Riverhead Town is one of two municipalities on Long Island that has been offered $627,327 in state grant funding to replace lead water service lines in residential areas — if they want it. READ
Riverhead Town officials are considering issuing $1 million in bonds to retrofit street lights with more efficient LED bulbs.
During a discussion at a work session Thursday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said potential cost savings are the reason to move forward. READ
American flags lined the front of Eli and Rose Briggs’ Riverhead home Saturday morning as family and friends gathered in their front yard. The group then walked a few houses down for a ceremony to formally rename the road in memory of Dashan Briggs, the fallen airman who grew up on the street with his grandparents. (more…)
Will Riverhead be a town dominated by more big-box stores, when we know retail is retreating? Will our hamlets become a litany of faceless strip malls, when we know there are already too many vacant storefronts? Will we value open space, or cut down every last tree in the name of “progress?” (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board once again failed to garner three votes to hire an outside attorney to review its agreement with Calverton Aviation & Technology. (more…)
Riverhead Town has issued more than 100 violations to properties in downtown Riverhead and the owners of three downtown properties have been issued notices to remedy unsafe conditions, according to Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith. READ
A longtime Riverhead police detective is calling it a career after more than 31 years.
The department held a “walkout” ceremony last Thursday for Detective Frank Hernandez, during which he was greeted by past and current co-workers as he descended the stairs at police headquarters. On Jan. 30, Det. Dixon Palmer received the same treatment to mark his retirement after about 35 years on the job.