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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.

Michelangelo’s opens with soft launch

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The new Italian restaurant and pizzeria is conducting a soft opening this week, which the owners hope to keep low-key while they are training staff members.

Helicopter noise still disrupting quality of life, task force chairperson says

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Residents and local officials are exasperated by the failure of the FAA to heed complaints.

This is the real ‘American carnage’

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Americans are armed to the teeth. Hate flows through the veins of some of us. Mental illness affects others. The combination of weapons, hate and depravity is deadly. The resulting lawlessness is terrifying. This is the real “American carnage.”

Petrocelli seeks hotel, spa uses in restored historic home

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Builder Joe Petrocelli says he’d like to use the Howell House to add five hotel suites a spa and salon to his existing hotel property, which has 20 rooms and a high-end restaurant.

Flora Duerschmidt Flanagan, 88

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Flora Duerschmidt Flanagan, of Florida, formerly of Riverhead, died Feb. 17, 2019. She was 88 years old. Born in...

Supervisor candidate slaps incumbent for ‘indecisiveness’ on state grant for replacing lead water service lines

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Republican supervisor candidate Yvette Aguiar yesterday attacked the Democratic incumbent, Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith for 'indecisiveness' about accepting an unsolicited $627,000 state grant announced a week ago.

Buyer in Calverton land deal sketches out vision of ‘Silicon Valley of the east’

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"We are looking to transform the economy of the East End and one day this region could be recognized as the Silicon Valley of the east. It's a big goal, but it starts with a first step." Chris Kent, attorney for Calverton Aviation and Technology, laid out the company's vision for the Calverton Enterprise Park in general terms at Thursday's town board work session.

Alive on 25, Art in the Park will take place this evening in downtown Riverhead

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The weather forecast is perfect for the street festival and art exhibit in downtown Riverhead this evening. The fun starts at 5 p.m.

Riverhead Police: One arrested during liquor sales compliance check

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Riverhead Town Police report the arrest of one person in a sweep of liquor stores targeting the sale of alcohol to patrons under 21.

Free concerts planned for three Friday nights in Grangebel Park

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“I didn’t want to see us lose anything else in downtown,” Diane Tucci said. “I had to do something.” The former BID executive director raised money for three concerts and booked three bands.
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