“Basically, nothing much as changed in the last two years.”
That’s how Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith described downtown Riverhead after she and her running mates, Catherine Kent and Michele Lynch, led the media on a “walking tour” of the area last week. READ
Riverhead Board of Education member Ann Cotten-DeGrasse confirmed Monday she has decided to resign after serving for a total of eight years, citing board member quarrels and violations in procedure.
Another solar application has been submitted to the Riverhead Town Planning Board. This time, it’s for a golf course.
Long Island National Golf Club has proposed to install solar panels at its property on Northville Turnpike to offset electrical costs, according to town planning aide Greg Bergman.
Here’s a challenge many small businesses on the North Fork confront.
An employer identifies a prospective employee they believe is exactly the type of candidate they need to fill an open position. READ
You’ve likely heard the term “brain drain” before. It’s an expression often used to describe the mass departure of post-college Long Islanders to other parts of the country, where the cost of living is more affordable.
On the North Fork, where the housing market has rebounded — and is even thriving in some places — and the stock of affordable housing remains low, and local municipalities are exploring ways to keep the millennial workforce from leaving the area.
Farm Country Kitchen was granted a one-year extension last Thursday of a zoning variance it previously received from the Riverhead Zoning Board of Appeals allowing an off-site parking lot that’s more that twice as far from the riverfront business as zoning permits.
The event featured jousting, snakes, archery and everything Middle Ages. But it lacked one critical component to operate: a special event permit. READ
UPDATE: Organizers announced the second day of the festival Sunday has been canceled.
Original story: Riverhead transformed into medieval times on Saturday on the first day of the 2017 Medieval Festival at the Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp on Sound Avenue. The event runs through 5 p.m. Sunday. READ