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Hearings on steep fee hikes for planning and zoning applications adjourned to May 22

The town board held the hearings open at the request of the town's new business advisory committee.

Luminati’s legal troubles continue to mount

A German company that sold a $147,000 embroidery machine to Luminati Aerospace has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Calverton company failed to make nearly $100,000 in payments owed and seeking a money judgment and recovery of the machinery.

Planet Fitness coming to Sports Authority location, according to plans filed with town

Planet Fitness is slated for the largest of three storefronts to be created in the 45,085-square-foot former Sports Authority store on Route 58.

U.S. Motorsports Association agrees with local advocates: ‘Long Island needs a drag strip’

A drag strip on Long Island would be a “catalyst for economic development and positive growth,” according to a national motorsports group in a report released yesterday.

Lewis Street officially renamed for airman killed in Iraq last year

Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, a Riverhead native who grew up on Lewis Street, was one of seven airmen who perished in a military helicopter crash in Iraq on March 15, 2018.

Is EPCAL land deal still viable? Riverhead to seek new legal counsel to review contract

Riverhead will retain new outside legal counsel to advise the town about its options in the Calverton land deal in light of the legal troubles of Luminati Aerospace, a principal in the deal and the centerpiece of the purchaser’s development plan for the site.

South Jamesport Avenue named in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen

South Jamesport Avenue has been given the honorary designation “Det. Brian Simonsen Way” by a resolution unanimously adopted by the Riverhead Town Board this evening.

Local police will no longer release mugshots with arrest reports

New state law allows police to withhold booking information, including mugshots, from press and public.

Site work underway for 60,000 square feet of new retail stores on Route 58

The Garsten Retail Center gained final approval from the Riverhead Planning Board on Aug. 17, 2017. The town board approved an excavation permit last month, providing for the removal of 8,156 cubic yards of soil

Struggling retail sector claims another Route 58 storefront

Payless ShoeSource is the latest Route 58 retailer liquidating its inventory in advance of closing down. The international chain is closing all of its 2,300 North America stores.
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