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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.

When is executive session discussion confidential? Debate gets heated over alleged leaks

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What happens in Vegas... The old maxim may or may not apply to what happens in executive sessions of the town board, as members today got into an argument over who has — or hasn't — been leaking discussions held behind closed doors to members of the public and town employees.

Riverhead Police blotter Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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Excerpts from the Riverhead Police Department press reports for Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2019.

Former Riverhead Town chief of police Joseph Grattan named grand marshal of Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day parade

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Former Riverhead Town Police Chief Joseph Grattan will be honored as grand marshal of the sixth annual Jamesport St. Patrick's Day parade March 30. Grattan will be fêted at a fundraising dinner Saturday March 2 that supports the parade host, East End Emerald Society.

Riverhead Town Board wrap-up Feb. 5

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Summary of actions taken by the Riverhead Town Board at its regular meeting of Feb. 5, 2019.

Bill to ban oil and gas drilling in New York’s coastal areas passes State Legislature

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The measure would prohibit the use of state-owned underwater coastal lands for oil and natural gas drilling and would prevent the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Office of General Services from authorizing leases that would increase oil or natural gas production from federal waters.

Political newcomer seeking Republican town supervisor nomination would be first Latina to run for elected office in Riverhead

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Yvette Aguiar of Riverhead, a retired NYPD detective sergeant, is seeking the Republican nomination for Riverhead town supervisor.

Chief: Police investigating student’s social media ‘rant’ containing ‘veiled threats’ against Riverhead High School

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The student will not be allowed back in school and police are investigating the incident, the chief said. He said the threat was not specific, but police will have extra patrols and increased presence at the school.

In Congress: Actions taken by our federal lawmakers last week

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Here’s a summary of actions taken by federal lawmakers representing the local community in Washington, D.C. during the week just ended. Source: Congress.gov website.

In Albany last week: Votes cast by local state lawmakers on bump stocks, waiting periods, guns in schools and more

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Last week in Albany, lawmakers passed a comprehensive gun safety package that included legislation to ban bump stocks, strengthen background checks, further limit firearm possession on school grounds and to create extreme risk protection orders. 

‘Empty Bowls’ event helps stock a school food pantry’s shelves

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Students in the high school ceramics classes, the cooking club, the baking and pastry class and the photography club collaborate on the event, which raises funds for the Phillips Avenue Elementary School food pantry.
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