Due to the forecast of heavy rains and winds Saturday, paired with high tides and potential river flooding, the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association has made changes to the schedule for the planned Halloween Fest this weekend, according to Diane Tucci, the executive director for the BIDMA.
The developer of a proposed 170-unit apartment complex at the former Sears site on East Main Street said he’ll provide far more parking spaces than the 88 originally proposed for the project.
Robert Muchnick of the Metro Group, who is under contract to buy the property from Riverhead Enterprises, told the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association Wednesday night that he would provide at least one parking space per unit, and possible more. READ
With rain in the forecast Sunday, the new coffin races that are part of the Halloween Festival have been moved up a day. READ
The newest member of the Riverhead Business Improvement District hopes to bridge the gap with the Latino community in downtown Riverhead.
Felix Andino, an outreach specialist with UnitedHealthcare on West Main Street, was appointed last Wednesday to fill the BID Management Association position left vacant by the resignation of longtime member John Mantzopoulos.
Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association officials are hoping to recommend 30-minute parking limits for certain spaces downtown.
The BIDMA discussed the issue of two-hour parking, and how that adversely impacts certain local businesses, at its Dec. 21 meeting.
The three-hour parking limit on about 60 spaces in the riverfront parking lot between Pera Bell Food Bar and Dark Horse Restaurant would no longer be in effect from just 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. under a proposal being considered by the Riverhead Town Board.
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The Sixth Annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race, which was scheduled to be held a week from Sunday, has been kicked back until the end of August in the wake of a massive fish kill in local waters. (more…)
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Careful where you park downtown.
An estimated 30 cars have been towed in the past few weeks from a private parking lot owned by the Long Island Science Center on West Main Street, angering some downtown merchants.