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Denise Civiletti

Denise Civiletti
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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.

911 lines down countywide in Suffolk, police say

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Police ask residents to call local stations directly: In Riverhead 631-727-4500 extension 352 or 802, in Southampton, (631) 702-2273 or (631) 702-2223.

Celebrating EMS Week in a ‘very different and stressful time’

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This year, National EMS Week arrived in the midst of a global viral pandemic, at a time when the peak of the outbreak had just passed in Suffolk, stretched health care systems to the breaking point, requiring EMS to adjust and sometimes overhaul their protocols.

In ceremonies changed by pandemic, Riverhead remembers : Memorial Day, 2020

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Memorial Day ceremonies in Riverhead were very different today, but they did take place. The Riverhead Combined Veterans Committee held solemn ceremonies at two of the town's war memorial sites this morning. Photos and video.

An ‘unprecedented’ Memorial Day at Calverton National Cemetery

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There were no veterans groups, no music, no audience under the overcast sky early this morning. It was a Memorial Day unlike any other since Calverton National Cemetery held its first Memorial Day ceremony 42 years ago.

Volunteers place flags at private cemeteries, honoring Riverhead’s military heroes dating back to the Civil War

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Among the military heroes honored Saturday by volunteers placing flags at graves in St. John's Cemetery and Riverhead Cemetery were the first Riverhead man killed in World War I and Suffolk's only Medal of Honor Recipient in the Vietnam War.

In their own words: Meet the 10 people running for Riverhead school board this year

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Learn about the people running for school board in this unique election and read their answers to eight questions posed by RiverheadLOCAL about the future of the school district and what they would do if elected.

Governor says Long Island region could be eligible for phase one reopening by Wednesday

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The Long Island region could be eligible to reopen as soon as Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. But the region is still meeting only five of the seven state-mandated benchmarks for reopening, so the date remains uncertain.

Fire destroys home in Wading River

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Fire destroyed a two-story home on Farm Road West in Wading River yesterday afternoon.

Riverhead emergency order is extended

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Here's the latest update from the Town of Riverhead, including information about beaches, parks, town government reopening preparations, meetings and more.
New home construction in Riverhead remained slow in 2010

Governor says Long Island region may be eligible to begin phased reopening next week

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Long Island and the Mid-Hudson regions could begin opening next week if their number of daily deaths continue to decline and their number of contact tracers meets the state’s requirements, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today.
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