Riverhead Town is considering a new law that would restrict where registered sex offenders may live in the town. Intended to protect the town’s children, the law would ban registered sex offenders who have been convicted of committing sexual offenses against minors, from living within a quarter-mile of any school, daycare center, library, day camp, park, beach or playground.

The Town Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed law on Feb. 17 at 7:05 pm at Riverhead Town Hall.


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