Paola Zuniga-Tellez had already spent more than half her life in America by the time she moved from Brooklyn to the East End, resettling in Flanders with her husband, Jose. A native of Mexico, she had the advantage of being bilingual, yet still felt like an outsider in her new home. READ
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
Since the former Tire Craft property at the traffic circle in Riverside was purchased as parkland in 2002, it’s been basically unused by anyone, except for some carnival rides that were put there during the 2014 Riverhead Country Fair. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will discuss Luminati Aerospace’s request for a runway use agreement at EPCAL at its work session Thursday morning. Luminati recently bought Sky Dive Long Island’s property and plans to manufacture solar-powered drones that provide internet access. READ
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…)