Land swap could result in new ambulance headquarters
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The old Riverhead Firehouse on Second Street will be vacated
soon, with the property possibly going to the town in exchange
for water district land off Route 58.
The Town Board is considering acquiring the old firehouse on Second Street for a possible Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps headquarters, town officials said.
The firehouse property would come from the Riverhead Fire District in exchange for water district land it has long-coveted off Route 58. The department now leases that land from the town for training and its annual motorized drill competition.
The fire district first offered the Second Street site, along with property it owns on Ostrander Avenue, in 2008 for the Route 58 property. But town officials said at the time they couldn’t afford to build new town offices on either site.
But the town could use the firehouse