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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
Editorial Riverhead

Editorial: Transparency is a Must at EPCAL

The debacle that is Riverhead’s fire-sale contract to sell 1,643 acres of land at the Enterprise Park at Calverton was on full public view throughout the month of August, and make no mistake, the people of Riverhead are paying close attention to every nuance of this deal.  This project will likely have an impact on the entire East End community, and we all need to be paying attention.  The $40
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Business Government Riverhead Top Stories

EPCAL Answers Remain Elusive

The public remains skeptical of Calverton Aviation & Technology's development plan for the Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) after CAT representatives repeatedly asserted they are not planning to build a cargo jetport on land adjacent to the runways at the former Grumman naval aircraft testing site at a Riverhead Industrial Development Agency meeting Aug. 7. CAT's consultants presented plans to the IDA for a logistics hub for packages brought to
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Government Riverhead Top Stories

Riverhead Picks Petrocelli For Town Square Developer

Pictured Above: An artist's rendering of the new design, as seen from East Main Street. Riverhead Town is poised to move forward with a major redevelopment of the properties on East Main Street earmarked for a Town Square, after the town board voted unanimously April 19 to appoint J. Petrocelli Contracting, Inc. as Master Developers for the project.  J. Petrocelli’s plan, first pitched in public at an April 14 town
Environment Riverhead Transit

Bike Sharing Comes to Riverhead

Riverhead Town launched its Pedalshare bike sharing program, originally scheduled in 2019 but delayed due to several issues related to the pandemic, on May 17. Bicycles are available to share through an app at the Riverhead Train Station, Town Hall, the EPCAL recreational path and two locations alongside the Peconic River.  The program, in conjunction with Suffolk County and sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, is also available in Hampton
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Celebrating The Big Duck’s Birthplace

Pictured Above: Members of the Flanders Village Historical Society, the Riverhead Town Board and descendants of one of the builders of The Big Duck celebrated the new marker on Nov. 19. The Big Duck is pretty much synonymous with the Southampton hamlet of Flanders, a place of deep pine barrens and wetlands just south of Riverhead known for its sportsman’s havens and history of duck farming. While the giant cement
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Covid Testing Ramping Up in Hampton Bays & Riverhead as Governor Cautions of ‘Cluster Zones’

Pictured Above: A sign warns motorists entering downtown Riverhead of the Covid spike. Read our continuing coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Update: Nov. 22, 2 p.m. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said parts of Suffolk County will likely become yellow cluster zones later this week. "Unless they drastically change the trajectory rate, they will go into those zones this week," said Mr. Cuomo in his Sunday press briefing Nov. 22. New