Recap: Board beefs up downtown police patrols

The Riverhead Town Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved the transfer of $104,000 from town reserves to fund beefed up police protection downtown.

Another measure to transfer $400,000 from reserves to pay for costs associated with a new town police contract was also approved at the Town Board meeting, with Councilwoman Jodi Giglio voting against the move.

As expected, the board also OK’d a lawsuit settlement with Taste of Country, a farm stand on Sound Avenue that had been operating as a deli.

The meeting ended about 8:30 p.m., a half-hour before polls closed in the special election for county Legislature, a race in which Supervisor Sean Walter is the Republican candidate.

News-Review reporter Tim Gannon reported live from the meeting in Town Hall. Click below to see what else happened.

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Riverhead Town Board agenda 01-15-2013 by rnews_review