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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.

Fringe Fest showcases original works at Vail-Leavitt tonight through Aug. 6

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The East End Fringe Festival presents 10 nights of original theater at the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead, plus an evening of poetry, a New Orleans jazz brunch and a free 'Theater Express' during the Alive on 25 street festival tomorrow night.

Apple Honda opens new showroom with fond tribute to company founder

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The presence of Apple Honda founder Irwin Garsten loomed large today as the Route 58 auto dealership celebrated the grand opening of its new showroom.

L.I. Sound Program funding included in appropriations bill: Zeldin

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The Department of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 includes $8 million in funding for the L.I. Sound Program and $26.7 million for the National Estuary Program, Rep. Lee Zeldin announced.

New plan for bus stop move on Railroad Street comes with annual price tag of more than $20,000, legislator says

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Moving the bus stop on Railroad Street comes with a operating cost increase of between $20,000 and $30,000 per year, according to County Legislator Al Krupski, who says the county can fund by finding efficiencies — not a reduction in service.

Town pursues grant funding to develop downtown parking plan

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The town needs a study specific enough to use in decision-making to alleviate parking problems in the downtown business district, according to parking district liaison Councilman Tim Hubbard.

Riverhead Planning Board: Plans advance for replacing eyesore abandoned gas station on Route 58

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The new gas station on Route 58 and Ostrander Avenue will be operated by BJ's Wholesale Club.

Man struck, seriously injured by freight train in Riverhead Wednesday

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Police are seeking to identify the man hit by an eastbound freight train in Riverhead just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

State buys 38 acres in Manorville pine barrens, adding to Otis Pike Preserve

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The state has purchased a 38-acre parcel in the Central Pine Barrens core preservation area in Manorville for $945,000.

Riverhead Ciderhouse headed for new site plan hearing on patio, outdoor music

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The Riverhead Ciderhouse added a 3,186-square-foot outdoor patio, adjacent masonry block wall, 56 parking spaces, landscaping changes and two wall-mounted speakers for outdoor music.

Ozone health advisory in effect for Long Island, NYC until 11 p.m. Thursday

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The Air Quality Index for ozone today is forecast to reach 130 on Long Island today.