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MEDIA ADVISORY - First Water Resource Recovery Facility Opens on Long Island
2016 Bow Hunting Lottery Scheduled
Riverhead Town has set the date of the 2016 Bow Hunting Lottery for Monday, September 26th, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place at Riverhead Town Hall in the board room.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting September 22, 2016 11:30 a.m.
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held in the Town Board Meeting Room, Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. for the purpose of considering two resolutions.
MEDIA ADVISORY - First Water Resource Recovery Facility Opens on Long Island September 23
Partners gather to celebrate the completion of Town of Riverhead’s Sewage Treatment Plant upgrade and Long Island’s first-ever use of reclaimed water for irrigation at the Indian Island County Golf Course
Riverhead Skate Park Officially Re-Opens Tuesday, September 13
WEATHER & TRAVEL ADVISORY - Tropical Storm Hermine
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - 10th Annual “Stop the Violence” Tournament & Ribbon Cutting at Horton Avenue Basketball Court
The Riverhead Recreation Department is proud to announce the 10th Annual “Stop the Violence” Tournament and Ribbon Cutting at the Horton Avenue Basketball Court on Saturday, August 13th.
PRESS RELEASE - Town of Riverhead Presents ‘Finding Nemo’ at the Wading River Beach
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean Walter and the Riverhead Town Board are pleased to announce that the town’s Recreation Department will be offering ‘Movies at the Beach’ at the Wading River Beach on Friday, August 12. This is a free special event for the entire community.
MEDIA ADVISORY - The Pulaski Street Grille RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING August 10
MEDIA ADVISORY - The Life Center of Long Island RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING August 6
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting July 28, 2016 9:45AM
PUBLIC NOTICE Upcoming Heat Wave Calls for Conserving Water Supply - REVISED Press Release
Customers of the Riverhead Water District are asked to please refrain from watering their lawns between midnight and 8:00 a.m. They are urged to water only in the early evening hours up until midnight. This will be in effect until Labor Day.
Upcoming Heat Wave Calls for Conserving Water Supply
The Riverhead Water District is implementing odd/even day lawn watering schedule for business and residential properties.
First Congregational Church Awarded Gardiner Foundation Grant
The historic First Congregational Church of Riverhead has been approved for a grant by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation in the amount of $73,494 to continue the restoration and preservation of the historic downtown house of worship.
Ozone Health Advisory for Friday July 8, 2016
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an ozone health advisory for the Long Island region.
Helicopter Noise Task Force Organizational Meeting
Councilman Hubbard will be holding a Helicopter Noise Task Force organizational meeting on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Riverhead Town Hall in the Town Board Room. All are encouraged to attend.
MEDIA ADVISORY - 7th Annual Great Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race CANCELLED
The Cardboard Boat Race scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2016 has been CANCELLED until further notice.
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING TODAY, May 31, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Please be advised that the Riverhead Town Board will be holding a Special Town Board Meeting this afternoon to vote on two time-sensitive resolutions.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting May 26, 2016
A a Special Town Board Meeting will be held in the Town Board Meeting Room, Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, New York, on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. for the purpose of considering time-sensitive resolutions.
Riverhead Spring Cleanup is Saturday, June4th.
As the original date for Riverhead's Cleanup was rained out, please head down to Town Hall on Saturday, June 4th, at 9:00 a.m. and be a part of our litter patrol. Each group will be assigned an area to clean, and vests, gloves, bags, and litter grabbers will be distributed to all who are there to help. The cleanup will end at 11:00 a.m.
Learn to Row with East End Rowing Club
Looking for an excuse to escape the gym and spend time outdoors? Head to the water! June 4, 2016, 10am to 2pm AND IT'S FREE for Town Residents!!!
Popular Teen Idol Competition Bids Its Farewell Sunday, May 22
EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT - Water Shut Down
Riverhead Announces its 225th Anniversary Logo Contest
In 2017 Riverhead will enter our 225th year as a township. As we prepare for the commemoration of our anniversary, we are seeking an anniversary logo that creatively celebrates Riverhead Town. Please see the attached documents if you are interested in participating in the logo contest.
