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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.
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Cruise night: Thanks for the memories

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It was a 1972 Plymouth Duster with a Slant-6 engine that my father and Uncle Charlie made fun of when they looked under the...

Reward posted in Riverhead burglary

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Riverhead Town Police and Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are asking the public's help finding the person or persons responsible for a burglary at Basso...

Town set to dredge Wading River Creek on emergency basis

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Though the final details were still being worked out this afternoon, Riverhead expects to be able to dredge Wading River Creek beginning next week....

Flood victims file notices of claim against town and county

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Eight Horton Avenue-area residents have filed notices of claim against Riverhead Town and Suffolk County, alleging that the town and county's negligence in failing...

A North Fork state of mind

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I've been on the fence about whether to be a regular blogger on RiverheadLOCAL.com.  I love writing, and I always especially loved writing columns, but I'm very strapped for time these days.

It's ironic that the man who got me into writing opinion columns for Times/Review Newspapers — a decade-long pursuit — has now inspired me to write a column  for RiverheadLOCAL: Troy Gustavson, the co-owner Times/Review Newspapers.

Troy wanted my voice in the The News-Review because he recognized the value of my local perspective. At the time, his Riverhead paper was being edited and written by people who didn't live in Riverhead. The same is true today. And, from time to time, it shows. Community journalism is a tough job. As Troy knows, there is no substitute for living in a community when you aim to be the authoritative news  source in a community.

Troy Gustavson published a column in Riverhead's "hometown paper" last week that demonstrated just how out of touch the owner of The News-Review is with the Riverhead community. It's sort of understandable. He lives in Orient. 

55th Annual Jamesport F.D. Bazaar

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JULY 6 - 10, 2010 2009 PRICES HELD OVER LAS VEGAS TABLES (AGES 18 AND ABOVE) MIDWAY BY ALL-COUNTY...
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Bus driver charged with attempted rape of passenger

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A Suffolk County bus driver was arrested Saturday after he attempted to rape a female passenger near the County Center in Riverside, according to...

Q&A with RHS 2010 Salutatorian

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To what do you attribute your high school success? Markewitz: My family, definitely. My parents always had really high expectations of me. All my...
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Ellie Markewitz, Salutatorian, RHS Class of 2010

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Ellie Markewitz, Salutatorian of the Class of 2010, will atend the University of Maryland and plans to major in mathematics and education.Ellie is...
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Katie Skinner, RHS Valedictorian, 2010

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Katherine Skinner, of Wading River, is valedictorian for the class of 2010. Katie will attend Princeton University and plans to major in mathematics--with an...
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