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Denise Civiletti

Denise Civiletti
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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.

Cops: Man robbed of cash after making ATM withdrawal

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Police are searching for two people in connection with a robbery in the parking lot of a West Main Street bank late...

Cops: Human remains discovered in wooded area near St. John Paul II school

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Suffolk County Police Homicide detectives are investigating skeletal remains found in Riverhead this morning.

Main Street will be closed from 3 to 10 p.m. today for Alive on 25 street festival and fireworks

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Main Street will be closed to traffic between 3 and 10 p.m. today for the Alive on 25 street festival and fireworks.

Residents ask town board to reject two-story medical office building in Aquebogue’s Rural Corridor zone

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Allowing the construction of a two-story medical office building in the Rural Corridor zone along Main Road in Aquebogue goes against the intent of the zoning and would change the rural character of the area, residents told the town board during a special permit public hearing last week.

‘I’m just so damned lucky’: Riverhead cop, nearly killed in line-of-duty crash last year, returns to work a happy, grateful man

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Riverhead Police Officer Rob Sproston is back — strong, vigorous and just about the happiest guy around. He knows he’s a living, breathing, walking, talking miracle.

Flanders youth charged with 20 counts of criminal mischief & making graffiti

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Police have charged a 16-year-old Flanders youth with 20 counts of criminal mischief and making graffiti, including this utility box on Oak Avenue in Flanders.

Peconic Bay Medical Center receives level III trauma center verification by American College of Surgeons

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Northwell Health Peconic Bay Medical Center has received a level III trauma center verification from the American College of Surgeons.

Riverhead approves amendment to contract with comprehensive plan consultants

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Riverhead Town has amended its contract with the consultants hired to undertake the comprehensive plan update, extending the completion date for a year and adding new tasks for the use of interactive online tools to gather community input.

Jamesport Fire Department’s bazaar & carnival with parade, fireworks returns in ’21

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The Jamesport Fire Department's annual Firemen's Bazaar & Carnival returns this month with rides, games, food & drink, a big parade and a specular fireworks show.

There’s local history in that attic: Town historian expands collection with ‘donation day’

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On "donation day" Saturday morning, residents brought the town historian a varied collection of "stuff" saved from the trash bin— everything from dozens of hand-written letters dating back to the 1850s, written to one of Riverhead's most prominent citizens, to pictures and memorabilia from Riverhead High School in the 1940s and a photo of West Main Street after the 1938 hurricane struck.
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