Town Board Meeting - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Riverhead Spring Cleanup Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Riverhead's Spring Cleanup has been rescheduled from Saturday, May 7th, to Saturday, June 4th. Cleanup will run from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
S.T.O.P. Day (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Scheduled For Saturday, May 14, 2016
Supervisor Announces Passage of Special State Legislation to Refinance CPF Debt
Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that New York State adopted legislation, S.6406/A.9006--c, that would permit the Town of Riverhead to restructure the Town’s Community Preservation Fund (CPF) debt.
Annual Flushing of Water Mains
NYS Safe Boating Class
Wading River Resident Recognized as Part of BNL’s 50th Maglev Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal publication by Riverhead Town resident Dr. Gordon T. Danby, Physicist, and Dr. James R. Powell, Nuclear Engineer, on superconducting maglev. To celebrate this important achievement in engineering and science, BNL will be hosting a talk, “Powell and Danby’s Grand Idea: 50 Years of MagLev History” on Wednesday, March 16, at 4:00 p.m. in Berkner Hall Auditorium.
PRESS RELEASE - Supervisor and Police Chief Raise Funds for Developmentally Disabled in a Shark Tank Showdown!
Supervisor Sean M. Walter and Police Chief David Hegermiller are raising funds in a Shark Tank Showdown! to support the Aid to the Developmentally Disabled (ADD) 2nd Annual Shamrock Shindig that will take place at the Long Island Aquarium on March 10, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. All funds raised will go to the ADD C.A.R.E. (Community Advancement of Regional Engagement) Initiative, a program that empowers people with developmental and mental health issues.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting March 3, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY: Robert James Salon Celebrates Reopening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
The Riverhead Town Board and other town officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of Robert James Salon at its new location at 134 East Main Street on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
Tour and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Hydrant Hotel Postponed
MEDIA ADVISORY - Tour and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Set For Hydrant Hotel
Members of the Riverhead Town Board and other town officials will tour the Hydrant Hotel, Riverhead’s newest day-care facility for dogs on Thursday, March 3, 2016, following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Special Town Board Meeting February 25, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY: The Lions Club of Riverhead Hosts State of the Town Address
Town of Riverhead Set To Plan Its 225th Anniversary Celebration
Riverhead, NY - The first organizational meeting for the Riverhead Town’s 225th Anniversary Celebration will take place on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:00pm and 5:30pm at the Riverhead United Methodist Church located at 204 E. Main Street, Riverhead.
WINTER WEATHER & TRAVEL ADVISORY
Riverhead Farmer’s Market Cancelled Due To Storm
Due to the anticipated snow storm this weekend, the Riverhead Farmer’s Market will be closed on Saturday, January 23, 2016. It will resume the following Saturday, January 30, 2016.
Town Swearing In Ceremony Set - Inauguration Rings in the New Year
The inauguration of Riverhead Town’s newly elected officials will take place at Riverhead Town Hall, located at 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY on January 1, 2016 beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Millbrook Gables Park Ribbon Cutting December 17, 2015
Winter Break Rowing Instruction with East End Rowing
FREE! FREE! FREE! December 29, 2015 6:30 pm
Supervisor Announces Particpating ‘Senior Discount Week‘ Merchants
Riverhead, NY - Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean Walter, is happy to announce the merchants that are participating in the town’s first ever SENIOR DISCOUNT WEEK which will be taking place December 6th thru December 12th in Downtown Riverhead.
Riverhead's 16th Annual Bonfire and Holiday Celebration
The Annual Bonfire and Holiday Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the Peconic Riverfront from 4:00-8:00 PM. Come down with friends and family for music, hot cocoa, cookies, and a visit from Santa!
2015 Town Board Holiday Meeting Schedule
Shotgun Hunting Lottery Set for December 8, 2015
The Town of Riverhead Shotgun Hunting Lottery will take place at Town Hall on Tuesday, December 8th, at 6:00 PM. All those wishing to participate must be in attendance and be Town of Riverhead residents or property owners.
Loose Leaf "Only" Pickup
Attention Riverhead Residents The Town of Riverhead Highway Department will be providing a LOOSE LEAF “ONLY” PICKUP throughout the town.
Riverhead Water District to Flush Water Mains in Designated Areas
Supervisor Announces Special ‘Senior Discount Week‘ to Offer Discounts at Downtown Businesses for Town Seniors
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean Walter, is honored to announce that the town’s first ever “Senior Discount Week” will be taking place December 6th thru December 12th at a press conference today at Joe’s Garage & Grill, 40 Peconic Ave, Riverhead at 12:00 PM.
