The Riverhead Town Board heard a presentation from the town’s anti-bias task force relating to comments made by some Town Board members about immigration enforcement at its work session Thursday. 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…)
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…)