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Sound Avenue vineyard’s expansion plans shot down by planning board in split vote

After hearing opposition from residents and civic associations, the Riverhead Planning Board voted 3-2 to deny Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyards' site plan application last week, over concerns about noise from outdoor music.

Scoping session to be set for 423,964 sq. ft. industrial complex in Calverton

A massive industrial development proposed for a 30-acre parcel in Calverton will be the subject of a public meeting Nov. 5 to scope out the parameters of environmental review of the project.

Planning for the future in a pandemic: Riverhead kicks off comprehensive plan update

Will population growth decline or accelerate? How do you plan for a future in the midst of so much uncertainty? Planning consultants hired before the pandemic met with town officials today to discuss their approach and get the comprehensive planning process started — seven months later than expected due to COVID.

Proposed Calverton industrial complex requires environmental impact study, town planners say

The planning department is recommending an environmental impact statement be required for a proposed 425,464-square-foot industrial complex on 30 acres off Middle Country Road in Calverton.

Residents blast Mill Road zone change request, demand farmland protection

A request for a zone change that would allow for the construction of a 162-unit assisted living housing development on a 25-acre site on Mill Road drew strong objections from the community during a two-hour public hearing last night at Riverhead Town Hall.