Supervisor Announces Special ‘Senior Discount Week‘
Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean Walter, is honored to announce that the town’s first ever SENIOR DISCOUNT WEEK will be taking place December 6th thru December 12th.
Special Town Board Meeting, Thursday, October 1
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:00am following a 9:30am presentation of the 2016 Tentative Budget by Supervisor Sean M. Walter at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY.
Supervisor Walter Announces Riverhead Cap’s ‘Drive-Through Drug Take-Back Day’ to Take Place This Weekend, Saturday, September 26
The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth in partnership with the Riverhead Police Department and Tanger Outlets will have a “Drive-Through Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10 AM and 2 PM in the Office Max parking lot at Tanger Outlets for residents to safely dispose of their expired or unwanted prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs - without having to get out of their cars!
Twin Forks Optometry Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening September 29
Dr. Miki Lyn D’Angelo and Dr. Jessica Fulmer have opened their new optometry practice and will be having a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:00 AM.
NFAWL Announces Campaign Launch for New Riverhead Shelter
Riverhead, NY - The North Fork Animal Welfare League will hold a press conference on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 10 AM at the Henry Pfeifer Community Center at EPCAL to officially launch the Riverhead Shelter Campaign, a capital campaign to raise funds needed to relocate the Riverhead Animal Shelter to a new space within the Town.
Town of Riverhead Bow Hunting Lottery Set for September 17
The Town of Riverhead Bow Hunting Lottery will take place at Riverhead Town Hall on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM. You must be in attendance in order to participate and provide valid identification and your hunting license. The lottery is open to Riverhead residents and proptery owners only.
Cybersitio Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening August 25
Supervisor’s Cardboard Boat Cup Race Set for 11AM
The 6th Annual Great Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race originally scheduled for June will be taking place this Sunday, August 23rd on the riverfront in downtown Riverhead. The annual Supervisor's Cup race between Riverhead Supervisor Sean Walter and Southampton Town Supervisor Throne-Holst has been rescheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Town of Riverhead Presents ‘Surf’s Up’ at Wading River Beach on Saturday, August 22 at 8PM
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean Walter and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Riverhead Recreation Department will be offering ‘Movies at the Beach’ at the Wading River Beach - a free special event for the entire community - on Saturday, August 22 at 8PM.
Riverhead Water District Superintendent Urges Water Conservation Measures
Riverhead, NY – Recognizing the realities caused by this summer’s extreme heat and drought conditions, Riverhead Water District Water Superintendent Mark Conklin asked town residents to conserve water and limit lawn irrigation until the current heat wave breaks.
Riverhead Enterprises Agrees to Sell Key Downtown Buildings
Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced today that Riverhead Enterprises, LLC. has agreed to sell several key properties from its downtown Riverhead holdings to Georgica Green Ventures, LLC. to renovate and create a mixed-used development in the heart of East Main Street.
Helicopter Noise Complaint Notice
Supervisor Walter encourages residents who experience helicopter noise that interferes with their quality of life, to please file a noise abatement complaint.
Cardboard Boat Race Rescheduled to August 23 Following Peconic River Bunker Fish Kill
Riverhead, NY – Following the amassing of thousands of dead bunker fish on the shores of the Peconic River, the 6th Annual Great Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race has been rescheduled for August 23rd in order to benefit the safety and comfort of participants and spectators. The event had been scheduled for June 28.
Supervisor Announces the Release of the Town of Riverhead 2015 Senior Citizen Resource Guide
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean Walter is pleased to announce that the First Edition of the 2015 Senior Citizen Resource Guide has been published and is now available to all Town of Riverhead residents. This resource guide has been printed as a service to our community providing a comprehensive collection of resources geared towards the needs of our seniors and their caregivers.
12th Annual Riverhead Idol: “Artists Under 30” to be Held on Saturday, May 16th at 7pm
The Riverhead Idol Committee is proud to announce the 2015 Riverhead Idol: “Artists Under 30”. The 12th Annual event will be held at the Town of Riverhead Senior Center on Saturday May 16th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Contact the Recreation Dept. at 631-727-5744 for tickets. Tickets are also available at the door. Please see the press release and flyer for details.
