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Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith announces today that Riverhead will be making historic investments into its parks, and open spaces.
Posted: 12/5/2019
The Town of Riverhead Industrial Development Agency, Community Development Agency and Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce an Informational Forum on the Federal Opportunity Zones Program.
Posted: 12/2/2019
In partnership with the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Supervisor Jens-Smith announces that Riverhead Police and Code Enforcement Officers will receive in-person Mental Health First Aid training
Posted: 11/25/2019
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith announces that the Town of Riverhead will partner with the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service to hold two informational seminars on how to apply for civil service jobs.
Posted: 10/3/2019
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is proud to announce a bike share program is coming to Downtown Riverhead and the newly completed Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bike Trail at EPCAL.
Posted: 9/18/2019
The Eastern Region Helicopter Council has agreed to a public forum on helicopter noise at Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith’s request. The meeting will be held Tuesday October 1st at 7:00 PM in the Riverhead Town Board Room.
Posted: 9/18/2019
WHAT: Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is holding her seasonal Train Station Clean-Up as part of her on going revitalization efforts for the area. WHEN: September 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM WHERE: Riverhead Train Station
Posted: 9/16/2019
The Town of Riverhead’s 2019 Bow Hunting Lottery will take place on Monday, September 23, at 6:00 p.m. at Riverhead Town Hall, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead. The lottery is open to Town of Riverhead residents and real property owners only; all participants must show proper identification and a hunting license at the lottery. Hunters must be in attendance in order to secure a hunting date and location.
Posted: 9/13/2019
All Town Beach facilities will remain open with lifeguards until 7 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019, and Sunday, July 21, 2019. The Senior Center on Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue will be open Saturday, July 20, 2019, and Sunday, July 21, 2019, as a Cooling Center from 10 am to 6 pm.
Posted: 7/18/2019
With our daily water supply being seriously challenged, Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is strongly urging residents and businesses to reduce lawn irrigation to help conserve water for the foreseeable future.
Posted: 7/15/2019
Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith is pleased to announce that Hampton Coffee Company is coming to the Riverhead Train Station as their new tenant
Posted: 6/26/2019
Posted: 12/11/2018
Posted: 5/14/2018
Posted: 1/16/2018
Riverhead, NY – Members of the Riverhead Town Board, Highway Department and Wading River Fire Department will join together with the family of Thomas Lateulere to dedicate 20th Street in Wading River in his honor.
Posted: 8/29/2017
Riverhead, NY – After months of planning, a collaborative Main Street beautification effort aimed at enhancing the visitor experience to Downtown Riverhead is in progress. The BIDMA, downtown property owners and local businesses and organizations have joined together to create a brighter and more welcoming experience for those enjoying our great restaurants, visiting our businesses and enjoying our fairs.
Posted: 8/22/2017
RIVERHEAD, NY-- In order to better protect the safety of all residents and visitors within its borders, the Town of Riverhead has recently increased its efforts in enforcing regulations against the fast growing illegal short term/vacation rental problem, vacant and abandoned “Zombie” houses, as well as overcrowded housing violations.
Posted: 8/17/2017
The New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared an emergency blood shortage in our area.
Posted: 7/6/2017
Supervisor Sean Walter is pleased to announce the publication of the Second Edition of the Town of Riverhead Senior Citizen Resource Guide 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.
Posted: 6/26/2017
RIVERHEAD, NY--Supervisor Sean M. Walter and the Riverhead Town Board announced that a deal has been struck to sell the remaining acreage at Enterprise Park at Calverton (EPCAL) for $40 million to Luminati Aerospace.
Posted: 3/30/2017
The Town of Riverhead was among 76 cities, towns and villages across New York State that were awarded funding through the "Zombie Remediation and Prevention Initiative" to address the problem of vacant properties and so-called “zombie” homes – vacant and abandoned homes that are not maintained during a prolonged foreclosure proceeding.
Posted: 10/13/2016
Supervisor Walter encourages residents who experience helicopter noise that interferes with their quality of life, to please file a noise abatement complaint.
Posted: 6/23/2015
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.
Posted: 11/20/2013
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
Posted: 10/24/2013
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.
Posted: 10/11/2013
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.
Posted: 10/2/2013
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
Posted: 8/14/2013
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.
Posted: 1/14/2013
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.
Posted: 1/10/2013
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...)
Posted: 1/4/2013