Civic coalition brings concerns about Calverton drag racing events to State DEC
The EPCAL Watch Coalition wrote to DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to ask the state environmental watchdog to step in to make sure the drag racing events won't endanger the groundwater aquifer or protected grassland habitats. Of particular concern, the group said, is a solvent-based resin to be used to enhance traction on the runway for drag racing.
Drag race promoter says town permit allows 4,000 people per event, but runway agreement limits attendance to 1,100
Some town board members expressed confidence that everything will work out fine, despite apparent conflicting terms of permit and runway agreement.“We always can stop it on a moment's notice if it's not what we agreed to,” Councilman Tim Hubbard said.
Better late than never? Riverhead makes delayed referral to county planners of its own subdivision map — which the town already...
The timing is unusual, in that the referral to the planning commission would typically have been made prior to the town planning board granting preliminary approval for the subdivision of land at the Calverton Enterprise Park.
Opponents of EPCAL sale press town board to pull the plug on the deal
Opponents of the EPCAL land deal with an affiliate of Triple Five group urged the town board to cancel its contract..
Coalition calls on town officials to pull the plug on Triple Five land deal
A coalition of citizens, civic groups and environmental organizations is calling on town officials to pull the plug on a $40 million...
COVID-19 should not diminish our democracy but should terminate the EPCAL deal
We need an open and live discussion by board members with town residents about the EPCAL deal, including of potential termination next month. Any inclination by some board members to move ahead behind windows shaded by our health crisis must be resisted.