Riverhead Youth Bureau: Mentoring Program at Senior Center
On Thursday April 14 at 4pm, The Town of Riverhead’s Youth Bureau will be hosting Satoko Mathews from the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Program. Ms. Mathews, a student at the college, be conducting a demonstration for the students of the Mentoring Matters Program at the Riverhead Senior Center. Ms. Mathews is also the program’s first guest speaker.
Supervisor Walter Announces Riverhead Town’s S.T.O.P. Day and ‘Drive-Through Drug Take-Back’ To Take Place This Weekend, Saturday, May 16
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean M. Walter, has announced that residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste on “S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Our Pollutants) Day” this Saturday, May 16 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Town’s Highway yard. The facility is located at 1177 Osborn Avenue (just north of the Riverhead Ambulance garage).
Riverhead's Annual Litter Awareness and Spring Cleanup Day
The Town of Riverhead, along with the Key Club, will be conducting its Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, May 23rd, at 9:00 AM. All are welcome. Those interested in participating should gather at Town Hall for supplies and litter-patrol area designations.
Sweet Tart Frozen Yogurt Café Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening May 8 - 10
Annual Flushing of Water Mains
The spring flushing of the water mains by the Riverhead Water District will begin on the evening of April 19, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY - Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for Saturday, March 28 Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
Due to the inclement weather forecast, the Town of Riverhead Recreation Department’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday), March 28 at Stotzky Park, has been postponed to Friday evening, April 17th at 6pm.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Town of Riverhead Leaf Collection Extended
Please be advised that due to the amount of snow in the area, the Town’s carters have decided to extend the unlimited paper bagged leaf collection from now until April 10. Pick-up will occur on your normally scheduled bulk/yard waste day. Leaves in plastic bags will not be accepted.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting February 26, 2015
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2015 at 9:30 am at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead to take up a resolution to Post and Publish for a Public Hearing on a Special Permit for East End Hospitality.
2015 State of the Town Address
Riverhead Business Improvement Distict Property Tax Exemption Application and Certification 2015
SUPERVISOR URGES RESIDENTS TO CLEAR FIRE HYDRANTS NEAR THEIR HOMES
MEDIA ADVISORY - Revised Work Session/Town Board Meeting 2014 Winter Holiday Schedule
Please note that the Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, December 31st has been rescheduled to Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to take up resolutions only.
Suffolk County Historical Society Installs New Banners
Riverhead, NY - The Suffolk County Historical Society has installed new banners on the eastern side of its facility on December 30, 2014, utilizing New York Main Street grant funds.
Suffolk County Historical Society to Install New Banners
The Suffolk County Historical Society will install new banners on the eastern side of its facility on December 30, 2014, utilizing New York Main Street grant funds.
Shotgun Hunting Lottery
The Town of Riverhead's Wildlife Management Committee will conduct the Shotgun Hunting Lottery on December 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM. The lottery will take place at Town Hall and will be open to Riverhead Town residents and property owners. Please have a valid ID and hunting license with you in order to participate.
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD WORK SESSION December 2, 2014
A Special Town Board Work Session will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 1pm at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY to discuss a potential EPCAL marketing contract with The Pataki-Cahill Group.
Stotzky Park One Mile Path Ribbon Cutting Postponed Again Due to Inclement Weather
MEDIA ADVISORY - Work SessionTown Board Meeting 2014 Winter Holiday Schedule
Commercial Property for Sale by Town of Riverhead
The Town of Riverhead is seeking proposals for the sale of real property located at 542 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY.
Stotzky Park One Mile Path Ribbon Cutting Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
***Due to inclement weather, The Stotzky Park One Mile Path Ribbon Cutting event will be postponed to Thursday, November 6th at 4pm***
Stony Brook University Students’ Graduate Research Project to Help Guide Town Board’s Planning of EPCAL Development
Graduate students at Stony Brook University are once again providing no cost technical research assistance to the Town of Riverhead to plan the future of Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL).
Applications Now Available for Woolworth Apartments
Applications are now available for 19 new workforce housing apartments in the heart of historic Downtown Riverhead in the former Woolworth Department Store.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 10:00 am at the Town’s work session to be held at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY
Extends Public Comment Period for DSGEIS for EPCAL
Town of Riverhead Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Wading River Beach
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean Walter and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Riverhead Recreation Department will be offering ‘Movies at the Beach’ - a free special event for the entire community...
