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After dissent on board, town to seek additional help vetting Luminati

Facing criticism over how they’re going about the massive land deal with Luminati Aerospace, Riverhead Town officials will seek additional outside help vetting the...

LaValle: State Parks Department will withdraw Taste-NY request for proposals

Objections from town officials have resulted in the withdrawal of a request for proposals issued earlier this month by the State Parks Department, State Senator Ken LaValle said today.

Democratic supervisor candidate faults incumbent for lack of action at the Calverton Enterprise Park

Laura Jens-Smith said the town is not properly vetting suitors for land at the park and criticized the supervisor for using the site's potential as "a political football."

Plan to serve alcohol at state park’s new visitors center on Sound Avenue infuriates town officials

The Hallock State Park visitors center on Sound Avenue will sell N.Y.-produced alcoholic beverages and visitors will be able to drink them on-site, including on an outdoor patio and picnic area, according to a document released last week by the state parks department.

Riverhead supervisor reviews progress in 2016, discusses goals for year ahead

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter gave his eighth annual "State of the Town" speech Wednesday night at a dinner meeting of the town's three service clubs.

Walter’s ‘State of the Town’ preview: battling state and county ‘unfunded mandates’ in the year ahead

When Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter delivers his annual State of the Town address to a joint dinner meeting of Riverhead’s service clubs Wednesday evening, he will focus on pending threats from outside aggressors.

A ‘redistribution of happiness’ — from California to Riverhead, a century-old postcard arrives at town hall

A postcard mailed in Riverhead in 1908 found its way to Riverhead Town Hall, by way of California, where an elderly man who makes a hobby out of sending old postcards 'home' hopes to 'redistribute' happiness.

Walter: Riverhead wins half-million dollar grant for two downtown projects

Riverhead Town snared a $500,000 grant under Round 4 of New York State Empire State Development RESTORE New York Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program. The funding will be split between Georgica Green and North to South Development projects on East Main Street.

Town supervisor to discuss downtown development at upcoming Riverhead Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter will give a talk about downtown development at a Jan. 12 breakfast meeting hosted by the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Anthony Coates, who ran for town supervisor a year ago, leaves Riverhead

Anthony Coates has put Riverhead politics behind him for good. He's sold the coffee shop he opened in Wading River and has moved to Head of the Harbor, which is near where he grew up and better located for the investment consulting work that takes him regularly takes him to NYC.