Four of the five Riverhead Town Board members said they’re prepared to approve the exterior elevations for the proposed five-story, 117-unit mixed use apartment project at the former McCabe’s site downtown. They no longer want to hear recommendations from the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission or its Architectural Review Board. READ
In the end, Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market didn’t have to pay a $4,489 fee for police to direct traffic at its annual Garlic Festival, which was held this past weekend. READ
Ulta Beauty, Marshalls Home Goods and a pet supply store may be coming to Route 58 in Riverhead.
Riverhead Town’s three-year old law banning rentals of less than 30 days is being challenged by two Wading River women who are seeking more than $5 million in damages, according to a complaint filed in federal court Tuesday. READ
Some Riverhead Town officials are wondering if the town should allow new developments to connect to public water at a time when the water district needs $10 million in improvements to meet existing demand. READ
The late 1800s featured a lot of change for the country — president James A. Garfield was assassinated, skyscrapers rose throughout cities, electric lighting became more prominent, the Great Blizzard immobilized the East Coast and Coca-Cola was created during Prohibition. READ
When the owner of Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market applied to Riverhead Town for a special event permit for its annual Garlic Festival in 2014, the town charged the business $192 for police services associated with the event. It was the first time since the festival launched a decade earlier that any such fee had been required.
Riverhead Town Board members say they support creating a new $1,000 late fee for fireworks permit applications.