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Denise Civiletti

Denise Civiletti
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Denise is a veteran local reporter and editor, an attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a “writer of the year” award from the N.Y. Press Association in 2015. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website. Email Denise.

Photos: Colorful chalk masterpieces emerge from the pavement in Riverhead

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The 21st annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival drew a great crowd to downtown Riverhead today, where chalk artists created colorful and often masterful works of art on the pavement canvas of East Main Street.

A 23-year tradition: Scouts decorate graves at Calverton National Cemetery

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Scouts placed American flags on the nearly quarter-million graves at Calverton National Cemetery this morning.

Hungry? It’s time for Brekky: Coffee shop in Wading River is reinvented

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Brekky, opened by the owner of the Hudson Market coffee shop, offers healthy breakfasts including acai bowls, overnight oats and yogurt parfait

Denise Civiletti: Before doing anything on Luminati, Riverhead has some work to do

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Right now, according to the rules adopted by town board resolution and currently in effect, a prospective buyer like Luminati is required to submit its proposal to an entity that was dissolved by the town 11 years ago.

Riverhead to sue Suffolk County for sewer tax stabilization money

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At issue is the right to payment from a special fund administered by the county that’s intended to stabilize sewer district assessments and taxes in Suffolk. The fund's source of revenue is a quarter-percent sales tax authorized by state law.

Riverhead Democrats unite behind slate

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The Riverhead Democratic committee unanimously supported the slate of candidates presented by the screening committee at their nominating convention last night.

Stop the Violence tournament organizers fundraising for park improvements

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Organizers of the Stop the Violence Tournament, in its 11th year this summer, are looking to raise money for a scoreboard, new backboards and protective padding in two events prior to the August double-elimination tournament.

Riverhead authorizes injunction actions against four ‘overcrowded’ houses

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Riverhead Town is for the first time going to state court against the owners of four allegedly overcrowded homes. The town will seek injunctions against “the illegal use or occupancy” of the homes.

Two airlifted, three others hurt in a pair of serious crashes

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An accident at Route 25 and Edwards Avenue injured four people last night; a single-car crash on Sound Avenue early this morning seriously injured the driver.

Northwell Health’s inaugural East End 5K walk draws hundreds to Tanger Outlets

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Northwell Health's inaugural East End Walk drew hundreds of people to Tanger Outlets in Riverhead this morning for a fundraising 5K around the outlet center, raising more than $110,000 for Peconic Bay Medical Center's cardiac care center and the Cancer Services Program.