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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.

Environmental groups’ lawsuit to stop Plum Island sale moves forward

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U.S. District Court Judge Denis Hurley last week denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss the suit, which challenges the government's decision to sell Plum Island to the highest bidder.

East End Voter Coalition hosts new Suffolk sheriff for MLK Day event in Riverhead

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Suffolk's new sheriff introduced himself to community members gathered for the annual East End Voter Coalition MLK Day event yesterday at the library. He spelled out his goals as sheriff and told the audience to accomplish them, 'It won’t be by myself. I’m going to need everyone here.'

Congratulations, Kaitlyn Doherty

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Congratulations to Kaitlyn Doherty, a biology major at SUNY Oneonta, on being named to the Provost's List for the fall 2017 semester.  Kaitlyn, a senior,...

A ray of hope for local ‘Dreamers’: Feds to resume accepting DACA renewals

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Local 'Dreamers' will be able to request renewal of their DACA status again, after a federal judge in California ordered reinstatement of the program pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the decision to rescind it.

Cops: Two men arrested after chase ends in crash on Fairway Avenue

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The driver was apprehended after he fled the scene on foot, while the passenger was trapped in the truck, which had crashed into a tree. Both were arrested, police said.

Riverhead firefighters save chickens from burning coop in Calverton

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Riverhead firefighters saved a flock of chickens from a burning chicken coop on Williams Way South in Calverton this morning.

There’s a new sheriff in town: Errol Toulon Jr. takes the oath of office

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Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. was sworn into office yesterday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

State DOT plans solar array installation at Long Island Expressway exit 73 off-ramp

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The exit 73 site is one of 13 locations in Suffolk identified by the New York State Department of Transportation as sites for solar facilities. The project is part of a statewide “solar highways” initiative.

Town set to approve addiction research and rehab facility at EPCAL

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After several years of review, the town board will take up a resolution next week granting preliminary site plan approval to Peconic Care Research, Recovery and Rehabilitation Center, which will conduct addiction treatment and research on a 95-acre site at EPCAL.

Public hearing on EPCAL land deal to be postponed at supervisor’s insistence

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The qualified and eligible hearing scheduled for Jan. 17 will be adjourned to a future date to be determined after the supervisor learned of a change in a prospective purchaser's identity.