07/05/14 12:00pm
07/05/2014 12:00 PM
After opting not to sell the Second Street Firehouse earlier this year to Sufolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, Town Board members decided on Tuesday to sell it to him for $500,000. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

After opting not to sell the Second Street Firehouse earlier this year to Sufolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, Town Board members decided on Tuesday to sell it to him for $500,000. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

In February, amid concern about the high cost of finding a new home for the town’s Justice Court, a majority of Town Board members backed out of a deal to sell the Second Street firehouse to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi.  (more…)

07/01/14 2:00pm
07/01/2014 2:00 PM

The Second Street firehouse finally appears to have a willing buyer — and a willing seller.

After a previous attempt by Supervisor Sean Walter to sell the house failed earlier this year, the Riverhead Town Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to authorize the sale of the building to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi for $500,000. (more…)

05/21/14 7:00pm
05/21/2014 7:00 PM

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The Riverhead Town Board okayed applications for a pair of grants to help fund a proposed “Suffolk County Regional Agritourism Visitors Center” that could include an indoor farmers market and offices for agriculture and tourism-related businesses and organizations.  (more…)

05/01/14 10:00am
05/01/2014 10:00 AM

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The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session the feasibility of converting the former Armory located on Route 58 into a police and justice court headquarters. The cost of that conversion had been reported to be $11.3 million and the project, so far, hasn’t gained support from the majority of the Town Board.

On Thursday, the board learned that the renovation would cost $13 million if they decide to move forward. The board decided to move forward with studies of other alternatives.

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05/01/14 5:00am

 

Clockwise from top-left: Town hall, the armory building, police station/justice court, Second Street firehouse (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Clockwise from top-left: Town hall, the armory building, police station/justice court, Second Street firehouse (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

If Riverhead Town Board members don’t agree on much, they at least agrees on this: The town needs a new location for its justice court.

But how to construct it, or where to put it, or how much the town should spend on it have remained topics of constant conversation at Town Hall in recent few months — with little, if any, common ground being established.

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04/03/14 10:00am
04/03/2014 10:00 AM

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Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter is keeping to his word.

After saying last week how he would pile on items on the work session agenda until they were resolved, this week features another long agenda. The Town Board is scheduled again to discuss old issues like term limits and prohibiting some elected officials from holding political party leadership posts, the fate of the Second Street firehouse, the sale of the East Lawn building and finding ways to fund additional public parking.  (more…)

03/27/14 10:00am
03/27/2014 10:00 AM

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On the heels of a week where Riverhead Town Board members argued about items being discussed in closed caucus meetings instead of open work sessions, this Thursday’s work session agenda is packed full of discussion items, ranging from term limits to the fate of the Second Street firehouse to the downtown farmers market — a total of 13 topics in all.  (more…)

03/06/14 11:00am
03/06/2014 11:00 AM

liveblog The Riverhead Town Board discussed a proposed three-day music festival at Marta Clara vineyard and downtown Riverhead at its work session on Thursday, and also discussed, but came to no conclusion on, the fate of the Second Street firehouse.

To read more about what was discussed at Thursday’s work session, click below to read a recap of reporter Tim Gannon’s live blog of the meeting.

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