Here are five stories you’ll find in this week’s edition of the Riverhead News-Review:
1. Chef Arie Pavlou said he sensed something strange when two customers entered Comtesse Thérèse Bistro in Aquebogue several months ago. After the two women discovered the restaurant sold foie gras, French for fatty duck liver, they stormed out in a huff, he said, and urged the restaurant to stop selling the controversial product.
Mr. Pavlou then received a message last week addressed as being from the advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and urging a boycott of the restaurant.
The email, which stated it was sent on behalf of one of the customers, was a fake.
2. The latest proposed location for a Peconic YMCA appears to be running into opposition, just as all its predecessors did. The Jamesport-South Jamesport Civic Association has scheduled a meeting for Saturday, March 10, to discuss the impacts of the YMCA proposed for Main Road in Aquebogue, as well as the overall zoning in that area. The meeting, set for 10 a.m. at the Jamesport Meetinghouse, was publicized on a new “Save Main Road” website and Facebook. The meeting is open to the public.
3. If you drive down Lake Avenue, you’ll travel from Riverside at one end of the road to Northampton at the other. At least that’s what the welcome signs say. But the president of the recently formed Riverside Revitalization Community Coalition thinks his hamlet is getting shorted. Bill Schaw of Riverside believes the homes around Wildwood Lake should be considered Riverside as well.
4. How can you tell if a local contractor is right for your remodeling work? Check out our list of tips for making sure your work gets done right.
5. Supervisor Sean Walter will be attending the Greater Calverton Civic Association’s next meeting on Wednesday, March 14. Read about that and more in our “Neighborhood News” section.