Riverhead officials are considering whether South Jamesport beach could someday resemble Suffolk County’s Meschutt Beach in Hampton Bays, and whether the town could accomplish that by signing a long-term lease with a vendor who would in turn renovate the snack stand there.
“South Jamesport has the best potential” of the town’s beaches, said Ray Coyne, superintendent of Riverhead’s parks and recreation department. READ
Members of the Riverhead Town Board are considering changes to their meeting rules that would set stricter guidelines on what discussions are considered confidential during executive sessions. READ
Community members filled the Riverhead Town Board meeting Wednesday night with feedback on the proposed “anaerobic digester,” a food-waste-to-energy plant on Youngs Avenue, across from the landfill.
The town is being asked to contribute more than $500,000 to a group called CEA Energy LLC for the proposal, which would be built on town-owned property. The facility’s profit would be split between the town and the group. READ
Calverton Aviation and Technology has now formally requested a 90-day extension of the 90-day “due diligence” period that was called for in the agreement to buy 1,643 acres of land from Riverhead Town for $40 million. READ
Riverhead Democrats will run an all-woman slate in this November’s elections, nominating incumbent Laura Jens-Smith for supervisor and challengers Patricia Snyder and Diane Tucci for council.
Both Ms. Snyder and Ms. Tucci are well known in the community. READ
Riverhead Town is being asked to provide more than $500,000 for an “anaerobic digester” proposed for town-owned property on Youngs Avenue, and split whatever profit the facility makes.
A group called CEA Energy LLC is proposing a food-waste-to-energy plant on a 12.7-acre site on the north side of Youngs Avenue, across from the landfill, which includes a town yard waste facility and the former animal shelter. The total cost of the project would be between $20 million and $22 million, they said. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith kicked off a listening tour Monday evening at the Senior Center in Aquebogue. READ
Long Island residents can now take advantage of an expanded free virtual tax preparation service that may help them keep more money in their pockets this tax season. READ