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09/19/18 5:49am

Another large apartment complex on East Main Street is now headed for the review process, as Riverhead Town has scheduled two “scoping” sessions on its environmental impact for next month. 

Listed officially listed as 203-213 East Main Street, the project location is better known locally as the former Sears site. 

The applicant, Metro Group Properties, is proposing a five-story, 170-unit mixed use structure on land immediately west of the 116-unit Riverview Lofts development, another five-story mixed use structure that’s currently under construction.  READ

09/18/18 6:00am

In some ways, the methods John Warner uses to handcraft tombstones at Peconic Monument Works in Riverhead haven’t changed much since the business was founded in 1842. A third-generation stone carver, Mr. Warner dexterously engraves memorials that range, in his words, “from markers to mausoleums.” He learned by watching his father, Hollis.

“I’d walk over here after school and spend the afternoon in the shop doing homework,” he said.

Soon, he was learning the trade like those before him: tracing letters and numbers onto a sheet of rubber, cutting them out carefully with an X-Acto knife, laying the stencil onto the stone and using a pneumatic hammer to chisel away. READ

09/18/18 6:00am

A proposed Calverton retail development to be anchored by a Tractor Supply Company store will likely be built in phases, since the applicant doesn’t have any other tenants lined up yet, according to Riverhead Town officials.

New England Retail Properties Holdings received approval in July for a three-lot subdivision of the 51-acre site, a former sand mine owned by Calverton Industries and partially used by Sky Materials as a construction and demolition processing center. READ