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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.

Happy Birthday March 5

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH 5 to Tammy Hayon...June Behr...Pam Cartwright...Carolyn London...Stacy Hubbard...Theresa Wells...Eric Linker...Tiffany Losee...Christine Zichittella-HeerenWish someone a happy birthday or anniversary, congratulate your...

Updated: Fire destroys Calverton home

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Fire gutted a home in Calverton this afternoon. Residents were safely evacuated, but the two-story house on Alfred Way was destroyed.

Riverhead Fire Department fights brush fire in woods off Route 58

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Riverhead Fire Department put out a brush fire in the woods between Route 58 and Riverhead High School early this afternoon.

Residential advanced on-site septic systems are now ready for installation

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What happens after you flush the toilet? County officials want you to think about that — because what happens after you flush directly affects both the quality of your drinking water and the health of the waterways surrounding our island.

Angry parents demand answers about investigation of Snapchat incident

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A Snapchat video reportedly showing a sexual act between two students on Riverhead school grounds led high school security guards to detain 13 children for two hours in a classroom and confiscate their cell phones.

PBMC granted provisional level III trauma center status by state health department

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has been granted provisional status as a level III trauma center by the N.Y. State Department of Health.

Telephone town hall participants ‘very focused’ on the Affordable Care Act, Zeldin aide says

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Health care was the top issue for participants in Rep. Lee Zeldin's telephone town hall last week, according to the results of a poll question released by the congressman's office. The results of the four other poll questions will not be made public, Zeldin's spokesperson said today.

Denise Civiletti Yes, Zeldin should hold a town hall, but it shouldn’t be a public flogging

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It's never easy to face unhappy constituents. But there's no venue for dialogue other than a 'town hall' meeting.

County legislature comes to town this week for committee meetings

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Rundown of the county legislative committee meetings scheduled at the Riverhead County Center this week and items of interest.

Learning from Patchogue: Can Riverhead achieve its ‘sister’ town’s success?

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Take a tour of Patchogue with Mayor Paul Pontieri, who discusses the secret of the village's success and how Riverhead, Patchogue's 'sister' town, may be able to replicate it.