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Town board majority decides to let NextEra determination stand as is

Th negative declaration issued to the 22.9 MW solar facility proposal should remain as is, three members of the town board said in a letter to the planning board dated March 30. The letter prompted criticism from the two members who refused to sign it.

Riverhead at a crossroads on NextEra solar energy proposal

The town is faced with a gnarly decision, but everything about this application has been gnarly right for the beginning. Here's why.

Public hearing on new Calverton solar facility permit becomes extended town board discussion

Most of the comments, questions and discussion that took place during the hearing, which lasted more than an hour and forty minutes, was among town board members, town staff and representatives of the applicant.

Riverhead’s solar moratorium on hold — for now

The Riverhead Town Board Tuesday shelved a proposed moratorium on new commercial solar energy facilities in Calverton.

Riverhead officials seek moratorium on new commercial solar facilities

Riverhead Town is considering a 12-month moratorium on new commercial solar energy production facilities. The moratorium would not affect the two applications for major solar production facilities currently pending for some 488 acres of land in Calverton.

No environmental impact statement for new 22.9 MW solar facility in Calverton

A proposal for a new 22.9 megawatt solar facility in Calverton will go forward without further environmental review.

Lights out for new solar farm?

A board majority that last week sought to move the L.I. Solar Generation application forward without additional environmental review has crumbled, as Councilman Tim Hubbard has decided 'enough is enough' for solar facilities in Riverhead.

Tempers flare at special meeting called to pass solar farm resolution, then board tables it

During a special meeting marred by confusion and much contention, the town board decided to table a resolution that would end environmental review of a new 22.9-megawatt solar farm in Calverton.

Council members call special board meeting to act on solar power application

Three town board members have called a special meeting to adopt a resolution finding that no environmental impact statement is required for the proposed LI Solar Generation facility on Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

Energy company puts $50 million offer on the table for ‘solar runway’ at EPCAL

The offer would be more than double the per-acre price of the town's current agreement and would leave the town with about 100 more acres to develop.