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Might Calverton become an Amazon Air hub in the future? Long Island is a ‘unique difficulty’ for Amazon, researchers say

Amazon Air's growing fleet of freighters serve an expanding network of air cargo hubs across the country, but metro New York remains a weak spot for Amazon, researchers at DePaul University say. Calverton could help address that.

Go-kart races and drifting exhibitions, hosted by drag racing promoter, approved for EPCAL: Riverhead Town Board wrap-up

The drag racing promoter at the Calverton Enterprise Park is expanding his events this year to include car shows, go-kart racing and drifting exhibitions. 

The future of our town is in the voters’ hands this November. Pay attention and choose wisely.

Featured letter: Voting party-line this year may very well destroy the make-up of Riverhead. The present council has overwhelmingly been in favor of warehouses and the EPCAL sale.

CAT’s EPCAL plan violates the very town ordinance it says it relies on for approval

Guest column: CAT's plan is a "nuisance" prohibited by Riverhead Town Code.

Hey, Triple Five. We get it. Do you?

Whatever name they give Triple Five’s plan — a hub, a cog, a piece in the logistics and distribution puzzle — it’s still a place with runways where planes carrying cargo — typically 747s which, when fully loaded, weigh 89,000 pounds — would be landing. And it would generate truck traffic here the likes of which we’ve never seen.

The $40 million land deal between Riverhead and Triple Five affiliate ‘CAT’: a look back

With Calverton Aviation & Technology set to present its plans for the Calverton Enterprise Park Wednesday evening at the Hotel Indigo in Riverhead, we thought this a good time to provide a timeline of milestones in the history of the deal, now in its seventh year.

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

“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.

The ‘CAT’ plan for EPCAL does not deserve taxpayer financial support

Featured letter: CAT has no approved site plan, no zoning approvals, no required permits and its plan has not undergone the review mandated by the State Environmental Quality Review Act. It should not even be considered for taxpayer-funded support.

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

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.

The Riverhead IDA must say no to tax breaks for a cargo hub at former Grumman site. Here’s why.

The Town Board put the Riverhead IDA in an impossible situation. The IDA should 'just say no' to tax breaks for CAT's massive project. That will put the ball back where it belongs: in the hands of the Town Board, which should walk away from this deal as fast as it can.