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RiverheadLOCAL covers the Town of Riverhead, New York located on the East End of Long Island approximately 70 miles east of New York City.

This website was launched in January 2010 by Peter Blasl and Denise Civiletti, a husband and wife team of award-winning journalists who saw the need for authentically local online news in the Riverhead community. 

RiverheadLOCAL’s mission is to provide accurate, timely local news for the community, to keep citizens informed about important issues, to tell the stories of the people who live and work here, and to give locally owned businesses the opportunity to reach a very targeted audience of local residents and tourists alike.

Please email all inquiries, comments and suggestions about the content of this site to editor Denise Civiletti.

RiverheadLOCAL is published by East End Local Media Corp., Peter Blasl, president. The corporate mailing address is P.O. Box 919, Riverhead, NY 11901-0919. The offices of East End Local Media Corp. are located at 224 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. Tel. 631-740-9099

All content on this site is owned or controlled by East End Local Media Corp. and protected by United States copyright law. All rights reserved. See Copyright Notice.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the RiverheadLOCAL Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as well as the site’s Comments Policy.

RiverheadLOCAL is a member of LION (Local Independent Online News Publishers) and the New York Press Association


The RiverheadLOCAL team:

Denise Civiletti and Kathryn Blasl – co-publishers

Peter Blasl, Jill Lewis, Laurie Nigro – advertising

Denise Civiletti – editor

Julia-Anna Searson, Maria Piedrabuena, April Pokorny – reporters

Laura Huber – editorial assistant

Greg Blass, Eileen Benthal, Celia Marszal-Iannelli – columnists

Courtney Blasl – art director

Amy Davidson – business manager