Riverhead Town’s attorneys are asking for a 10-day extension to review Luminati Aerospace’s finalized version of a contract to buy more than 1,000 acres of town-owned land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million, according to Councilman Tim Hubbard. READ
North Fork Brewing Company’s special permit application to build a brewery and tasting room in part of the former Riverhead Fire Department headquarters on Second Street faced no opposition — and generated no public comment — during a public hearing before the Riverhead Town Board last week.
Riverhead Town will hold its annual shotgun hunting lottery Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Town Hall for local residents looking to hunt on town lands in Calverton another other Town properties. READ
Each winter both the Riverhead Business Improvement District and the Lions Club host holiday events that bring hundreds of visitors to downtown Riverhead. This year, in an effort to make both events even bigger, the groups have scheduled them to coincide on Saturday, Dec. 9.
Riverhead Town’s $23.5 million sewage treatment plant upgrade – which uses part of the treated sewer effluent to irrigate Suffolk County’s Indian Island golf course instead of discharging it into the bay – has been awarded the 2017 National Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an award given to only three projects nationally.
Day Haven, an adult day care program, could be coming to Riverhead.
While a contract still needs to be finalized and approved, the Riverhead Town Board showed interest in moving the plan along at last Thursday’s work session.
The Suffolk County Board of Elections will likely start counting absentee and affidavit ballots in Riverhead and Southold towns on the week beginning Nov. 27, according to BOE officials. READ
With the elections over in Riverhead and Southold, the newly elected and the re-elected will get to work on the day-to-day details of government and the critical issues facing their towns.
In many ways, Riverhead and Southold have traveled very different roads and have dissimilar futures.