You can now go on Riverhead Town’s website and watch a two-hour documentary about the town’s 175th anniversary, filmed in 1967, complete with interviews — in color — with local residents and officials from the time, and footage of what downtown and other parts of Riverhead looked like then. READ
“Basically, nothing much as changed in the last two years.”
That’s how Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith described downtown Riverhead after she and her running mates, Catherine Kent and Michele Lynch, led the media on a “walking tour” of the area last week. READ
Riverhead will again vie for a $10 million Long Island Downtown Revitalization grant, but this year the town will agree to apply along with Southampton Town for a better chance at the state funds. READ
Riverhead Town plans to bring on a second lawyer to aid in the vetting process of Luminati Aerospace and contract negotiations after the town agreed to a $40 million sale of its remaining land at Enterprise Park at Calverton. Councilman Tim Hubbard had raised concerns about the vetting process last month.
The Riverhead Town Board will consider a recommendation to prohibit parking on a section of Peconic Bay Boulevard in Jamesport.
Hallock State Park Preserve sits on 225 acres of shorefront property off Sound Avenue in Northville.
Currently closed for construction of a visitor center and parking field, it will soon reopen with hiking trails leading to Long Island Sound. READ
Now that Riverhead Town Board members have added another residence on Creek Road in Wading River to the list of short-term rentals it plans to sue, property owners and renters are urging the board to reconsider its 2013 ban on residential rentals of fewer than 30 days. READ
Some say the era of brick-and-mortar retail may be waning, but a rundown of current building applications and ongoing projects for Route 58 includes more than a dozen proposals.
So what does that mean for Riverhead’s bustling shopping district? READ