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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.

Fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen is laid to rest in his hometown

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The solemn funeral procession — led by dozens of motorcycle cops — made its way from St. Rosalie's church in Hampton Bays to Jamesport Cemetery.

Cops: Flanders man caught with ‘large quantity’ of heroin and cocaine during traffic stop in East Quogue

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Justin Adamo, 33, was stopped for traffic infractions on Feb. 17 and found to be in possession of a large quantity of heroin and cocaine, Southampton Town Police said in a press release.

Michelle L. Farruggia, 32

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Wake and funeral arrangements for Michelle L. Farruggia, 32, of Riverhead, who died Feb. 15, 2019.

A Riverhead first: Democrats tap all-women slate for town offices

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For the first time in town history, a major party is fielding an all-women slate of candidates for town office.

EPCAL buyer extends contract ‘due diligence’ period for 90 days

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The buyer's obligation to close on the $40 million deal isn't firm until its 'due diligence' opportunity is ended.

Homeside Florist and Greenhouses closes

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Homeside Florist and Greenhouses, which the Olsen family operated on Main Road in Riverhead since 1954, ceased operations as of the first of the year.

What’s open, what’s closed for Washington’s Birthday

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Today is the official observance of Washington's birthday. "Presidents' Day" is not a federal designation, but its use became common as a result of advertising campaigns that began using the term in the 1980s.

Southampton PD issues traffic alerts in advance of services for fallen detective

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There will be several road closures Wednesday morning for the funeral of NYPD Det. Brian Simonsen, Southampton Police announced. Police issued traffic impact alerts for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with wake and funeral services in Hampton Bays.

Blue Lives Matter NYC fundraising for family of fallen Calverton detective

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Blue Lives Matter NYC is selling a memorial T-shirt to honor Det. Brian Simonsen and raise funds to assist his family.

Town board at odds over job status of community development director

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Jamesport resident and former town attorney has been at the helm of the Riverhead Community Development Agency for 18 months as a provisional employee. She scored a perfect 100 on the civil service exam for the job title, and the three Republican board members want to make her a permanent hire. The supervisor wants to interview other candidates on the civil service list who also had perfect scores.
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