Riverhead’s upgraded sewer plant ‘a model for our nation,’ as it recovers up to a half-million gallons a day for irrigationRiverhead’s sewage treatment plant upgrade and the innovative wastewater reuse partnership with the county golf course garnered accolades yesterday from a high-ranking federal Environmental Protection Agency official and environmental activists. The “incredibly innovative” $24 million upgrade and reuse project, completed with financial assistance from federal, state and county governments, is “a model not just for Long ...
- Developer David Gallo of Georgica Green Ventures today unveiled his plans for a 118-unit apartment building with ground-floor shops and restaurants on McDermott Avenue in downtown Riverhead.
- Two festivals at L.I. Sports Park in Calverton previously nixed by the Riverhead Town Board have been given the green light after all. The board on Tuesday rescinded its previous resolutions denying special event permit applications from Starfish Junction Productions to hold the “Long Island Potato Festival“ and the “Pour the Core Hard Cider Festival” at ...
- A town board public hearing has been set for Oct. 18 on a local law authorizing the town to pierce the tax levy limitation for fiscal year 2017. If the town board adopts the law, it will be legally authorized to exceed the tax levy limitation with its 2017 budget. If it subsequently adopts a budget ...
- An ongoing dispute between a Baiting Hollow community and the Riverhead highway superintendent over responsibility for maintaining roads in the community has made its way to court.
- Riverhead Town will hold a lottery Monday evening for permits to hunt on certain town-owned lands during archery season for deer.
- Angry words flew at the Board of Education meeting last night over the question of how much salary and other information should be provided to the public about employee salaries and credentials when the board is acting on personnel resolutions.
- The Edgar Allan Poe Festival has been canceled this year, but Riverhead BID will still hold a Halloween parade in downtown Riverhead along with trick-or-treating.
- Motorists should expect lane closures between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on Route 25 between Wading River-Manor Road and Route 25 as the State DOT repairs and resurfaces the roadway, beginning tonight weather permitting.
Zeldin brings chairman of House committee that oversees postal service to Flanders for meeting on zip code requestThe chairman of the House committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service came to Flanders yesterday at the request of Rep. Lee Zeldin to assure residents that he will work to get the area its own zip code, something they’ve sought for more than 15 years.
Riverhead Planning Board: Garsten retail center, Kroemer Avenue retail store, 84 Lumber, 20 W. Main gain approvalsA wrap-up of actions taken at the Sept. 15 Riverhead Planning Board meeting.
Developer has ‘no plans’ for unused 11-acre portion of Costco site after controversial clear-cutting of woodsEleven acres of woodlands that was clear-cut to allow a developer to mine sand to fill low-lying areas on its 42-acre site won’t be developed any time soon — leaving a vast empty space adjoining residents’ backyards. The developer has submitted plans to build five new large stores on the Costco site.
- Martha Clara Vineyards co-founder Robert W. Entenmann died yesterday at his home in Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida. He was 88 years old.
- The resort would include up to 450 guest rooms and 50 “villas,” plus a health spa, banquet facilities, club house and shops.
Retail on Route 58 continues to grow, as planners consider nearly 200,000 sq. ft. of new construction in two developmentsThe town planning board at its meeting tomorrow afternoon is set to approve a preliminary site plan for a 60,000-square-foot retail shopping center just west of Osborn Avenue and will have its first look at five more stores comprising 120,000 square feet on the Costco site.