As the youth sector representative for the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, Maximilian Solarz said communicating with community leaders is just one key way the coalition plans to achieve its goal of preventing underage alcohol and drug abuse. READ
The Riverhead Town Board honored a group of local teenagers with a proclamation Wednesday after they gave a presentation about underage drinking.
Members of the Riverhead Youth Coalition administered a student survey last year and found six out of 10 Riverhead High School seniors reported drinking alcohol within the past 30 days.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office decided to launch a statewide public awareness campaign in Riverhead called “Talk2Prevent” as state officials are impressed by the teamwork between the school district, police department and community groups to combat underage drinking and substance abuse, especially during the prom and graduation season.
Two underage drinking sting operations this week netted a single arrest, state and local police said, as 32 other establishments were found to be following state law. READ
The Riverhead Town Board could approve its proposed alcohol policy next month, setting concrete rules and guidelines for alcohol service at popular festivals such as the Polish Town Fair and the Country Fair. READ