Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith unveiled her first tentative budget as supervisor Friday, a $59.06 million spending plan that includes a 3.4 percent increase in the property tax levy.
The tentative budget calls for a 3.9 increase in spending and a 2.7 percent increase in the tax rate. (more…)
Before a town board work session Thursday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith honored a group from the East End Disabilities Association with a proclamation, declaring the week of Sept. 9 through 15 as “Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week” in Riverhead. READ
There will be no proposition on the November ballot asking Riverhead Town residents if they want to extend the term of the town supervisor from two years to four years. READ
The Riverhead Police Department is asking the Town Board to create a second sector in downtown Riverhead, a move that would require adding three full-time officers, according to Chief David Hagermiller. READ
It was only two years ago that Riverhead Town voters defeated a proposal to increase the town supervisor’s terms to four years as opposed to two.
That vote saw 64 percent of voters opposed to the change. READ
The Wellbridge addiction research and rehab facility at Enterprise Park at Calverton is set to break ground within the next two months, officials said. READ
Snow is falling quickly on the East End Monday morning, making the commute a difficult one. READ
Who’s responsibility should it be to declare a winter storm emergency?
Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio argued over that question during the March 20 Town Board meeting. The emergency designation allows roads to be closed and cars ordered off the streets to accommodate snowplows, among other things. READ