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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.

Federal appeals court deals a blow to local efforts to control helicopter noise

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South Fork Assemblyman Fred Thiele said East Hampton must now consider closing its airport. His comment came after a federal appeals court ruled that East Hampton's airport is subject to federal regulation whether or not the town accepts federal funding.

Election 2016: Profiles in key local races, ballot preview

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A preview of tomorrow's ballot, including where candidates in key local races stand on the issues, campaign contributions raised and a sample ballot.

NASA: November’s full moon will be extra-super, closest to Earth this century

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The full moon of Nov. 14 is not only the closest full moon of 2016 but also the closest full moon to date in the 21st century, according to NASA. In fact, the full moon won’t come this close to Earth again until Nov. 25, 2034.

Breaking Suffolk bus overturns in crash at Middle Road and Northville Turnpike

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Northville Turnpike and Middle Road are closed to traffic in both directions due to an accident at the intersection there. A Suffolk Transit minibus overturned in the crash.

Latest Siena Research/Newsday poll: Zeldin holds commanding 21-point lead over Throne-Holst in First C.D.

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The poll of likely voters in the First Congressional District shows the Democratic challenger struggling to get name recognition and battling low favorability ratings, too.

SCNB merger with People’s United will result in 76 layoffs in Riverhead in January

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The proposed merger of Suffolk County National Bank with People’s United Bank will result in the layoff of 76 employees at Suffolk’s administrative offices in Riverhead.

Cops: Pair on motorcycle airlifted with serious injuries following crash on 25A

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Two people were airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries following a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle yesterday afternoon in Wading River.

Denise Civiletti An opinion about opinions. And no, I don’t support Donald Trump for president

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I haven't shared my opinions much, for a host of reasons. Yesterday, someone I’ve known a long time, someone I thought knew me well enough to not have to ask, inquired if I am supporting Trump. I was dumbfounded for a second. But it made me realize how silent I've been.

Developer of proposed Route 58 retail center says he’s having second thoughts

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Irwin Garsten, who last month gained preliminary approval for a 56,608-square-foot shopping center on Route 58, says he's reconsidering the use and may seek approvals for an assisted living facility instead.

Riverhead Clergy Council plans silent candlelight prayer vigil for Election Eve

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There will be a silent Election Eve candlelight prayer vigil in Grangebel Park Monday.The vigil is sponsored by the Riverhead Clergy Council to "offer...