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Government Riverhead

Riverhead Receives More Funding For Water Mains as EPA Funding Paperwork Continues

Pictured Above: Riverhead is still working through the federal paperwork to receive grant funding to bring clean water to its residents in Manorville, after the Suffolk County Water Authority began work last fall bringing public water to the Brookhaven side Manorville. Riverhead Town announced Jan. 18 that it has been awarded another $5 million in funding to connect residents with wells contaminated by perfluorinated compounds to public water, as the
EPCAL Government Riverhead

CAT Files Suit Over Riverhead’s Cancelation of EPCAL Contract

Pictured Above: At EPCAL Calverton Aviation & Technology, LLC (CAT), filed a notice of claim and complaint against the Town of Riverhead and its Industrial and Community Development Agencies in Suffolk County Supreme Court Jan. 8, arguing that the town "engaged in a scheme to evade Riverhead's binding contractual obligation to sell 1,643 acres at the EPCAL property in Calverton CAT" and demanding that the town honor the contract. The Riverhead
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Community Health Riverhead

East End Food Market to Temporarily Relocate During Construction

The East End Food Market, an indoor farmers market organized by the non-profit East End Food, will be moving temporarily to Twin Fork Beer Co. at 807 Raynor Ave. in Riverhead on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jan. 13 through March 30, 2024. For more information and the list of vendors, please visit riverheadmarket.org or email market@eastendfood.org. After work is completed on the site of East End Food's newly-renovated 5,000 square
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Government Riverhead

Riverhead Passes Calverton Industrial Moratorium, Airport Prohibitions at EPCAL

The new Riverhead Town Board passed a six month moratorium on industrial development in Calverton in a 4-1 vote at its first regular board meeting Jan. 3, overriding a recommendation of the Suffolk County Planning Commission staff that the moratorium be limited to three months. The board also voted to approve a change in the town’s ‘Planned Development’ zoning use district to prohibit airports from operating in these districts, after
Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside park property
Business Government Riverhead Riverside Southampton

Riverhead Has Reservations about Riverside Redevelopment as Sewer District Formation Continues

Pictured Above: Downtown Riverhead as seen from one of the three coves in the Riverside Maritime Trail Park property The Southampton Town Board will continue to hear public comments on the environmental review of its proposed Riverside sewage treatment plant in January, as the town prepares further documentation for the creation of the sewer district. The lack of a sewage treatment plant has long seen by Riverside redevelopment advocates as
Riverside Revitalization RRAP page 88 web
Business Government Riverhead Riverside Southampton

Riverside Revitalization Moves to the Front Burner

Pictured Above: An artist's rendering of the potential future look of Riverside. It’s been eight years this December since Southampton Town approved the Riverside Revitalization Action Plan, a broad series of zoning changes and incentives designed to bring new life to what has long been one of the most blighted and impoverished hamlets on the East End. At the time, hundreds of people turned out for public hearings and community
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Government Riverhead

Riverhead Won’t Vote on Moratoriums Until New Year

The Riverhead Town Board is not expected to vote on two proposed moratoriums — one on industrial development in Calverton and another on approval of new utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems — until the new year, Councilman and Supervisor-Elect Tim Hubbard told the community at the Nov. 21 meeting of the town board. An overwhelming chorus of residents spoke up in support of the moratoriums at two public hearings earlier this
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Announcements Government Riverhead

Riverhead to Hold Dec. 13 Comp Plan Workshop

Riverhead Town will hold a public workshop on its Comprehensive Plan Update on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new Town Hall at 4 West Second Street (in Riverhead). A recording of the presentation will also be posted on the Comp Plan website for those that are unable to attend in person. According to the town, "the meeting will provide an opportunity for residents, business owners,
Government Riverhead

Public Supports Riverhead Industrial Development Moratorium, with Skepticism About the Process

Pictured Above: Residents opposed to the proposed cargo airport and warehouses in Calverton at the Riverhead Democrats' campaign kick-off earlier this fall. Two hastily planned public hearings on moratoriums on industrial development in Calverton and Battery Energy Storage Systems had members of the public scratching their heads at the Riverhead Town Board's Oct. 3 meeting, and a promise to hold the hearing open until the board's next meeting Oct. 17
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Government Riverhead

Riverhead Town Offices are on the Move

Riverhead Town is in the process this week of relocating its offices into the former Peconic Bay Medical Center Foundation Entenmann Campus at 2-4 West Second Street. The transition is expected to be completed by Friday, Sept. 29, and an official dedication will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11:30 a.m. Town Board meetings and work sessions will continue to be held at the current town hall at 200
(l-r) Riverhead Town Board candidate Andrew Leven, Town Supervisor candidate Angela DeVito and Town Clerk candidate Josephine Makowski at the unveiling of their platform.
2023 Elections Riverhead Top Stories

Riverhead Democrats Share Their Vision for the Future

Pictured Above: (l-r) Riverhead Town Board candidate Andrew Leven, Town Supervisor candidate Angela DeVito and Town Clerk candidate Josephine Makowski at the unveiling of their platform. In the midst of the greatest groundswell of public concern over unfettered development in decades in the Republican-controlled town of Riverhead, Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board gathered Sept. 6 in the blazing heat under the shade of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat memorial on