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.
On "donation day" Saturday morning, residents brought the town historian a varied collection of "stuff" saved from the trash bin— everything from dozens of hand-written letters dating back to the 1850s, written to one of Riverhead's most prominent citizens, to pictures and memorabilia from Riverhead High School in the 1940s and a photo of West Main Street after the 1938 hurricane struck.
"Reflextions: Art in the Park" transforms the three-acre, riverfront Grangebel Park into into to a walkable, nautical-themed, interactive outdoor gallery, featuring more than a dozen illuminated exhibits.
One of the latest additions to the pubic art display in Grangebel Park,is a submarine sculpture made by Clayton Orehek located in the Peconic River. Photo Alek Lewis
The town will likely issue an RFP for a new concession license for the historic pump house at Grangebel Park.
Security cameras will first be installed in the Grangebel Park and Railroad Avenue areas and technology installed in police headquarters to monitor the video feed.
Police Officer Richard Freeborn and Trooper Michael Masino entered the Peconic River behind 57 W. Main Street to retrieve an unresponsive man found floating face down in the water Wednesday evening. They pulled him to shore and revived him with CPR.
“Reflections,” a monthly art and light festival will feature a number of original works of art, illuminated for nighttime enjoyment, in and along the Peconic River in Grangebel Park.
With towns across Suffolk County battling a worsening crisis of opioid addiction, two local organizations are planning a candlelight vigil in Grangebel Park Sunday night for the victims of the crisis and their families.
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