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The Riverhead IDA is scheduled to take up a resolution Monday evening deciding Calverton Aviation & Technology's financial capability to develop the Calverton Enterprise Park— a decision crucial to how Riverhead's $40 million land deal proceeds — or whether it proceeds at all.
The restaurant on Manor Lane in Jamesport was put on the market by owner Kar-McVeigh after the Riverhead Town Board granted permission to expand the existing restaurant, but limited the expansion by roughly 10% of the additional space Kar-McVeigh was seeking.
3. Hearings set on 2024 proposed budget, new five-story building on West Main Street: Riverhead Town Board wrap-up.
Riverhead Town's proposed 2024 operating budget and a local law authorizing the town to pierce the 2% tax levy cap will be the subject of a pair of public hearings on Thursday, Nov. 9. Also on tap: a hearing a proposed five-story apartment building on West Main Street.
4. Riverhead residents turn out in force to support industrial and battery storage moratoriums at Town Board hearings this week.
Members of the Riverhead Town Board got an earful from frustrated residents advocating for moratoriums on industrial development and battery energy storage systems at Tuesday night's meeting.
A Calverton man was arrested today for sexually abusing a minor for several years, according to the Southampton Police Department.
6. Harlem Wizards dazzle kids with basketball tricks & tips at school assemblies ahead of Nov. 9 game.
Harlem Wizards player Tishean 'Fresh Prince' Emmanuel visited Riverhead schools on Wednesday in advance of the Wizards game coming up Nov. 9. Photos.
Riverhead’s Anti-Bias Task Force is planning to work with Riverhead Central School District to promote harmony in the community. Here's what they're planning.
The Riverhead Central School District will establish a committee to review and help implement its diversity, equity and inclusion plan. The announcement comes after pressure from prominent Black community members and two high-profile bias incidents on school grounds.
9. School administrator being investigated for alleged violence against staff member is allowed back to work in district, sparking protests.
Assistant School Superintendent Lori Koerner, who was reassigned to her home earlier this month following an incident last month involving alleged physical violence, has been allowed back to work on school grounds pending completion of an investigation.
Who's ready for Halloween? Downtown Riverhead is. The popular Halloween Festival is et for Saturday, featuring coffin races, trick-or-treating on Main Street and a Halloween parade down Main Street. (Rain date: Oct. 28.)
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