08/13/14 12:00pm
08/13/2014 12:00 PM
A proposed plan at Enterprise Park at Calverton calls for mixed use to house employees servicing other industries, eventually holding 300 residential units on site.

A proposed plan at Enterprise Park at Calverton calls for mixed use to house employees servicing other industries, eventually holding 300 residential units on site. (Click to enlarge)

A $600,000 study of the 2,300-acre Enterprise Park at Calverton was delivered to Town Hall last week, calling for the municipally owned land — gifted to the town for economic development in the late 1990s and largely untapped since — to be split into 50 lots for open space, as well as residential, retail, industrial and business uses.  (more…)

07/16/14 1:30pm
07/16/2014 1:30 PM
A taxi cab crashed into this parked pickup truck Sunday night, officials said. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A taxi cab crashed into this parked pickup truck Sunday night, officials said. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A Riverhead taxi and limo company has had its permits revoked in the wake of a Sunday night crash in Polish Town that sent a taxi passenger to a local hospital.  (more…)

07/10/14 4:54pm
07/10/2014 4:54 PM
Kenneth Belcher's mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Kenneth Belcher’s mug shot (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

Following a news report earlier Thursday, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller confirmed Friday that a 46-year-old Riverhead man accused of beating and robbing a man early Monday is a “possible suspect” in a string of other assaults and robberies in the area. (more…)

06/27/14 8:00am
06/27/2014 8:00 AM
The Gershow Recycling plant in on Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

The Gershow Recycling plant in on Hubbard Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

Give me a moment, I’ll tell you a funny story.

Two weeks ago, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio went on WRIV radio to announce Riverhead can’t actually enforce town code at the Gershow facility because Riverhead doesn’t own a noise meter. You remember Gershow — they were approved by our Town Board to run a benign junk yard on Hubbard Avenue. Now they noisily “shred” cars there. The story gets better.

A few days after the councilwoman’s pronouncement, Supervisor Sean Walter stepped in to say it’s not true, the town does indeed own not one, but two decibel meters; they just happen to be located at police headquarters. Perhaps that’s why the Town Board might not think we have any.  (more…)

06/25/14 2:00pm
06/25/2014 2:00 PM
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter climbed the Riverhead water tower Wednesday morning. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It’s a bird!

It’s a plane!

It’s a … supervisor?

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Pulaski Street water tower by climbing it Wednesday morning.   (more…)

06/18/14 9:00am
06/18/2014 9:00 AM
Supervisor Sean Walter said he finally decided to quit doing a weekly WRIV radio spot  after hearing Ms. Giglio and then Mr. Dunleavy both saying the town either doesn't have sound meters or they don't work. He said that's not true.  (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Supervisor Sean Walter said he finally decided to quit doing a weekly WRIV radio spot after hearing Ms. Giglio and then Mr. Dunleavy both saying the town either doesn’t have sound meters or they don’t work. He said that’s not true. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

For the second time in his four years in office, Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter has discontinued doing a weekly radio show on WRIV 1390 AM.

Only this time, Mr. Walter says the station and radio host Bruce Tria are not to blame. (more…)

06/06/14 12:40pm
06/06/2014 12:40 PM

 

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (left) and Riverhead supervisor Sean Walter at a press conference in Albany this week. (Credit: Office of Anthony Palumbo)

Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (left) and Riverhead supervisor Sean Walter at a press conference in Albany this week. (Credit: Office of Anthony Palumbo)

New Partners for Community Preservation, a nonprofit that works with New York State on its efforts to clean up polluted and low income sites, honored five different Brownfield Opportunity Grant recipients this week up in Albany, as Supervisor Sean Walter made the trip to receive a proclamation from Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo.

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05/19/14 10:00am
05/19/2014 10:00 AM
The corner of Roanoke Avenue and East Main Street downtown. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

The corner of Roanoke Avenue and East Main Street downtown. (Credit: Tim Gannon, file)

A new study indicates downtown Riverhead doesn’t have enough parking or infrastructure to support the maximum number of apartment units allowed in the town’s existing master plan.  (more…)