The U.S. Department of the Treasury has approved downtown Riverhead and the Enterprise Park at Calverton as “Opportunity Zones,” based on a recommendation from New York State earlier this year. Riverside, which was not among the state’s nominees from the state, was again not included. READ
The Long Island Science Center, which left Riverhead in late 2016 for Rocky Point, is coming home, according to Larry Oxman, a member of the Center’s board of trustees. (more…)
The new owners of the Peconic Paddler property on Peconic Avenue are hoping to build a four-and-one-half story hotel with a restaurant and bar on the top floor, along with 100 hotel rooms and 43 parking spaces below the building.
It’s being called the Grangebel Hotel. READ
In 1956 the Superior General of the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn sent five nuns to Riverhead with the goal of starting a new Catholic high school.
Mercy High School first opened that year in a temporary space on Roanoke Avenue, which is now the Synergy Center. At one point, as enrollment grew, some classes were held there and others were held at a space within the former St. John the Evangelist School. READ
The Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association is considering hosting a second food truck festival this year after rain washed out most of the three-day festival last month. READ
The Southampton Town Board is planning to buy a parcel of land in the former “Flanders Drive-In” property in Riverside as a site for a new sewage treatment plant that would serve new development for the Riverside business district. (more…)
A proposal to legalize a bistro in Jamesport that was built without permits and a proposal to add a new traffic signal on Route 58 will be the subjects of public hearings before the Riverhead Town Planning Board. READ
The Riverhead Planning Board granted preliminary site plan approval Thursday to sPower’s proposal to build a 20-megawatt solar panel facility on 117 acres south of Route 25 in Calverton. READ