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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.

TV show seeks pregnant couples to film birthing class for TLC

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Producers of a television show for The Learning Channel are looking for pregnant couples in their late 20s, 30s and 40s for a show about childbirth that will be filming in the Riverhead area next Sunday.

Republican candidate for highway superintendent drops out of race

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Republican highway superintendent candidate William Van Helmond has dropped out of the race, citing health reasons. It is unknown if the GOP will have a replacement.

Flanders Road text stops dedicated to memory of woman killed by driver prosecutors said was texting

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The two rest stops on Flanders Road were formally dedicated as text stops in memory of Barbara Tocci, the Flanders native who was killed in a head-on collision on the road in January 2014

Looking to build bridges on the wings of a butterfly: Community group hires founder of the Butterfly Effect Project

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The Peconic River Community Development Alliance has hired Tijuana Fulford as its community outreach coordinator.

Owner of Route 58 shopping center affirms commitment to movie theater

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Executives from Philips International, which owns the shopping center vacated by Walmart, met with town officials today to affirm their commitment to building a movie theater there. Photo: Denise Civiletti

Suffolk County Police announce vehicle auction

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The Suffolk County Police Impound Section will hold an auction of vehicles on June 17 beginning at 9 a.m.

With its own farmland rules struck down by court, Suffolk County turns to State Legislature for help

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Pending legislation in Albany would allow on preserved farmland any development or activity included in the definition of "farm operation" under the state Ag & Markets Law.

Man airlifted after single-car overturn crash in Calverton

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A man was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital after a single-car crash on Middle Country Road in Calverton this afternoon.

Riverhead Town gets encouraging words from Moody’s but no credit upgrade

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Moody's Investors Service does not change Riverhead Town's credit rating but offers positive comments about the town's fiscal condition.

Town board wrap: Colonial ball shelved, new deputy town attorney hired

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A rundown of significant actions taken at the regular meeting of the Riverhead Town Board on June 6.