10/10/16 10:46am
10/10/2016 10:46 AM

As families shuffled their young children out the door, Siris Barrios and her team at Riverside Rediscovered packed away colorful small chairs, took apart yellow kiddie tables and swept Goldfish crackers from the floor as they transformed the space from a children’s playroom back into an office.

It’s a scene that unfolds Tuesday nights at the conclusion of each installment of a program called “CMEE on Wheels,” during which representatives of the Children’s Museum of the East End come to Riverside to run various activities for local children. The program runs through Nov. 22. READ

04/23/15 12:00pm
04/23/2015 12:00 PM
Renaissance Downtowns' plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Renaissance Downtowns’ plans to help revitalize Riverside are expected to be presented to the Southampton Town Board next Thursday. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

A year after Renaissance Downtowns signed on with Southampton Town to create a new zoning code aimed at revitalizing Riverside, the time is coming for the company to unveil its redevelopment plans.

The plans — expected to be unveiled next week — hinge on the economically distressed hamlet’s getting a new sewage treatment plant and landowners’ getting incentives to build up their lots in exchange for accepting tightened environmental restrictions.  (more…)

12/28/14 8:00am
12/28/2014 8:00 AM
Siris Barrios, community liaison for Renaissance Downtown Riverside Rediscovered in her office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Siris Barrios, community liaison for Renaissance Downtown Riverside Rediscovered in her office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

In late 2013, the Southampton Town Board hired a private firm as master developer to take the lead in revitalizing the downtrodden hamlet of Riverside. (more…)