A fund established in memory of 11th generation Riverhead Farmer Lyle Wells has awarded its first $5,000 'passion for agriculture' grant.
“Always one to get ahead of the curve, he was constantly searching for ways to push the envelope with new crops to the area, farming techniques or innovative distribution networks,” the Lyle C. Wells Passion for Agriculture said. A $5,000 grant will be awarded to an existing or new Long Island farmer committed to these causes.
Town Hall Notebook
Riverhead Councilman George Gabrielsen says longtime planning board member Lyle Wells was 'fired' over ethics concerns.