‘We have taken the entire board’s concerns to heart’ — A look at Triple Five’s latest document submission
The company looking to buy more than 1,600 acres of vacant land at the Calverton Enterprise Park submitted additional financial information, a concept plan and an economic benefits analysis to the Town of Riverhead today.
The town board has not had a chance to sit down and review the response together because it arrived late in the day on Friday, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith. “We need to determine if what they say they’ll provide will be satisfactory.”
The company seeking to buy 1,643 acres at the Calverton Enterprise Park has until Friday, Aug. 3 to let the Town of Riverhead know if it will submit to a financial review at its own expense.
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The town had set a deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday for a response to its demand for financial statements from Triple Five. The town board is now considering a request to extend the deadline by a week.
Tim Hubbard has a change of heart: Triple Five will be required to make financial disclosure before Q&E decision
Deputy Supervisor Tim Hubbard said today he has changed his mind about financial disclosure by Triple Five: “It has weighed so heavily on my mind. I have gone back and forth and in my heart I know I can’t make a decision without it," he said today.
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Former Riverhead official was a broker for Triple Five in deal with Dowling College, bankruptcy court record shows
Former Riverhead Community Development Agency director Chris Kempner acted as a broker for Triple Five earlier this year in the bankruptcy sale of Dowling College's Brookhaven campus, according to a report to the court filed by the college's attorneys in the bankruptcy proceeding.
Former Riverhead town official, charged with DWI after a crash, was ‘set up’ by someone investigating her, lawyer says
Former Riverhead Community Development director Chris Kempner was charged with DWI following a crash on W. Main Street Tuesday evening. Police said she rear-ended another vehicle. Kempner's attorney says it was a "total set-up" — the other vehicle backed into her. Kempner's been followed for a couple of weeks and is the subject of an investigation involving EPCAL, the lawyer said.
Should buyer in $40 million Calverton land deal be required to submit financials? Board members disagree
A fundamental split dividing the Riverhead Town Board along party lines broke wide open in full public view this morning: How much financial disclosure should be required of the company that wants to buy and develop the Calverton Enterprise Park?
A complaint charging Councilwoman Jodi Giglio with ethics violations has been filed with the N.Y. State Attorney General’s Public Integrity Bureau, which investigates allegations of government corruption, fraud and abuse of authority. The councilwoman called the complaint "a political hit."