Riverhead Councilman Jim Wooten, who must give up his Town Board seat at the end of the year due to term limits, says he will screen for the Republican nomination for supervisor and may also screen for an assessor position if one of the incumbents doesn’t seek re-election.
The Riverhead Republican Committee sent out a press release indicating that it will be screening candidates for town offices Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. READ
An energy storage company that’s seeking to build a facility in Wading River will also keep a portion of the property as a farm in order to retain the farm vista, according to Steve Losquadro, the attorney representing both the company and property owner. READ
A Sept. 19 water rescue of a man floating face down in the waters off Grangebel Park in Riverhead helped two police officers receive “Officer of the Year” honors at Friday’s 49th Annual Police Awards Ceremony by the Kiwanis Club of Southampton. READ
After numerous delays in the past 45 years, the Health and Wellness Center at Suffolk County Community College’s eastern campus in Northampton is close to opening.
Physical work on the building is complete, according to Ben Zwirn, the college’s director of legislative affairs. READ
Officials from Riverhead Town and the Riverhead School District reached a compromise with Suffolk County Community College over property tax abatements granted by the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency to the culinary school building in downtown Riverhead. READ
“In the flash of a second, everything can change,” said Riverhead Councilman Tim Hubbard. “You can go from hunky-dory to borderline ‘not going to be here anymore.’ ”
Mr. Hubbard had that experience Jan. 12, when he fell over a railing on a deck in his yard and ruptured his spleen.
The 58-year-old retired police officer, who was elected to the Town Board in 2015, suffered extensive internal bleeding and may have permanently lost the vision in his right eye. READ
Riverhead residents will soon be required to separate yard waste from the solid waste placed at the curb for pickup. READ
The Riverhead Town Board looked at three options for dealing with space shortages at the police and justice court building at Thursday’s Town Board work session, all based on plans previously submitted over the past 10 years or so. READ