It is astounding at the dysfunction at that town. Whereas Brookhaven will get things done, provided the right palms are greased (Crookhaven), Riverhead is just unreal at getting anything done, at all. For decades they have had a real treasure in picking up Calverton Airport from Grumman, and yet they just can't get a plan together to properly use it. I've spoken to folks who tried to introduce some limited aviation, folks who are making a last gasp at a race track on LI, folks who are trying to introduce what little manufacturing is left, etc. That parcel can support all of the above, using both access to rail, air and the LIE. But no, watching the town dither over it is like the "death of a thousand cuts".
Once while interning for Lee Koppelman, I got to meet Paul Townsend right around the time after Grumman lost the F-14D contract. That early the County saw the writing on the wall and was planning options to do with the various campuses that was used by Grumman, and not make the same mistakes they did with Nassau with the USAF pulling out of Mitchel and Republic dying. They both reeled off a dozen things that you could do with that property while conserving as much of the pine barrens and make a ton of money, which could help make up for the massive loss of tax revenue from Grumman. Then they laughed, because they knew the issues they would have with Riverhead. And of course, they were right on that one.