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Riverhead hires special counsel to defend lawsuit by Calverton Aviation & Technology

by Feb 5, 2024
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman of Hauppauge was hired by RIverhead to represent the town and the Riverhead IDA in the lawsuit filed last month by Calverton Aviation & Technology seeking to enforce its purchase agreement with the town for 1,644 acres of vacant industrial land in Calverton.

Preparing to defend EPCAL contract litigation, Town Board interviews four law firms

by Feb 1, 2024
Supervisor Tim Hubbard called a special Town Board work session behind closed doors Monday to interview law firms for the job of representing the town in what may be the most consequential litigation it has ever faced.

Riverhead supervisor: ‘No turning back’ on the termination of $40 million Calverton land deal

by Jan 18, 2024
Supervisor Tim Hubbard said the town will not settle with Calverton Aviation & Technology or renegotiate a contract with the Triple five affiliate. "That was a bad deal from day one," he said at a civic meeting Saturday.

CAT sues Riverhead Town, seeking to enforce contract in $40 million Calverton land deal

by Jan 8, 2024
Calverton Aviation & Technology has filed a lawsuit against Riverhead Town in an attempt to reverse the cancelation of the $40 million sale of town-owned land at the Calverton Enterprise Park to the company.

Supervisor reacts angrily, berates resident for asking if there’s anything new with Triple Five

by Dec 27, 2023
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar grew irate when resident John McAuliff asked last week if there’s any news on a lawsuit by Triple Five over the EPCAL deal. She lectured him at length, berating him for bringing it up.

‘To plane, or not to plane…’ Public hearing tackles heart of the debate surrounding EPCAL’s future

by Dec 13, 2023
A proposed amendment to the zoning for the undeveloped, town-owned land at the Calverton Enterprise Park has come under fire for not going far enough to prohibit aviation uses at the site.

Discussion of PFAS issues on the agenda for next Calverton Restoration Advisory Board meeting

by Dec 4, 2023
PFAS, the synthetic “forever chemicals” contaminating drinking water wells in various locations in and around the Calverton area, are once again on the agenda of the U.S. Navy for its next meeting of the Calverton Restoration Advisory Board scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Manorville Fire Department.

Proposed code revision would ban cargo, passenger flights and flight training and some other aviation uses at Calverton

by Dec 1, 2023
A proposed amendment to the Planned Development District, the zoning that applies to the vacant land outside of the “industrial core” portion...

CAT says it has asked Riverhead to reverse its decision, move ahead with sale of EPCAL land

by Dec 1, 2023
Calverton Aviation and Technology has reached out to Riverhead officials in an effort to move forward with the purchase of vacant industrial land at the Calverton Enterprise Park, despite the Town Board declaring the contract “null and void,” the company said in a statement.

On Triple Five application, the IDA did its job. The Town Board did not.

by Nov 3, 2023
On the EPCAL land deal with Triple Five, the Riverhead Town Board and the Riverhead IDA are a study in contrasts.