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Riverhead CAP’s annual march against drugs to return June 10

CAP's annual march against drugs, alcohol and tobacco will return this year after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The march is set for Friday, June 10. Tijuana Fulford of the Butterfly Effect Project is this year's special guest and keynote speaker.

Riverhead CAP wins five year grant for mental health awareness training program

The Riverhead Community Awareness Program has been awarded a five-year federal grant to instruct community organizations on how to identify, understand and respond to child and adult mental health and substance abuse issues.

CAP Youth Coalition cleans up local beaches during environmental scan event

More than half of the litter collected at Reeves Beach — 18 out of 35 pounds — was discarded alcohol products like beer cans, bottles and alcohol products that appeal to youth, the coalition said. Substance use at local parks and beaches are illegal in Riverhead.

Two charged in underage alcohol sales sting operation in Riverhead

Two people were arrested in a sting operation conducted by the Riverhead Police Department investigating compliance with laws prohibiting the sale of...

CAP Youth Coalition urges town board to focus marijuana efforts on youth prevention

Riverhead Town looks to Riverhead CAP Youth Coalition for assistance to help prevent marijuana use by the community's youth.

Marijuana opt-out discussion continues in Riverhead

The Riverhead Community Awareness Program is not recommending that Riverhead Town opt-out of allowing retail marijuana sales and on-premises consumption. CAP representatives didn’t make a recommendation either way on the opt-out question when they met with the town board yesterday. Instead, they outlined steps the town should take to prevent and reduce youth access to marijuana — as well as alcohol and tobacco.

Riverhead CAP launches 2020 sticker campaign urging grads to celebrate sober

The Riverhead CAP 2020 sticker campaign is underway and this year's slogan is "Congratulations Class of 2020. Live Your Best Life: Celebrate Sober."

Mary Lundberg, a catalyst for good in the community: Riverhead CAP founder was 89

“Mary was an example of how one person, with gumption and determination, can move a community.”

Riverhead anti-drug coalition wins top national award

Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth has been named Coalition of the Year by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, the nation’s leading substance abuse prevention organization.

Riverhead STOP day set for Oct. 26

Riverhead residents can safely dispose of household hazardous wastes and unwanted prescription medications free of charge at the town’s semi-annual STOP (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Day Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.