The Riverhead Town Clerk’s office has received 76 letters opposing a proposed assisted living project on a 25-acre parcel that Concordia Senior Communities is in contract to buy. The land in question wraps from Mill Road to Middle Road, just north of Home Depot in Riverhead. READ
No criminal charges will be filed against a town municipal garage employee who took advantage of the town’s state contracts to buy parts at a discounted rate for personal use, while also avoiding sales tax in the process. READ
Riverhead Town Board members are considering maxing out term limits for the supervisor and members of the Town Board while also extending the term for town supervisor from two to four years. READ
A plan to merge the Riverhead Town recreation and senior citizens’ departments will save a little more than $1 million over five years and increase the number of programs offered in those departments, said parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne. READ
Fresh on the heels of an Empire Center report that said that Riverhead Police salaries are 30 percent higher than the state average, and a Newsday report that ranked Riverhead’s police chief as the highest paid employee in Suffolk County in 2014, Riverhead Councilman John Dunleavy is calling for a salary increase for some employees on Howell Avenue: himself and the rest of the Town Board.
Should the town approve a plan to lease its eastern runway in Calverton for up to 30 years to an aerospace start-up? Or should it try to renegotiate with that start-up, which could blossom into a “cutting-edge, high-technology aerospace manufacturing” company? READ
Where, oh where, to place another brewery in town? Not that one is coming, necessarily. READ
A proposal to ban elected officials from being members of a political party’s executive board didn’t garner much support from Riverhead Republican Committee members at a public hearing Tuesday. (more…)