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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.

Main Road crash injures five

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The crash between a pickup truck and a small sedan occurred just before 2:15 west of South Jamesport Avenue.

Riverhead library invites community to its 2nd annual Latin American Family Fiesta

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Today the Riverhead Free Library will celebrate the Second Annual Latin American Family Fiesta, a community celebration for parents and children with music, dancing, games and snacks.

Riverhead cop on patrol foils thieves at Route 58 auto dealership

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The men who were in the process of removing wheels and tires from new cars parked on the lot at Apple Honda early this morning are still at large.

Riverhead eyes hi-tech parking ticket system to beef up enforcement

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Parking code enforcement in Riverhead may soon be aided by mobile technology that will expedite ticketing and increase the rate of payments by violators, according to a Maryland firm that pitched the new system to town board members this morning.

Chrysler-Jeep is back in Riverhead: Dodge dealership awarded franchise after eight-year absence in local market

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The new Riverhead Dodge-Ram-Chrylser-Jeep will relocate to much larger, state-of-the-art showroom and service facilities on Route 58 currently being designed by the Strollo family, whose patriarch, Tony Strollo, founded Riverhead Dodge in 1976.

Cuomo to feds: N.Y. will sue over ‘inequitable’ commercial fluke quota

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New York's commercial fluke fishing quota is based on incomplete 30-year-old data and discriminates against New York commercial fishermen, according to the governor.

Powered by incumbents, Republicans out-raise Democrats more than three to one in campaign cash in current election cycle

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The two incumbents in the local elections this year, Supervisor Sean Walter and Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, both Republicans, together have raised more money — almost twice as much, in fact — than the four non-incumbent candidates combined.

Road work alert: Town paving portions of Horton and Sound avenues today

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Horton Avenue between Sound and Reeves avenues will be closed for paving until about noon and Sound Avenue between Northville Turnpike and West Lane will be closed to traffic in both directions from noon until about 2 p.m., Highway Superintendent George Woodson said.

PBMC conducts simulation of stent procedure in new cardiac catheterization lab set to open Oct. 16

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Peconic Bay Medical Center will open its interim cardiac catheterization lab in one week, bringing life-saving cardiac techniques to Riverhead and the North Fork for the first time.

Threatening weather deters visitors, but locals enjoy Riverhead Country Fair

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While skies were overcast, the temperature was pleasant, winds were calm and rain stayed away — providing, ironically, perfect weather for strolling along the huge fairgrounds stretching across the downtown riverfront.