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Suffolk Theater announces new director

Gary Hygom, former executive director at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts and 20-year producing director at Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, will take the reins at the historic Riverhead theater on Oct. 15.

Suffolk Theater scrambling to book acts, aiming for September reopening

With the governor's announcement this week that most businesses, including theaters, will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity as of May 19, the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead got busy trying to book acts in a hurry. "Coordinating the dates has been like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube," theater owner Bob Castaldi said.

Town officials balk at Suffolk Theater owner’s plans for rear of building

A dispute over an area of land behind the Suffolk Theater threatens the theater’s continued existence, according to theater owner Bob Castaldi.

Riverhead IDA green-lights tax benefits for Second Street firehouse restoration and brewery, tasting room plans

The Riverhead IDA approved the application of Wolf Properties and Long Beard Brewing Co. for tax benefits for restoration and renovation of the Second Street firehouse. Long Beard plans to build a Viking ship-themed tasting room in a portion of the first floor.

Second Street firehouse owner, brewery tenants make pitch to Riverhead IDA

The owner of the Second Street firehouse and his first tenants made a pitch to the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency yesterday for property tax...

Town plans to sell East Lawn to Suffolk Theater owner Castaldi, supervisor says

Town board members have reached consensus on the sale of the historic building to builder Bob Castaldi, and will vote to authorize the sale at the next town board meeting, Supervisor Sean Walter said.Town board members will vote to authorize the sale at the next town board meeting, Supervisor Sean Walter said. Current East Lawn tenants will be asked to vacate by June 1.

Suffolk Theater restoration earns N.Y. State Historic Preservation award

The Suffolk Theater, restored and renovated by owners Bob and Dianne Castaldi, was one of seven projects statewide honored with 2014 N.Y. State Historic Preservation awards.

As end of outdoor season nears, Riverhead’s popular indoor farmers’ market is still without a home

Riverhead BID officials are still looking for a home for the indoor farmers' market, which is supposed to begin the first Saturday in November. Last winter's location is not likely going to be available because the building owner is set to sign a lease with a dollar store, according to BID president Ray Pickersgill.