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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.

Riverhead to start billing for ambulance transports from auto accidents as of May 1

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Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps will begin billing for ambulance services related to auto accidents within the Riverhead Ambulance District on May 1.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up: Hearings set on water district improvements

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The cost of the improvements — existing main extensions to increase capacity, two emergency generators and a 2-million-gallon ground storage tank — would be bonded.

Photos: Community turns out for Italian food and a good time at Rotary’s spaghetti dinner

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The Riverhead community turned out for a big Italian meal at Polish Hall yesterday, served up by Riverhead Rotary at the club's annual Herb Dresher Memorial Spaghetti Lunch and Dinner.

Two key players resign from Luminati’s ‘dream team,’ raising questions about the aerospace startup and its founder

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Luminati's senior scientist and chief operating officer have left the company, as have seven other people of the 18 staff members depicted on the company's website.

Town moves forward on negotiation with Luminati

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Riverhead will sign a letter of intent to begin formal negotiations with Luminati Aerospace on the sale of most of its remaining land at the Calverton Enterprise Park for $40 million.

Riverhead voters approve library budgets

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Riverhead school district voters yesterday approved proposed operating budgets for Riverhead Free Library and Baiting Hollow Library.Voters approved the $3.75 million Riverhead library operating...

State’s emergency ‘budget extender’ creates uncertainty for school boards who must finalize their budgets without state aid numbers

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School boards must adopt budget proposals by April 21 and submit property tax levy data to the state by April 24 in preparation for the May 16 public vote. They will have to prepare their budgets and even ask for voter approval without knowing state aid amounts for 2017-2018.

The last Riverhead-based bank is no more: People’s United acquires SCNB

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Suffolk County National Bank had its last day of operations on Friday.People’s United Bank took over the Riverhead bank on Saturday, April 1 pursuant...

Welcome to RiverheadLOCAL 3.0

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RiverheadLOCAL has a new look, improved functionality and some new features we hope you’ll enjoy. Here's the rundown.

Local farmers sound alarm to congressman: We don’t have enough workers

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Local farmers, whose operations rely heavily on an immigrant workforce, told Rep. Lee Zeldin they are worried they won't have the labor they need to sustain their farms, vineyards and greenhouses. They want federal immigration reform to move forward.