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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.

Firefighters battle fire at house in Polish Town

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Riverhead firefighters are at the scene of a working structure fire on Hamilton Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

A historic first: Aguiar to lead Republican slate in Riverhead

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Riverhead Republicans made history Monday evening, nominating the first Latina ever to run for elected office in Riverhead.

Expect snow, ice, sleet and rain Tuesday — winter weather advisory issued

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(Updated: Tuesday, 6 a.m.) Mixed precipitation is expected with total snow and sleet accumulations of two to four inches and ice accumulations of up to 1/10 of an inch, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a winter weather advisory for Tuesday.

Free income tax preparation offered to people with incomes under $55,000 in ’18

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People whose household income was less than $55,000 in 2018 can have their tax returns prepared free of charge by an IRS-certified tax preparer, thanks to a taxpayer assistance program offered by the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island.

SUV overturns in T-bone crash on Route 58

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Two people were injured in a crash at the intersection of Route 58 and Kroemer Avenue this afternoon.

Longtime Riverhead firefighter is laid to rest

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Frank Zambriski, 79, a 49-year member and ex-captain of the department, passed away on Thursday. Firefighters honored their brother with a flag arch outside his company headquarters in Polish Town this morning.

West Main Street site, once planned for restaurant, may become a park

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A riverfront parcel on West Main Street previously approved for a 40-seat restaurant may become a park for Peconic River access, if  the Suffolk County Legislature approves its purchase. 

In Congress: Actions taken by local federal lawmakers last week

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A rundown of votes and legislation sponsored or cosponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin, Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand last week in Congress.

State lawmakers pass bill to ban use of purse seine nets for taking Menhaden

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With the recent resurgence of the Menhaden fishery in Atlantic waters, the State Legislature last week passed a bill to prohibit the taking of Menhaden by purse seine nets, to prevent depletion of the species.

Car crashes into vacant former sporting goods store on Route 58

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A vehicle crashed into the former Edwards Sports Center building this morning at about 10:15. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle appeared to have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, according to police at the scene.
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