EPCAL Public Hearings to be held by the Town Board on September 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
EPCAL Public Hearings to be held by the Town of Riverhead Planning Board on September 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Application for Subdivision - EPCAL
September 3, 2014 Town Board Meeting - time changed from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting Thursday, August 7, 2014, 11:30 am
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:30 am at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead to consider several resolutions.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Bocce Court Ribbon Cutting Today at Veterans Memorial Park
The Riverhead Town Board, Recreation Department and Building and Grounds Division are proud to announce the opening of the new state-of-the-art Bocce Courts at Veterans Memorial Park in Calverton. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will commence today at 11:30am.
MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting July 17, 2014
Supervisor Establishes Senior Citizen Advisory Council
Weather and Travel Advisory: Hurricane Arthur
Fireworks: Dangerous and Illegal “Who doesn't like fireworks?
North Fork Animal Welfare League Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
Media Advisory - BigBelly Solar Recycling Compactor Comes to Downtown Riverhead
Revised Media Advisory - Town Offers Free Guided Tour of Wastewater Treatment Plant This Saturday, May 31st
All Residents are invited to attend a free guided tour of the Town of Riverhead’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Riverhead Town Offers Tour of Wastewater Treatment Plant
RIVERHEAD, NY – Have you ever wondered what happens to the dirty water from your shower, laundry and toilet after it goes down the drain? How does it get cleaned? Then what happens to it? Get answers to these questions and more at the free guided tour of the Town of Riverhead’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Aquarium Artist Unveils Fish Sculpture to Designate Fish Passage
Riverhead, NY – To commemorate “World Fish Migration Day” tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, 2014, two steel fish sculptures were unveiled this week at Grangebel Park to designate the newly renovated fish ladder by Long Island Aquarium Exhibit Artist Eli Fishman.
AARP and Town of Riverhead to Host Financial Seminars for 50+
Free financial education events scheduled to help retirees and those nearing retirement take charge of their financial future.
NYS Budget Includes $5M for EPCAL Sewer Upgrades
Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that the recently adopted New York State budget includes $5 million for upgrades to the sewer plant at Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL). Supervisor Walter credited NYS Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, NYS Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele (District 1) and NYS Assemblyman Anthony H. Palumbo (District 2) for supporting the proposed project and recognizing its significant environmental and economic development benefits to the region.
RMTAS 3rd Annual Hogs and Hot Rods ROCK the SHELTER Set for April 6
Suffolk County Offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING March 13, 2014
Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program
2nd Annual Celebration of the Town of Riverhead’s Incorporation Set for March 13th at 9:00 a.m.
Town Historian, Georgette Case proposed and the Town Board agreed to celebrate this incorporation by having an annual reading of this law by Supervisor Sean Walter on the “steps” of Town Hall commemorating the Town of Riverhead’s 222nd Anniversary of incorporation on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public are encouraged to take part in this celebration.
Joe’s Garage and Grill Ribbon Cutting Ceremony March 6
Downtown Riverhead is set to welcome yet another quality restaurant to its lineup of family- friendly attractions when Joe’s Garage and Grill opens its doors on 40 Peconic Avenue to the public on March 20. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the car-themed restaurant is set to be attended by local business and political leaders on March 6.
Supervisor Announces High Bond Rating by Standard and Poor’s (S&P)
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean M. Walter, announced that the Town has recently received one of Standard and Poor’s (S&P) highest bond ratings available to municipalities when the agency rated the credit worthiness of the town.
Weather and Travel Advisory February 13, 2014
Town Opens Indoor Riverhead Farmer’s Market
OPEN 11 am - 3 pm Every Saturday February 1st through May 17th GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING Scheduled for February 1, 2014 at 11 am.
Special Town Board Meeting February 6, 2014
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:30am prior to the Town’s work session to take up a time-sensitive resolution for the Sewer District in the matter of the increase and improvement of facilities of the Riverhead Sewer District.
