At face value, Supervisor Sean Walter’s effort to save taxpayers money by consolidating town government offices seems to be a good idea — and it’s good that he’s pursuing such good ideas. Trimming the number of town employees by 12 percent over the last five years has surely saved taxpayers money — and will continue to down the road. However, the need for the town to trim even more personnel to balance its budget next year and beyond is a real problem — one that’s largely of his and this Town’s Board’s own creation. (more…)
Cars make their way trough a snowy downtown Riverhead Thursday afternoon. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter declared a winter storm emergency beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday as snow that began in the early morning hours continued to fall steadily.
Though there’s been concern about dwindling supplies, Riverhead Town received 85 tons of salt yesterday, Mr. Walter said.
“That will get us through this storm,” he said, adding the town has 700 additional tons of salt on the way.
A Third Street home in Riverhead was torn down last Wednesday. (Credit: Courtesy photo)
After years of neglect, a derelict Third Street home that was considered an eyesore and sometimes attracted squatters was demolished by Riverhead Town last Wednesday. (more…)
Riverhead Town Board members at a meeting last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
National debate about corporate campaign contributions is endless and abstract. The discussion becomes manageable and much more real if we look at a small, local example of how the practice damages government and hurts taxpayers.
I’m not suggesting, or even hinting, that anything illegal occurred; that does not make the activity any less noxious or offensive. (more…)
A bird’s eye view of the Enterprise Park at Calverton site. (Credit: Andrew Lepre, file)
GlobalFoundaries, a Silicon Valley-based company described as a spinoff of computer chip giant AMD, has expressed interest in building a plant that would manufacture semiconducters in Calverton, Supervisor Sean Walter said.
“They did send somebody to look at the property around Columbus Day,” Mr. Walter said. ”Unfortunately, because we haven’t moved quickly, now they (GlobalFoundaries) are looking at property in Delaware” as well.
He stressed that EPCAL still is in play for GlobalFoundaries, but said the town’s lack of marketing the site is a problem. (more…)
Town Supervisor Sean Walter and Town Board members George Gabrielsen and Jodi Giglio at a board work session last March. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
Riverhead Town councilwoman Jodi Giglio has her sights aimed at the supervisor seat.
Ms. Giglio, who told The News Review in January she was “considering screening” for the position, said she will indeed screen for the supervisor seat currently held by fellow Republican Sean Walter. (more…)
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter issued a Proclamation of Winter Storm Event Saturday afternoon as a snowstorm began to dump as much as eight inches across the area from Saturday night through Sunday morning. (more…)
The number of robberies reported in Riverhead Town this year grew by two at about 10 p.m. Saturday, and this time weapons were used in both incidents, Riverhead Town Police said. (more…)