Democratic candidates for Riverhead Town Board say the Riverhead Police Department is under-resourced and, if elected, they'll push for more funding to hire more officers.
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.
Retired Riverhead Police Detective Evelyn Hobson-Womack, a Democratic candidate for town council, is questioning why the security cameras purchased by the town and installed in Grangebel Park remain inoperable.
Dana Brown, a senior assessment clerk in the Riverhead Town assessor's office, where she is a seven-year employee, was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of assessor Mason Haas in February. Brown is a candidate for the post in the November election.
Town Hall belongs to the community, and everyone deserves a say in what happens in and to our town. Guest column by Councilwoman Catherine Kent
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