Weather and Travel Advisory February 5, 2014
Weather and Travel Advisory February 5, 2014 Update
Town Cancels Meetings Due to Impending Snow
Weather and Travel Advisory February 3, 2014
Town Cancels Recycling Pickup Due to Snow Storm
Due to the anticipated heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions, recycling service is cancelled for Wednesday, January 22nd. Please follow your normal schedule for the remainder of the week.
Riverhead Town Executes Search Warrant for Overcrowded Housing
Riverhead, NY – In response to complaints made by surrounding neighbors, the Town Attorney’s Office, Police Department and Fire Marshal’s Office for the Town of Riverhead successfully executed a Search Warrant at 331 Hamilton Avenue Riverhead on Friday, January 10, 2014. County records show that the property is owned by Rickey A. Taylor.
Special Town Board Meeting January 9, 2014
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:45 am at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY to consider the adoption of a resolution calling a public hearing regarding the required improvements to the Riverhead Sewer District Plant TMDL Upgrade.
Supervisor’s Statement Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Tax Relief Plan
Riverhead, NY – “Governor Cuomo has recently announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal. It is my pleasure to stand in support of the Governor’s proposal as this is designed to grow our economy and to offer help to our taxpayers.
Town Cancels Meetings Due to Impending Snow
Work Session/Town Board Meeting 2013 Winter Holiday Schedule
Riverhead Town Police K-9 Unit Assists Easthampton Village in Apprehending Grand Larceny Suspect
The Riverhead Town Police K-9 unit consisting of Riverhead Police Officer John R. Doscinski #156 and his K-9 police companion, Vaki, played a critical role in the apprehension of a grand larceny suspect in the Village of East Hampton.
TOWN SWEARING IN CEREMONY SET Inauguration Rings in the New Year
Riverhead Town Awarded $1.34 Million for Sewer Upgrades at Calverton Enterprise Park
Riverhead, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday that Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) was awarded a $1.34 million grant towards sewage treatment upgrades.
Supervisor Offers Statement of Support for the NYS Tax Relief Commission's Recommendations
MEDIA ADVISORY - Dedication Ceremony Honoring Riverhead Financial Administrator Jack Hansen
The Labor Management Committee is set to honor the late Riverhead Financial Administrator, Jack Hansen, together with his wife, Denise Hansen and daughter, Lisa Hansen. The committee donated a new gazebo in Mr. Hansen’s memory that will be used for town wedding ceremonies.
HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)
HEAP is a federally funded program that assists low-income New Yorkers with the cost of heating their homes. HEAP also offers an emergency benefit for households in a heat or heat related energy emergency.
EPCAL Legislation Approved 10-24-13
The new law (S.3643/A.4678) signed by the Governor will allow the Town of Riverhead to frontload the environmental studies for potential development on the site which will allow for a streamlined approval process for applications that are consistent with the EPCAL reuse plan. “This legislation will give EPCAL the kind of competitive edge needed to compete in today’s market,” stated Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean M. Walter. “Businesses need certainty and a 90-day approval process will provide
MEDIA ADVISORY - Grumman Memorial Park Refurbishment on Friday
Cradle of Aviation Volunteers to Give Facelift to Grumman Memorial Park
Riverhead, NY – Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that the Cradle of Aviation Museum (CAM) has assembled a group of volunteers to assist the Town of Riverhead with the cleaning and painting of the two aircraft on display at Grumman Memorial Park.
Special Planning Board Meeting to Be Held
A Special Town of Riverhead Planning Board meeting will be held Tuesday, October, 15, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall to review the Shops at Riverhead site plan.
STAR Registration Letters Expected to Arrive in Riverhead This Week
The New York State Tax Department has started mailing STAR Registration letters to Suffolk County residents to remind them to register with the Tax Department. These letters are expected to be mailed between September 30 and October 4.
AARP and Riverhead Free Library to Host 50+ Resource Fair
RIVERHEAD, NY – The Riverhead Free Library and AARP New York are hosting a 50+ Resource Fair on October 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The fair, taking place at the library, will provide information for 50+ adults and caregivers on programs, services and benefits such as nutrition assistance, health, safety, andveteran’s affairs. “As many older adults are not aware of available resources that can help keep them healthy, improve their quality of life and save them money, this resource f
Revised Environmental Assessment Forms
Beginning Monday October the 7th 2013, applications to the Town of Riverhead calling for the submission of an EAF will be required to use the revised short or long form of the document developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Town of Riverhead Conducts Community Survey
The Town of Riverhead is conducting a community survey and wants your input! Regardless of whether you have spent a lifetime in Riverhead or have only visited once, the Town Board would like to hear from you. Please take a moment to tell us why you visit Downtown Riverhead and what would entice you to visit more often! The survey only takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.
