintenance mechanic Michael Zaleski, second from right, was presented with Riverhead Town’s 2013 Employee of the Year award at the Feb. 19, 2013 Town Board meeting. His wife, Kim, and son Ryan are pictured beside him. (Credit: Tim Gannnon)
In a winter filled with seemingly non-stop snow storms, it’s fitting that Riverhead Town’s employee of the year award goes to a guy who fixes snow plows, among other things. (more…)
Supervisor Sean Walter at Tuesday night’s State of the Town address.
Supervisor Sean Walter again hinted at big things to come in downtown Riverhead in his annual State of the Town speech on Monday.
The supervisor, breaking from his written speech, told the tri-club meeting of the Riverhead Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs, “We are not ready to announce plans today, but there are actions being taken right now behind the scenes, to fill the remaining vacancies downtown. We believe those actions are going to bear fruit.” (more…)
Riverhead Town will likely bond infrastructure costs at EPCAL, which could be more than $20 million. (File photo by Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead Town has maintained its AA- rating from Standard and Poor’s for the ninth consecutive year, according to a press release issued Monday by Supervisor Sean Walter.