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Calverton Enterprise Park

Calverton Industrial moratorium and EPCAL zoning amendment approved at Riverhead Town Board’s first meeting of 2024

by Jan 4, 2024
The new Riverhead Town Board had an eventful first meeting of 2024, passing a moratorium on industrial development in Calverton and amending a zoning district at EPCAL to prohibit airports.

Riverhead IDA scheduled to take up resolution Monday on Triple Five’s plans for Calverton

by Oct 21, 2023
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.

Town awaits input from state environmental regulators on whether to allow use of traction compound on runways for drag racing event

by Aug 22, 2023
The State Department of Environmental Conservation in 2021 advised against using the traction compound on the Calverton runway, citing environmental risks, and it's been prohibited for the drag racing event. The event promotor, who says the compound will make racing safer, is pushing for its use.

Calverton Aviation & Technology to provide update on its ‘current vision’ for EPCAL project at Riverhead IDA meeting next Monday

by Jul 31, 2023
Representatives from Calverton Aviation & Technology will update the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency and Riverhead residents on their current vision for the proposed project at Calverton Enterprise Park on Monday, Aug. 7, immediately following the regular IDA meeting. A public comment period will be provided.

Riverhead Town to refurbish Navy airplanes at Grumman Memorial Park

by Jun 28, 2023
After receiving complaints about the condition of the two Grumman fighter planes loaned to the town by the National Museum of Naval Aviation for display at Grumman Memorial Park, Riverhead Town is preparing to refurbish them.

Democratic candidates for Town Board slam administration’s handling of EPCAL, call for town to pull the plug on CAT deal ‘once...

by Jun 20, 2023
Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board are calling on the town to pull out of its joint application with Calverton Aviation and Technology to the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency and to reject the developer’s plans to build an air cargo hub at the Calverton Enterprise Park.

PFAS levels in Peconic River fish prompt advisory from state health officials

by May 24, 2023
Contamination of fish in portions of the Peconic River by the “forever chemicals” known as PFAS prompted the New York State Health Department this week to warn the public to limit consumption of fish caught in those areas.

Triple Five affiliate says it is pursuing use of rail freight infrastructure in Calverton

by May 2, 2023
Calverton Aviation & Technology says it is exploring rail freight uses for the Calverton rail spur refurbished and by town at a cost of $3.5 million in 2010-2011.

More PFAS contamination detected inside the Calverton Enterprise Park, Navy investigators say

by Apr 26, 2023
Environmental investigators have found new areas of PFAS contamination — some at very high levels — at the former Grumman site in Calverton, raising questions from community members about possible impacts to development plans for the property.

Town Board members claim they didn’t see controversial EPCAL air cargo plans before they were publicly presented to Riverhead IDA

by Apr 26, 2023
Despite signing on as a joint applicant for financial assistance from the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, Town Board members say they didn't see Calverton Aviation & Technology's plans for the site until they were presented to the IDA in September.