East End Rowing Institute Offers Safety Workshops in Riverhead
Town of Riverhead Announces Grand Opening of Weeping Willow Park
Riverhead, NY – The Riverhead Town Board has completed Weeping Willow Park and opened it to the public this week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013. The park, located at 961-973 West Main Street, was funded by a $500.000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to re-establish a new open space on Peconic River and improve habitat for various vegetation, shellfish, wildlife and endangered species at the former
Exhibit: “Barren and Waste Land: Long Islanders and the Pine Barrens” Depicting the Ecological and Cultural History of the Pine Barrens
Important Announcement for Veterans
“Building New Homes for Returning Veterans” Program - The Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp. (LIHBCDC), a subsidiary of the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI), is building homes for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. These homes will be sold to veterans and their families at substantially below market prices through donations and the generosity of their members. The homes will be designed to meet any specific needs of the veterans. All qualified veterans can apply.
Thursday, July 4th: Town offices closed to observe Independence Day.
Special Town Board Meeting June 14, 2013
Town Urges Residents to Use Free Marine Pumpout Services
Riverhead, NY – Just in time for the start of the summer season, Supervisor Sean Walter announced that the Riverhead free boat pumpout service is once again being offered. In addition, the Town of Riverhead offers two public stationary, no fee, pumpout facilities located at East Creek and downtown Riverhead that are available 24 hours a day. These facilities are self-service.
Public Meeting-Suffolk County Shellfish Aquaculture Lease Program
C.O.P.E. Units Partner with Residents to Improve Riverhead
The highly-trained Riverhead Community Oriented Policing Enforcement (C.O.P.E.) unit proactively seeks to improve the quality of life of residents and visitors through its active presence and involvement in the community.
Supervisor Walter Announces Riverhead Town’s S.T.O.P. Day
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean M. Walter, has announced that residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste on “S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Our Pollutants) Day” this Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Town’s Highway yard. The facility is located at 1177 Osborn Avenue (just north of the Riverhead Ambulance garage).
Special Town Board Meeting May 2, 2013 MEDIA ADVISORY
A Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:30 am at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead to take up time sensitive resolutions...
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2013
Riverhead, NY - The Riverhead Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Department of Justice / Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and numerous law enforcement agencies nationwide, has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Riverhead Police Department, located at 210 Howell Avenue in Riverhead.
Official opening of ‘Veterans Memorial Park’ in Calverton
Supervisor Sean M. Walter and Riverhead Town Council members George Gabrielsen, John Dunleavy, Jodi Giglio and James Wooten, along with Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Ray Coyne, will join NYS Senator Ken LaValle, SC Legislator Al Krupski and the Venetz and Keller Families at the Grand Opening of the ‘Veterans Memorial Park’ and Dedication Ceremony in memoriam of SGT Jonathan Keller and SFC Anthony Venetz, Jr. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the EPCAL ‘Veterans Memorial Park’
State of the Town Address with Video Stream
“State of the Town Address” was given by Supervisor Sean M. Walter at a dinner sponsored by the Riverhead Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Eagles Landing at Calverton Links in Calverton, NY.
Town of Riverhead Encourages Interest in Downtown Apartments
Town of Riverhead Announces Construction Start for Alternative Transportation Path
Riverhead, NY – Construction began this week on the massive federally funded Alternative Transportation Path in the Town of Riverhead. Mobilization commenced Monday on Pier Avenue in Jamesport.
1st Annual Celebration of the Town of Riverhead’s Incorporation: 221st Anniversary
Work Session CANCELLED March 7, 2013
Please be advised that due to the Winter Storm Warning that is in effect, Work Session for March 7, 2013 has been CANCELLED.
Chic Creations, NY… 1st New Biz Of 2013 To Open Downtown Riverhead
Riverhead, NY – Chic Creations, NY, a new fashion forward boutique offering one-of-a-kind ladies designs will host a Grand Opening on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at their 49 East Main Street location in Downtown Riverhead.
