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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.

Superintendent calls resigning board members’ accusations ‘misinformation’

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Questioned by a resident, board members said nothing about accusations leveled by two longtime colleagues yesterday, which Superintendent Nancy Carney called 'misinformation' and declined further public comment.

Road work today: Highway crews working on Ostrander and South Jamesport avenues

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Ostrander Avenue will be closed to traffic through early afternoon due to drainage work. Crews will also be working on South Jamesport Avenue, where they are installing new curbing.

Lantz joins Cotten-DeGrasse in complaints and resigns from school board

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Board vice president Amelia Lantz said she “cannot overlook the insidious disregard of the NYSED law and our oath as board members.”

Alleging violations of state law, longtime Riverhead school board member resigns

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In an undated letter to board president Sue Koukounas, Ann Cotten-DeGrasse complained that “the BOE has acted contrary to New York State Education Law and the Open Meetings Law in appointments made outside of the regular BOE meetings.”

Luminati CEO declares former Grumman Plant Six ‘operational’ at public ceremony

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The Calverton aerospace start-up announced commencement of operations at a public event Friday, in the absence of its previously heralded 'dream team' or the 'Team Stratos' it promised to introduce.

Riverhead gains its second downtown historic district: neighborhood north of Main Street recognized by state

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The State Board for Historic Preservation approved the addition of the Second and Ostrander historic district to the state and federal registers of historic places, opening up opportunities for large tax credits for improvements to buildings within the district.

Photos: Pulaski Street students celebrate Old Glory’s 240th birthday

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The history of the American flag was the topic of the day today at ceremonies outside Pulaski Street School, where the Suffolk Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution helped students celebrate the 240th birthday of the flag.

Vandalism temporarily closes town skate park: parks and rec superintendent says

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Vandals kicked in the door of a small building that used to house a park attendant two nights in a row.

Candidates: Revitalizing downtown Riverhead requires less talk, more action

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Democratic supervisor candidate Laura Jens-Smith and her running mates today called for tougher code enforcement downtown.

Denise Civiletti: Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision on interracial marriage

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Richard and Mildred Loving were convicted of felonies for violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act. In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous decision invalidated laws banning interracial marriage.