See important notice below:  Our Annual Membership Meeting on November 30th at the Jamesport Meeting House

Open spaces, quiet hamlets, family farms and leafy neighborhoods are North Fork treasures we cannot afford  to take for granted. Riverhead’s rural character and quality of life are being eroded by the spread of excessive development and uses into places  where they don’t belong. We believe we can and must protect these precious commodities before they are lost forever.

Our best defense is an engaged and educated public that cares. Please read, think, learn and act!!

Go to the  EPCAL VOTE  page on the menu or click on the blue box below.

EPCAL vote: 11/7/18 6pm Wednesday night

Concerned about the potential housing development at the EPCAL site?  A pdf  template letter you can use to send to the Riverhead Town ison the EPCAL page.

Or click on the blue box below to read the template letter and to learn more.

Helicopter Noise?

Dear RNPC Members and Friends,

The RNPC will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on November 30th at the Jamesport Meeting House, at 5:30pm. This year, we have the opportunity to combine our annual membership meeting with a meeting of civics convened by the North Fork Environmental Council (NFEC) at this historic meeting location. The NFEC's vice president, Mark Haubner, suggested that both our organizations can use this space for our annual meetings and to enjoy a friendly potluck dinner. This will give us a great opportunity to meet and communicate with our fellow civics in Southold Town and also to discuss community and environmental issues of mutual concern. The RNPC Annual Membership meeting will start at 5:30PM and then we will join in the NFEC meeting at 6:30.

Their announcement reads, in part...

"Please join NFEC in our first ‘Civics Roundtable’ meeting. We are inviting one or two members of every Civic Association between Orient and Calverton to be a part of what we see as a necessary step in making our region one of healthy sustainability for generations to come. This is a broad issue review and coalition building event. We will have a (Windows) laptop, projector, screen and sound system ready for your presentation which should be about 5 minutes (or less!) which lines out your Top Three issues. We will follow this with a potluck dinner and discussion session. I expect it will be lively and fun.".

We hope to see you there and would appreciate you letting us know (by email: if you are planning to attend.

As a reminder, annual dues should be sent (if you have not already) to our address below. Dues are $50 for Civic Organizations (includes all officers) or $15 for individual member households.

We look forward to seeing you there and to discussing how the RNPC can best advocate for preserving the quality of life and rural character of Riverhead.

Thank You,
Phil Barbato
Riverhead Neighborhood Preservation Coalition
PO Box 413
Jamesport, NY 11947

This week Town Board will vote on a resolution to declare Calverton Aviation & Technology (CAT) as "Qualified and Eligible.

EPCAL Update

Jamesport Commons and DiNoto property. The County Legislature voted to approve the appraised values for the purchase of development rights for the rear portion and for outright purchase (for parkland) of the front piece. Legislator Al Krupski's office said an offer has now been made and accepted by the owner.  Click here for more background, 


Tax Breaks for Restoration of Houses in Historical Districts. Click here for more information.


Grapes and Greens.  The owner
has approval to build a cider processing facility, tasting room, and store.


Coverdale development.  This development could lead to higher taxes because of the tax-exempt status.


7-Eleven in Aquebogue.  The court case continues and the Town has hired a contract attorney and filed a motion for appeal.

News & Updates

Read this CAEH petition

CAEH is requesting TOR residents to consider signing and circulating their new EPCAL petition. Read the petition at then sign up and leave a comment.

Go to the  EPCAL ACTION page or click on the blue box below to read more.

Helicopter and other aircraft noise just above your residence disrupting your days and evenings?

Click on the blue box below to go to the News page and you will find an easy way to file a noise abatement complaint.

Contact RNPC

Mail: RNPC, Box  413, Jamesport, NY 11947. 
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Slideshow photos courtesy of Design Plus

It's critical that all Riverhead residents attend this meeting to voice their objections. Once this beautiful land is gone, it's too late!