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MEDIA ADVISORY - Special Town Board Meeting July 17, 2014
Supervisor Establishes Senior Citizen Advisory Council
Weather and Travel Advisory: Hurricane Arthur
2014 National Night Out
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
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo Congratulates the Town of Riverhead
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo joined Riverhead Supervisor Sean M. Walter to congratulate the Town for being recognized as one of the best NYS Department of State Brownfield Opportunity Area Programs statewide.
Riverhead Town Recognized Statewide at Annual Brownfield Summit
The Town of Riverhead's Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Program was one of five statewide that was recognized as outstanding at the 8th Annual Brownfileds Summit in Albany.
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.
Annual Flushing of Water Mains
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
NYS Safe Boating Class
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.
Riverhead BID Awarded $30,000 Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Grant For Main Street Lighting Improvements
Supervisor Sean M. Walter announced that the Riverhead Business Improvement District (BID) has been awarded $30,000 in Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization funding that will allow for the purchase and installation of LED light fixtures along Main Street.
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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