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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.

Michelangelo of Riverhead closes its doors

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The restaurant, which opened less than six months before the pandemic struck, is "a victim of this pandemic," the restaurant posted on its Facebook page. The site. where three restaurants have opened and closed in the past decade, is being sold, a source close to the property owner said.

Suffolk Theater scrambling to book acts, aiming for September reopening

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With the governor's announcement this week that most businesses, including theaters, will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity as of May 19, the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead got busy trying to book acts in a hurry. "Coordinating the dates has been like trying to solve a Rubik’s Cube," theater owner Bob Castaldi said.

Fourth large solar energy facility in Calverton clears major hurdle

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The Riverhead Planning Board last night granted preliminary site plan approval to the proposed Calverton Solar Energy Center, a 22.9 megawatt commercial solar energy production facility to be built on approximately 198 acres off Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

Town has not yet inked $1.5 million community benefit agreement with solar company

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Nearly five months after the Riverhead Town Board authorized the supervisor to sign a $1.5 million community benefit agreement with Long Island Solar Generation, the agreement has not yet been signed by the developer.

Drag-racing on Calverton runways approved for June 19 & 20

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A two-day drag-racing event on the runways at the Calverton Enterprise Park won unanimous approval yesterday from the Riverhead Town Board. A second series of drag-racing events over eight days this summer remains under consideration.

Large marijuana grower makes $42.5 million investment in Riverhead farm

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Columbia Care, one of the country's largest marijuana growers and operators of medical marijuana dispensaries, has purchased a 34-acre farm and greenhouse facility in Riverhead for $42.5 million.

Behind the wall: Next stop, the Twilight Zone

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Behind this door is "another dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead. Your next stop: the Twilight Zone.” Welcome to Riverhead Town Hall.

Police investigate armed robbery in Riverside

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Southampton Town Police said a Mastic Beach man was assaulted and robbed of cash on Pebble Way around 11 p.m. Monday. Detectives ask nyone with information to contact them at 631-702-2230.

Legislator Bridget Fleming, pledging to put Long Island first, launches run for Congress

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Three-term County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) announced her campaign for Congress Monday on the shore of Patchogue Lake, flanked by party leaders, elected officials and supporters.

Riverhead auto dealership sold

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A Riverhead auto dealership owned by the same family for 45 years has changed hands. The Strollo family has sold Riverhead Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram to the owner of Stevens 112 Ford.
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