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Town Board wrap-up: Aug. 7

Riverhead’s 2018 National Night Out poster contest winners were recognized by the town board prior to its Aug. 7 meeting. The winners in attendance were, front row from left: Katie Davis, 7, Emil Zaleski, 8, Caitlin Ortiz Sullivan, 6, Connor Miller, 6, Kristina Langhorne, 11 and Connor Downs, 10. Winners not pictured: Kayah Skobodzinski, Casey Joe Hubbard and Emma Kennedy. Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller, left, and Lt. Rick Boden presented the winners with awards including tickets to the L.I. Aquarium and gift cards for Target, Friendly’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Photo: Denise Civiletti

Jamesport Vineyard won town board approval Tuesday to establish a bistro use on the site of its Main Road winery.

A bistro is an allowed use by town board special permit in the Rural Corridor Zone.

The Glass Greenhouse in Jamesport is also seeking approval for a bistro at its Main Road site. Walter Gabrielsen told the town board during a public hearing Tuesday that he’d like to have a 15-seat bistro within the existing retail building. The hearing record is open until Aug. 17 for written comment.

Town officials Tuesday recognized the winners of the annual National Night Out poster contest and also the town labor-management committee’s employee of the quarter, Robin Halpin, a Riverhead Water District employee.

Robin Halpin, left, was honored by the Riverhead Town Labor-Management Committee and the Riverhead Town Board as employee of the quarter. Photo: Denise Civiletti

In other action Tuesday, the town board:

scheduled an Aug. 21 public hearing on a local law that would expand the term from two to four years for the office of town supervisor (see separate story);

scheduled a Sept. 5 public hearing on a proposed water district extension to serve the western end of Pulaski Street near its intersection with Route 58;

authorized the purchase of a new 2019 bucket truck for the street lighting division at a cost of $110,234;

authorized the issuance of a request for proposals for an update of the town’s freshwater wetlands inventory map; and

approved permits for the following special events:

  • Polish Street Fair and Festival Aug. 18-19
  • Railroad Museum of Long Island Wooden Toy Train Play Days, Aug. 25-26
  • Hallockville Country Fair and Craft Show, Aug 25-26
  • Mexican Folkloric Dance Society Live Bull Riding Rodeo/Festival, Sept. 2
  • L.I. Moose Classic Car Club Car Show, Sept. 9
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Cycle for Life, Sept. 15
  • 20th Annual Hallockville Car Show, Sept. 16
  • Holiday light show at LI Sports Park
Denise Civiletti
Denise is a veteran local reporter and editor, an attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a “writer of the year” award from the N.Y. Press Association in 2015. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website. Email Denise.