Last call for Times Review Talks on the future of Riverhead

For our final Times Review Talks event of 2019, we’ll be focusing on Riverhead in 2029.

“Riverhead: What Will It Look Like 10 Years from Now,” is set for noon this Wednesday, Nov. 13, at The Vineyards at Aquebogue. Topics expected to be discussed include the future of downtown development, Route 58, housing, Peconic Bay Medical Center, the EPCAL sale, the upcoming school bond vote and the revitalization of neighboring Riverside.


Riverhead councilwomen Jodi Giglio and Catherine Kent, Richmond Realty’s Ike Israel, Peconic Bay Medical Center deputy executive director Amy Loeb and Sean McLean of Mpact Collective and the Riverside redevelopment efforts are among the confirmed panelists. Town Supervisor-elect Yvette Aguiar has also been invited. Representatives of the Riverhead School District, whose taxpayers will soon be asked to consider an $87.9 million facilities bond, declined to participate in the event.

The discussion will be moderated by Times Review Media Group content director Grant Parpan.

Times Review Talks are panel discussions mostly on issues our communities are facing with the people who best understand the concerns and, in some cases, are in a position to make a difference. Times Review Media Group, which publishes both The Suffolk Times and Riverhead News-Review, held six previous events this year and is currently planning more talks for 2020.

Audience members are invited to ask questions during the 90-minute events. The $30 ticket price ($20 for Times Review subscribers) includes lunch. Space is limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance at

This month’s lead sponsors are Peconic Bay Medical Center, Richmond Realty and ULC Robotics. Additional sponsors are Riverhead Ford Lincoln, Riverhead Buick GMC, Suffolk Security Systems, Advantage Title and Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.