Is Riverhead the solar capital of Long Island?
It may be, as plans for the latest solar project, Riverhead Solar 2, a proposed 36-megawatt photovoltaic solar field on 290 acres of leased private land on Edwards Avenue, progress. The developer, sPower, already operates a solar facility — Riverhead Solar 1 — adjacent to the proposed facility. READ
A notoriously bad intersection could see some improvement under a plan being discussed by Riverhead Town officials, the owner of the former Village Crossroads property and the state. READ
Update Tuesday: The copper angel statue that was reported missing by the man behind a 9/11 memorial in Calverton wasn’t missing after all.
According to Riverhead town police, the statue had been removed after it was damaged by high winds. Employees from the town fixed up the statue and were set to return it soon, police said.
Original story: A copper angel statue installed at the Calverton World Trade Center memorial has gone missing.
Another solar energy project could be coming to Calverton.
sPower, the Utah-based based company that recently built a 9.2-watt solar energy project on 45 acres on the east side of Edwards Avenue, is now considering another solar project farther west in Calverton. READ
For centuries, alewife — a silver-scaled herring-like fish — return to Riverhead’s Peconic River estuary to spawn, making it as far as Grangebel Park to lay their eggs. But a series of dams set up decades ago to promote industry and agriculture halted the fish’s annual migration from traveling the rest of the journey up the Peconic River. READ
Riverhead police have closed five streets across town Saturday night as biting wind sweep snow and ice over the roads. READ
A 2008 rendering of the F1 Long Island track
Gentlemen, don’t start your engines just yet! READ
A driver was extricated from his vehicle following a two-car crash Friday morning in Calverton, Riverhead Town police at the scene said.