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Riverhead school board corrects prior error in 2023-2024 property tax apportionment among three towns during special meeting Tuesday

by Nov 29, 2023
The district’s total property tax levy remains unchanged, but how that levy is apportioned — or spread out — among the three towns comprising the Riverhead Central School District had to be adjusted to correct a previous error made by the district.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up: Nov. 21

by Nov 28, 2023
Riverhead 'Supervisor of the Day' Kaden Linnen helped preside over the Nov. 21 Town Board meeting, where the board established a new department for economic development, among other actions. Here's a meeting wrap-up.

Supervisor announces final ‘State of the Town’ speech to ‘tout accomplishments’ of her tenure

by Nov 24, 2023
The speech will emphasize the many accomplishments of the Riverhead Town Board under the Aguiar administration over the last four years, according to the supervisor's press release announcing the Dec. 4 speech.

Hubbard: Moratorium proposals on hold until after the new year, when new board is in place

by Nov 22, 2023
With the absence of one of the two board members willing to vote for an industrial moratorium, and the holidays coming up, Council Member Tim Hubbard said Wednesday he will wait till after the new year to put the moratorium proposals on the board's agenda, "when I have guaranteed support for them."

Anti-Bias Task Force divided as it votes a second time to approve donation of DEI-enhancement books to school libraries

by Nov 21, 2023
A controversy that’s been brewing all year about the purchase of books by the town’s anti-bias task force for Riverhead school libraries may finally be coming to an end.

Public hearings set on Main Road self-storage facility, Roanoke Avenue mini-golf expansion

by Nov 21, 2023
The proposed self-storage facility, a two-story, 36,250-square-foot building, will be located on an approximately 3.4-acre property at 61 Main Road, just east of Dari Land Ice Cream.

Riverhead Town snares state grants for town square adaptive playground and feasibility study for potential sports complex at EPCAL

by Nov 20, 2023
Riverhead received a $500,000 award for the planned adaptive playground on the riverfront and a $30,000 award to fund a feasibility study for a potential sports complex at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

Riverhead Town Board to return head planner to work — and strip him of his authority

by Nov 20, 2023
The Town Board is poised to order head planner Jefferson Murphree back to work this week. But he'll be coming back to a new position in a new department — and he will no longer be a department head. Instead he'll be reporting to Dawn Thomas, who will head up the new Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Public input sought on draft recommendations for comprehensive plan update, public workshop set for Dec. 13 at Town Hall

by Nov 19, 2023
The purpose of the Dec. 13 workshop is to test draft recommendations with the public before the draft document is presented to the public, according to town officials.

Riverhead IDA board member lashes out at school district’s lawyer during public hearing

by Nov 17, 2023
The tension that’s been building between the Riverhead school district and Riverhead Industrial Development Agency over property tax exemptions was on full display at Monday’s RIDA meeting, where one RIDA board member lashed out at the school district, accusing it of hating subsidized housing and failing to control its own budget.