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Research and extension center in Baiting Hollow has been helping L.I. growers for 100 years

The Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Baiting Hollow, founded in 1922, provides a crucial service to the region's growers. Yesterday the center celebrated its centennial with a gala at its sprawling 68-acre campus on Sound Avenue, attended by the president of Cornell University.

Air cargo logistics hub in Calverton planned by Triple Five affiliate to enhance package delivery services on Long Island

The Calverton Enterprise Park will fill the need for a regional air cargo logistics hub on Long Island, representatives of Calverton Agency & Technology told the Riverhead IDA in a presentation last night.

Group that runs indoor farmers market in Riverhead unveils plans for multimillion dollar ‘food hub’ at the site

The East End Food Institute, which runs the indoor farmers market in Riverhead, has unveiled an ambitious multimillion dollar plan to develop a centralized food processing and distribution facility at its Main Road site.

Riverhead supervisor denies town’s IDA grants property tax abatements: ‘As they build, they pay taxes,’ Aguiar tells civic group

In response to a resident's question during a civic association meeting Saturday, Supervisor Yvette Aguiar told a downtown civic group that the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency does not grant property tax abatements. New developments are taxes as construction is completed, she said.

New SoBol opens on Route 58 in Riverhead

SoBol, the Long Island-based café franchise that serves fresh smoothies and acai bowls, celebrated the grand opening of a new store on Route 58 in Riverhead today.

Calverton Aviation & Technology IDA benefits application for development at EPCAL site is released

The joint IDA benefits application of Calverton Aviation & Technology and the Riverhead Community Development Agency for the development of the Calverton Enterprise Park has been made public by the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency.

Site of massive mulch fire last week lacked permits, under investigation by State DEC

The site operator, Driftwood Family Farms, has no DEC permit or registration for a mulch processing facility at the 42-acre Calverton site the DEC confirmed this week.

Bed Bath & Beyond says it will close 150 stores, layoff 20% of workforce to cut costs as sales fall

National retailer Bed Bath & Beyond yesterday announced it will close another 150 stores and cut its workforce by 20% to cut expenses and

Holiday weekend is ‘transition weekend’ for People’s United, which will reopen as M&T Bank next Tuesday

New signs went up today at the People's United branch on West Second Street in Riverhead in preparation for People's transitioning to M&T Bank come this weekend.

Battery energy storage system plan is presented to Planning Board, a move blasted by both Aguiar and Blass

Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and former Councilwoman Barbara Blass both had harsh words for the planning department's handling of the application for a proposed 100-megawatt battery energy storage system for a site on Mill Road.