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.
Workers with Shirk Construction of Pennslyvania put up trusses on the addition to the Long Island Cauliflower building on Marcy Avenue in Polish Town.
Last year was a mixed bag for construction in Riverhead: new home-building in town reached a more than 10-year low in 2013, according to permits filed in town hall. Several large-scale commercial build-outs were started, however, and permits issued to expand existing premises were on the rise. (more…)
Riverhead Town is considering bringing a Manorville man to court who is alleged to be illegally operating a puppy breeding operation out of his home. Pictured, a man delivers a dog to breeder John Kowal’s home on River Road. (Courtesy photo)
Riverhead Town officials are considering legal action against a Manorville man they say has been illegally breeding and selling dogs from his home.
A Middle Island man charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a 2012 collision that killed a bicyclist in Calverton has pleaded guilty to that charge in Riverhead Town Court and was sentenced to six months in jail. (more…)
Refuse in woods along Oak Avenue in Flanders from 2012. Civic leaders say all the open space and parkland in the tri-hamlet area make it easy for people to dump. (Tim Gannon file photo)
The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association adopted a resolution Monday asking Southampton Town to create a garbage district for its three hamlets. (more…)
Paul Squire file photo | When the Riverhead Sewer District is able to upgrade its facility off Riverside Drive, the water being currently treated at the plant would then be pumped through a new, high-tech filtration system before reaching Peconic Bay.
The Riverhead Town Board is planning to authorize the bonding of almost $9 million to cover part of a federally mandated $23.5 million upgrade to the Riverhead Sewer Plant at a special meeting Thursday morning. (more…)
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A hummingbird at the Baiting Hollow sanctuary in August of 2012.
Fans of the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary are flying to the side of the scenic Sound Avenue location, as an online petition surfaced this week asking the town to withdraw a notice of violation issued against the sanctuary, which faces a civil lawsuit from neighbors seeking $3 million and calling for its closure. (more…)