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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.

Riverside traffic circle reconstruction project begins

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County and town officials were joined by civic leaders and community members for a ceremonial groundbreaking at the traffic circle Tuesday morning.

Dunleavy, term-limited as councilman, considers running for supervisor

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The three-term councilman has been term-limited under a new law passed by the town board in 2016. He can't seek re-election as councilman, but he can run for town supervisor.

Riverhead school board set to hire new superintendent at tonight’s meeting

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Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez, currently an assistant superintendent in the Brentwood school district, has been selected to succeed Superintendent Nancy Carney, who is retiring in August.

Traffic alert: Elton Street between Northville Turnpike and E. Main Street closed for road work today

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Riverhead highway crews will be paving Elton Street today, Highway Superintendent George Woodson said this morning. Work is set to get underway at 7 a.m.

Denise Civiletti: Remembering PFC Garfield M. Langhorn

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PFC Garfield M. Langhorn was a true American hero, whose valor was recognized posthumously in 1970 President Richard Nixon with a Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. Why has Langhorn been recognized so little over the years by his hometown of Riverhead?

Rain dampens attendance, but not the spirit, of Memorial Day ceremonies

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Riverhead's Memorial Day parade and ceremonies went forward despite the rain this morning, though the parade was small and attendance sparse.

Memorial Day: remembering our fallen heroes

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Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

Photos: Colorful chalk masterpieces emerge from the pavement in Riverhead

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The 21st annual Community Mosaic Street Painting Festival drew a great crowd to downtown Riverhead today, where chalk artists created colorful and often masterful works of art on the pavement canvas of East Main Street.

A 23-year tradition: Scouts decorate graves at Calverton National Cemetery

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Scouts placed American flags on the nearly quarter-million graves at Calverton National Cemetery this morning.

Hungry? It’s time for Brekky: Coffee shop in Wading River is reinvented

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Brekky, opened by the owner of the Hudson Market coffee shop, offers healthy breakfasts including acai bowls, overnight oats and yogurt parfait