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
Representatives from United Riverhead Terminal met with the Town Board last Thursday to try to get a resolution for a special permit on the agenda as soon as possible. (more…)
After a presentation Thursday from Oceana, an international ocean conservation advocacy group, Riverhead Town officials are contemplating passing a “sense” resolution to oppose a federal offshore drilling plan.
“Some of the towns on the East End are adopting a sense resolution,” said Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, adding that she felt it was important for the board to be informed if it’s something they move forward with. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is considering moving up the time of evening meetings by an hour to 6 p.m.
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith suggested the change during Thursday’s work session.
Ms. Jens-Smith proposed holding meetings scheduled for Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18 at 6 p.m instead of 7 p.m. as a trial. READ
Residents of Lewis Street will be tasked with deciding whether to permanently rename their road in honor of Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ
The Riverhead Town Board is planning to implement a new tick prevention program among its employees this fall.
Discussed at a work session last week, the pilot program would be led by members of the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook-Southampton Hospital. It would be the first town on Long Island to participate in such a program. READ
The Riverhead Town engineering department suggested the town invest in energy efficient lighting throughout town-owned buildings, which could save the town approximately $200,000 or more in lighting expenses. READ
Larry Simms’ brief tenure as a member of the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency has come to an end.
Mr. Simms, an outspoken critic of the IDA who was appointed to the board earlier this year, submitted his letter of resignation. READ