Riverhead protest targets Grumman sit...

Riverhead protest targets Grumman site in Calverton

There are 51 comments on the Newsday story from May 6, 2008, titled Riverhead protest targets Grumman site in Calverton. In it, Newsday reports that:

Environmental advocates and civic groups gathered outside Riverhead Town Hall Tuesday to protest a planned resort at the former Grumman property in Calverton.

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Riverhead

New York, NY

#45 May 8, 2008
Just what the island needs an energy efficient indoor ski resort, race car track and more automobile traffic. Just remind yourself when you are sitting in traffic as far as the eye can see on Sound Ave what a great idea this was and what a differnce this made to lower your taxes.
Riverhead

New York, NY

#46 May 8, 2008
"Jet port now! Its an ideal place for it, has the runways and buffers away from residential lands. No one complained when the navy jets were tested there ... the commerical one would be quieter too! Duh!

The ski mountain will fail... Nascar might do well, but needs more to draw the crowds.

Or leave the land vacant and just raise taxes for Riverhead residents!! "

Its not enough to have 3 major aiports on LI we now need 4? 5? Calverton was a test site not an airport there is a slight difference in traffic and pollution. Agree on the mountain failing and leaving the land vacant. 10 years from now after all the crooked politians have made their profits and taxes are higher than ever residents will wish they went for leave the land vacant. This is Mitchell Field 2.

Since: Apr 08

Rye, NY

#47 May 9, 2008
so what do we do have a developer come in and build more condo's for 500k and up or do we do something constructive for the community
a racetrack would be a wonderful addition and the money generated would be more than enough to fuel the school taxes and town budget but the environmentalists will cry foul i say screw the environmentalists their voices are too loud as it is, we have national parks here in the USA that have an abundance of oil but for the environmentalists and their war cry the government refuses to drill and save america from foreign oil dependence so i vote wholeheartedly for a NASCAR raceway
Mickey

Englewood, CO

#48 May 12, 2008
If you think this will actually make a difference in your taxes guess again. We have destroyed enough open space on LI and there has been very poor planning this is just another example of profiteering by local politicians.
mike minnick

Bronx, NY

#49 Jan 3, 2009
my whole life i been chased by police dec park rangers and finally in grummans across from the wadingrive motel is 5 professional dirtbike tracks a kids track and 4 adult with a sand pit they have fresh water so there is no dust no people hasaling us it was $1050 for the year it is now a private track there will be a resurant going up soon also with in the next 5 years they want to hold espn x games there also there is a snowmobile track and a snow machine haha riverhead finally got something good and best of all its private the ski mt is stupiddddddddd you can be in vt or upstate ny with 4 hours skiing 2500 feet not 350ft lol go figure
MEE

Edison, NJ

#50 Feb 21, 2009
Does anyone know if there is still talks of an MX/ATV park on long Island
Supershafts

United States

#51 Mar 8, 2009
You people are all idiots.
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Control all of this.
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Ricky

Stony Brook, NY

#52 Oct 8, 2009
To Boston RedCock:

The impacts of a ski mountain, resort, or NASCAR track stretch much farther than deforestation and loss of habitat for native species. Besides the unseen environmental impacts of the owl and salamander's extirpation (localized extinction), which include increased pest presence on Long Island, development of such a large scale project could lead to massive degradation of water supplies. Hazardous materials that reside within the grounds of the Grumman site, if disturbed during construction, could potentially leach out into surrounding soils and contaminate rivers, streams, and possibly, the fresh water aquifer. If this happens, or if other hazardous chemicals are improperly disposed of during the construction, the environmental and economic backlash would be catastrophic.

In addition, the overall contribution of a major attraction area to Riverhead might initially decrease taxes (by a minimal amount), however, in the long run increased economic success in the area will bring with it higher taxes.

As for the affected animals, you should try to recognize that each animal has a specific and necessary purpose within a given environment. The impact that the owls and salamanders have on their environment is likely much more important than the tax money you will save with the construction of a large scale attraction area. Progress, while good to a degree, has led to our current climate crisis and will only continue to harm the environment if we cannot think fully about our actions and their possible repercussions.
NASCAR Enthusiast

North Bergen, NJ

#53 Jun 16, 2010
Three years later and the land for the ski resort hasn't even been paid for yet. There should be a NASCAR track and drag strip there. And for the people that say it won't fix any financial problems, have you ever been to a NASCAR race? People will come from all over to see cars go in a circle, and it would only be used for ONE weekend a year for the MAJOR series (Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, and Truck Series). From May-September it could host the Whelen Modified Tour, and the Whelen All-American Series (local weekly racing) for not only Li residents but racers from the tri-state area that want a place to race. The drag strip would solve street racing and deaths. It would give people a safe controlled place to drag.

Build an extension of the Ronkonkoma branch rail to bring people straight to the track, the same way you would get to Citi Field or Yankees Stadium.

The people from out of state would spend their money and stay in local hotels, eat at local restaurants, and shop at Tanger. It would boot small business.

As far as noise is concerned, if a 11/16 (.6875) of a mile track was built, given the size of the track compared to the size of the land, noise would not even be a problem. Plant some trees around the perimeter just to be safe.

It's ridiculous that every project on LI has to have condominiums and shops. If only the track and a drag strip were built the rest of the land could stay as grassland. There's no need to fill up ever inch of land with a shop. The open land would be used for parking, and when there's no events, it would be open land for all the little critters that roam around.

If I had the funds I would do it myself. Someone who's not a real estate developer needs to get control of this land and build this track and drag strip. Long island has a rich history in racing, and with only one little track left, this would be great for tourism in our area, and continue the tradition and passion people have for racing.
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#54 Jun 21, 2010
NASCAR Enthusiast wrote:
Long island has a rich history in racing, and with only one little track left, this would be great for tourism in our area, and continue the tradition and passion people have for racing.
You mean automobile racing on Long Island is history. Forget about a track, it's not going to happen. If you like racing so much, move!
Jeff

Mattituck, NY

#55 Jul 18, 2011
why should we We Were Here First

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