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…)

05/16/14 4:13pm
05/16/2014 4:13 PM
Cody’s BBQ and Grill was lifeless Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Cody’s BBQ and Grill was vacant on Friday afternoon. (Cyndi Murray photo)

The doors are closed at Cody’s BBQ and Grill as the owners reportedly look to sell the restaurant.

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter confirmed the owners are trying to find a buyer for the Main Street restaurant.

Manager and co-owner Vic Prusinowski did not immediately return calls for comment, and no one picked up the phone at Cody’s.

(Cyndi Murray photo)

(Cyndi Murray photo)

The restaurant was vacant Friday afternoon, a time when staff would normally be gearing up for its weekly 70s, 80s and 90s dance party. The previous night, the bar and restaurant was also closed, its popular game night cancelled.

The restaurant opens up on Wednesday through Sunday at noon and closes at 10 p.m.

Mr. Prusinowski— a former councilman — would often host Riverhead republican gatherings at Cody’s, including last year’s election night. On Friday Mr. Walter, a Republican, expressed disappointment about its closing.

“I enjoyed it,” he said, adding that he is not sure if the eatery would reopen before another owner is found.

Cody’s opened in the summer of 2011 in the space formerly occupied by Casa Rica, which was forced to close by the New York State Liquor Authority after repeated violent incidents at the bar.

cmurray@timesreview.com

05/13/14 5:42pm
05/13/2014 5:42 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO  |  Riverhead Republicans celebrate their victorious sweep Election night in downtown Riverhead. From left: committee chairman Mason Haas, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman John Dunleavy.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | Riverhead Republicans celebrate their victorious sweep Election night in downtown Riverhead. From left: committee chairman Mason Haas, Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilman John Dunleavy.

Riverhead Republican Committee chairman Mason Haas has retained legal counsel and is asking WRIV 1390 radio to save a copy of an interview Republican Town Supervisor Sean Walter did with the station Friday for “possible litigation” against Mr. Walter, according to Mr. Haas and WRIV general manager Bruce Tria. (more…)

03/27/14 5:15pm
03/27/2014 5:15 PM
Councilman John Dunleavy (left) and Sean Walter at a recent work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Councilman John Dunleavy (left) and Sean Walter at a recent work session. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

“This board tore each other apart for the last two years on petty issues. And the lack of caucuses allowed that to happen.”

That’s how Riverhead Republican committee leader Mason Haas explained why he believes Riverhead Town Board members, all Republicans, need to meet in twice-monthly political caucus meetings — which are closed to the public.

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02/26/14 11:12am
02/26/2014 11:12 AM
Supervisor Sean Walter at Tuesday night's State of the Town address.

Supervisor Sean Walter at Tuesday night’s State of the Town address.

Supervisor Sean Walter again hinted at big things to come in downtown Riverhead in his annual State of the Town speech on Monday.

The supervisor, breaking from his written speech, told the tri-club meeting of the Riverhead Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs, “We are not ready to announce plans today, but there are actions being taken right now behind the scenes, to fill the remaining vacancies downtown. We believe those actions are going to bear fruit.”  (more…)

02/24/14 7:21pm
02/24/2014 7:21 PM
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Undeveloped surrounds the already-developed industrial core at the 2,900-acre EPCAL property.

Riverhead Town will likely bond infrastructure costs at  EPCAL, which could be more than $20 million. (File photo by Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead Town has maintained its AA- rating from Standard and Poor’s for the ninth consecutive year, according to a press release issued Monday by Supervisor Sean Walter.

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