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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.

County announces grant and low-interest loan programs to help homeowners install advanced septic systems

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The grant-loan program aims to provide incentives for homeowners to upgrade from septic systems that pollute groundwater.

Happy Birthday March 31

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH 31 to Samantha Baum...Billy Anderson...Dean Holzmann...Kevin Kelly...Jeremy Simone...Danny Skarka...Laura Kito ...Christine Hall...Alexandra Stocki...Joshua Palmeri...Amanda Mallahy...Hollie Christopher...Bryan Erbis...Jessie Hambel...Dorothy HauptWish someone...

North Fork Breast Coalition benefit gala will honor DeGrasses and Garstens

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The organization's founders, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and her late husband Antonio will be honored with the Pink Pearl Community Service Award. Supporters Irwin Garsten and her late husband Irwin will receive the Pink Pearl Spirit Award.

Riverhead strikes deal to sell former Grumman property to Luminati Aerospace

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Luminati will pay the town $40 million cash for the town's remaining acreage at the Calverton Enterprise Park, where it will build commercial and military ultralight unmanned aircraft.

Two local business owners announce they’re running for town board seat

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Robert Hartmann Jr. of Riverhead and William Van Helmond of Jamesport, both newcomers to electoral politics, have announced they are seeking the Republican nomination for town council.

Bellone, citing lack of clarity, withdraws bill restricting public assembly

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The local law proposed by the county executive would have imposed permit requirements criticized as onerous and expensive and in violation of the First Amendment.

Happy Birthday March 29

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARCH 29 to Duane Lewin...Joan Murray Barrow...Bill Sutton...Sean O'Neill...Matt Cardaci...Sandi Lopez...Doug Gordon...Kim Roe...Gary Flugel...Sharon McGovern...Robert Walsh...Tracey FredricksWish someone a happy birthday...

LaValle: State Parks Department will withdraw Taste-NY request for proposals

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Objections from town officials have resulted in the withdrawal of a request for proposals issued earlier this month by the State Parks Department, State Senator Ken LaValle said today.

Longtime Riverhead teacher declares candidacy for town board

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Catherine Kent of Baiting Hollow, who taught in Riverhead schools for 38 years, is seeking the Democratic nomination for town council.

State DEC declares all of Suffolk County an ‘oak wilt protective zone’

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In an effort to stop the spread of the deadly oak wilt fungus, the state has imposed restrictions on the shipment of firewood out of Suffolk and banned the shipment of oak trees and any portion of an oak tree.