Recreation Department Announces New Software System and Online Website
Parks & Recreation announces a new software system and online webpage in an effort to enhance your Recreation experience. They have streamlined their brochure to make it more user-friendly and environmentally conscious. The colorful Winter Brochure and their SPECIAL JANUARY BUSINESS HOURS are now available online.
DOWNTOWN ADVISORY: Statement from Supervisor Sean M. Walter
With the recent robbery of a young couple and the tragic death of a pedestrian on East Main Street occurring so close together, both geographically, and in it time, I feel it is important to comment on these unfortunate events both as Police Commissioner and as Town Supervisor. (Please see full advisory...)
Work Session/Town Board Meeting Holiday Schedule
Town Of Riverhead Awarded $250,000 New York Main Street Grant
Riverhead, NY – The New York State Office of Community Renewal awarded the Town of Riverhead a $250,000 New York Main Street grant to continue the town’s downtown revitalization efforts. The grant will focus on provided housing above existing retail, as well as other commercial building improvements within the downtown Business Improvement District (BID).
2013 Town Board Meeting Schedule
Private Roads to Town of Riverhead Highway System
Supervisor Announces Privatization of Animal Shelter
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Supervisor Sean M. Walter today announced the successful completion of an agreement with North Fork Animal Welfare League to privatize operations at the town's animal shelter. Supervisor Walter said, "Today, Riverhead puts behind us an issue that has divided our community, as we begin a new chapter in the care of animals within our town." Supervisor Walter continued, "Riverhead makes good on its promise to provide high quality, humane, adoption and care services to the
Special Town Board Meeting November 15, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Updates
Miamogue Point Park Beach Grass Planting Saturday, October 27 MEDIA ADVISORY
Riverhead, NY – Members of the North Fork Environmental Council and the Riverhead High School Science club will be planting beach grass at the newly opened Miamogue Point Park tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 1:00pm. Former Riverhead Town Councilman, George Bartunek, and Town Board members will be present to thank the volunteers for their efforts.
S.T.O.P. Program (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and E-Waste Recycling Day
Riverhead, NY – The Town Board of the Town of Riverhead encourages everyone to join us on Saturday, October 27, when the Town of Riverhead Department of Sanitation will hold its second S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) and E-Waste (Electronic Waste Recycling) Disposal Day of the year from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverhead Highway Department Yard located at 1177 Osborn Avenue in Riverhead.
Miamogue Point Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Riverhead, NY – At a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 the Riverhead Town Board, Riverhead Town employees and community members will officially dedicate Miamoque Point Park in South Jamesport. The event will take place at the new park located on South Jamesport Avenue at 10:15 a.m.
Supervisor to Unveil 2013 Budget MEDIA ADVISORY
Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean M. Walter, announced today that he will deliver his annual 2013 budget message on Friday, September 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. This message will address the Supervisor’s budget priorities for the upcoming year as well as his spending proposals for 2013.
Plantings to Comfort Pets at Town Shelter
MEDIA ADVISORY Riverhead, NY – Riverhead Town Supervisor, Sean M. Walter, announced today that as follow-up on the gift of trees donated this past summer by Riverhead Raceway through NASCAR’s Green Clean Program, the first planting of the trees will be at the Town's Animal Shelter on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. The trees will provide much needed shade for the dogs and they will also help beautify the shelter facility.
Town Park Receives Generous Contribution Towards Beautification From Lowe’s Home Improvement
Riverhead, NY - Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores made a generous contribution towards the beautification of Grangebel Park in downtown Riverhead this week. Lowe’s assisted in the renovation of Grangebel Park through their Lowe’s Heroes program, a volunteer program in which employees adopt a project with a local nonprofit organization to help improve the communities where they work and live. Lowe's Heroes has been in place since the late 1990s.
Suffolk County, Town of Riverhead & Riverhead Central School District Partner To Improve Sidewalks
Riverhead, NY - Supervisor Sean Walter will celebrate the completion of the joint county-town-school sidewalk project on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the Pulaski Street School located at 300 Pulaski Street, Riverhead, NY 11901. According to Community Development Agency Director, Christine Kempner, the Town of Riverhead used $50,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which are administered by Suffolk County, to offset the $56,800 total project cost. The
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