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
Riverhead parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne presented a report earlier this month on the department’s programming and participation, which reflected an 11 percent increase in total registrations from 2017 to 2018.
“We’re back to where we should be,” Mr. Coyne said, noting that 4,336 people have participated in recreation department programs so far this year, up from 3,911 in 2017.
Using the data, the department identified several areas to focus on in order to boost participation. READ
The Riverhead Town Board will consider a recommendation to prohibit parking on a section of Peconic Bay Boulevard in Jamesport.
Rita Allen of Jamesport sat at a breakfast table at the Riverhead Senior Center in Aquebogue with a grin on her face. Two young men had just stopped by to ask how she was doing and a 20-year-old woman brought her a roll and butter.
“They also come around and talk, which is so nice, too,” said Allen, who is 88. READ
Riverhead’s skate park at Stotzky Park is closed again after repeated incidents of vandalism took place during repair work, according to town parks and recreation superintendent Ray Coyne.
After being closed for more than a year due to safety concerns, Riverhead Town’s skate park at Stotzky Park is officially reopening this week.
Or at least, half of it is. READ
It appears Riverhead Town will receive assistance to spruce up Police Officers Memorial Park in Wading River, which some officials say has fallen into disrepair in recent years. READ
Despite its being labeled a “Band Aid” approach by one official, the Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday agreed to allocate another $27,000 to fix its long-shuttered skate park at Stotzky Park, which has been closed for more than a year because it’s considered unsafe.