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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.

Man rescued from trench collapse at construction site off Doctors Path

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Fire department rescue crews saved a man trapped in a trench collapse at a construction site off Doctors Path.

Local teacher finds ‘likely’ fossilized shark tooth on Baiting Hollow beach

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A fossil shark tooth is a rare find on a Long Island beach — even if it's not the 3 million-year-old megaladon tooth middle school teacher Darren Dunn thought it was.

Fate of culinary school tax abatement remains undecided

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The Suffolk County IDA tabled a decision until its Jan. 24 meeting. A representative of Suffolk County Community College said he is hopeful the college, the town and the school district will be able to settle the matter amicably before the next meeting.

Giglio balks at cloud computing proposal, wants to see price comparisons

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Councilwoman Jodi Giglio put the brakes on a proposal submitted by the town's IT consulting firm for transitioning town government to cloud-based computing, asking to see cost comparisons for other cloud companies before she'll agree to the consultant's proposal.

Towns in Suffolk scramble to adapt to changing marketplace for recyclables

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Restrictions imposed by China and other Asian countries on imports of recovered materials have thrown recycling programs in U.S. communities into chaos.

BNB Bank named top SBA lender on Long Island, fourth in N.Y. district

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BNB Bank was named the top SBA Lender on Long Island, in the recent U.S. Small Business Administration’s New York District Office report of results for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

Green Party calls for election law reform and minor party representation at board of elections

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Suffolk’s Green Party is calling for an end to “fusion voting” in New York State and for changes in the way the county boards of election are structured and managed.

New school security director presents assessment and recommendations

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Riverhead school district’s security department was severely short-staffed, guards were not deployed efficiently and physical security improvements at the high school and one elementary school required immediate attention, the district’s new security director told the school board and public at last night’s meeting.

Three Riverhead schools come off the state’s ‘focus’ list, superintendent announces

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Riverhead High School and Phillips Avenue and Riley Avenue have been designated “in good standing,” Henriquez said.

Fire district election results: Haas, McQueeney, Moreno and Newton are winners in contested races

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Jamesport, Wading River and Manorville fire district voters cast ballots in four contested races yesterday.
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