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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.

Buyer in EPCAL land deal will present plans at public forum May 3 at Hotel Indigo, Riverhead Industrial Development Agency announces

by Apr 24, 2023
“This informal forum is intended to provide an opportunity for the CAT team to update Riverhead residents on their vision for the proposed project at EPCAL while the agency continues its due diligence" on the company's application for financial assistance, the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency said in a press release announcing the forum.

Is the Riverhead IDA serving the public’s interest? With many big projects about to seek agency benefits, the answer is critical.

by Apr 17, 2023
Editorial: A lot of big projects are heading to the Riverhead Industrial Development Agency for "benefits," collectively millions of dollars in tax exemptions. It's important for residents to understand what the IDA does and why. The agency, which lacks transparency, must do a much better job to provide public information to the public, or it does not deserve the public's support.