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Blues festival to return to downtown Riverhead

by Aug 7, 2023
The Peconic Riverfront will be the backdrop for an outdoor blues festival for the first time in more than a decade next month when Riverhead Townscape presents “Blues by the River” Sept. 9. Tickets go on sale at midnight tonight.

Riverhead passed over by U.S. DOT for competitive transportation grant

by Jun 30, 2023
Riverhead Town sought $24.6 million to help fund a flood resiliency project on the Peconic Riverfront, a parking garage on First Street, the amphitheater and playground elements of the new town square; new streetscape lighting, signage improvements, public Wi-Fi and new security cameras downtown.

Riverhead seeks $24.6 million federal grant for downtown projects, including flood resiliency measures and 569-space parking garage

by Apr 14, 2023
The town is seeking federal funding for: a flood resiliency project on the riverfront; an amphitheater & playground in the town square; public Wi-Fi, security cameras, lighting and signage downtown; and about half the cost of a parking garage in the parking lot north of E. Main St.

Riverhead celebrates Hanukkah with community menorah lighting in town square

by Dec 18, 2022
Members of Temple Israel of Riverhead marked the beginning of Hanukkah this evening with a community menorah lighting.

Crowd fills Riverhead’s new town square for tree-lighting event Sunday evening : photo slideshow

by Dec 4, 2022
A crowd filled Riverhead's new town square Sunday evening to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy the inaugural lighting of the Colorado blue spruce Christmas tree bedecked with festive decorations and a thousand colorful lights, standing tall near the center of the square.

Downtown tree-lighting postponed to Sunday due to weather forecast

by Dec 2, 2022
The downtown Riverhead tree-lighting event has been postponed to Sunday. The schedule of events remains the same.

Town Board gets updated look at Town Square ideas during ‘activation plan’ presentation

by Oct 25, 2022
The presentation outlined the ongoing development of the downtown area, including plans for the riverfront and town square, and also unveiled plans for two parking garages off East Main Street not previously presented to the board.

Town Board names Petrocelli master developer of town square

by Apr 20, 2022
The Riverhead Town Board designated J. Petrocelli Development Associates as master developer of the new town square last night, authorizing the the start of negotiations to further the project’s development.

Riverhead poised to name Petrocelli its master developer for town square project

by Apr 14, 2022
J. Petrocelli Development Associates unveiled ambitious plans for the development of the public space, which the group said will “activate the town,” during a town board work session this morning,

Three forums set on how to spend $10 million downtown revitalization grant

by Mar 11, 2022
The meetings, hosted by Riverhead’s Local Planning Committee — the advisory committee formed jointly by the state and town to guide the town’s spending of its award — are scheduled for March 21 at Town Hall, May 23 at the Suffolk Theater, and July 1 at either Grangebel Park or the Town Square site.