Optimum to install infrastructure for Grangebel Park security cameras by July 30, town officials say
Supervisor candidate Catherine Kent and council candidate Evelyn Hobson-Womack on Tuesday criticized the Aguiar administration for the pace of progress on a security camera program downtown, where cameras installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable. Today, the supervisor revealed that internet provider Optimim/Altice says it will have the connection installed by July 30.
State historic preservation officials yesterday visited Riverhead's Main Street Historic District to discuss the town's plans to tear down the building at 117 E. Main St., which is designated as a "contributing resource" in the district.
The suit, filed in State Supreme Court last week, seeks a ruling that the site plan application of 48 Kroemer LLC is still pending and asks the court to approve the site plan rejected by a planning board majority in June.
Board of Education
The Riverhead Central School District, which last July filed a notice of claim against the town demanding remittance of school tax revenues, has again not received the full property tax remittance due on June 30.
With Riverhead Water District's capacity issues, the planning board can't approve projects that depend on public water knowing that the water district can't service it, Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey said Thursday.
"Love the color? Want some?" Irate Manorville resident Clare Bennett sprayed discolored tap water from her home in air at the town board meeting July 7. She demanded action to bring public water to an area south of the former Grumman site where private wells are contaminated with a host of chemicals.
The return of the Alive on 25 street festival and fireworks display drew thousands to downtown Riverhead Thursday evening. See photo gallery.