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Six months after a contentious hearing, law to regulate firearm businesses remains in limbo

Six months after a contentious public hearing that sent a proposed firearms business code back to the drawing board, a revision is still in the works — but remains in “early stages,” according to the council member who promised to bring a revised code back to the board’s agenda.

Public hearing on Elton Street site plan, where gun range is proposed, set for Thursday

The Riverhead Planning Board will hold a public hearing Thursday evening on a site plan application for improvements and change-of-use for the Elton Street building where a firearm training facility and gun range are proposed.

Elton Street landlord’s revised site plan application eliminates retail gun sales there

An indoor shooting range remains part of the revised site plan application filed by Signature Partners July 25. The Planning Board will schedule a public hearing on the application "as soon as possible," the board chairperson said last night.

Residents urge board to act on firearms code

In an open letter to the Town Board, Riverhead civic associations and residents urge action on the proposed firearms code and seek creation of a firearms advisory committee to work on it.

Firearm zoning amendment has no board support, says supervisor, as she condemns gun regulations

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said the legislation drafted by the town attorney’s office, which had a public hearing with polarized opinions from the public last month, will not be voted on or discussed unless board members move it forward. “We listened to the public and it's not the right time,” Aguiar said.

Public opinion divided on proposed firearms code, which now heads back to the drawing board

Residents turned out Tuesday night to have their say on a proposed town code that would regulate the location and operation of shooting ranges and gun shops in Riverhead Town.

Riverhead Town moves to restrict and regulate firearm businesses, sets June 21 public hearing

The locations and operations of firearm businesses in the Town of Riverhead would be limited and regulated under new legislation being considered by the Town Board.