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Denise Civiletti

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.

Civiletti: Rob went home for Mother’s Day


“I'm home,” he said with a grin, his eyes fixed on the panoramic portrait of the view from his family bungalow on Peconic Bay in Laurel. He gestured toward the blue horizon on the photo paper tacked to the hospital room wall opposite his bed.

Those may have been his last words. “I'm home.” Indeed he was. Home. Lying in a bed in the very hospital where he was born 57 years ago, the place to which he had been returned to die. Home. Riverhead, Long Island.


Robert D. Pike, 57

Former councilman Robert D. Pike, 57, died May 9 at Peconic Bay Medical Center after a long battle with colon cancer. Pike, a Democrat,...

Video: Calverton rail access groundbreaking ceremony

Officials gathered May 7 outside the headquarters of Metro Bio Fuels in the Calverton Enterprise Park to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Calverton Rail...

Calverton ballfields will be open by summer

The new ballfields at the town park in Calverton will be open in time for summer, according to Supervisor Sean Walter.  The Town Board this...

Hospital celebrates spring with Garden Festival


Supervisor: Let’s save Wading River golf course

Town Supervisor Sean Walter announced that the town has received a petition signed by more than 100 residents of the neighborhood surrounding Great Rock...

No contract for Owen — yet

Former Blue Waves football star Mike Owen didn't leave the Jets rookie mini-camp with a contract on Sunday, but he did leave with hope...

It’s official: Vail’s got the blues

The Council for the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall has been granted a permit to run the 12th Annual Riverhead Blues and Music Festival July 17...

Chamber of Commerce withdraws blues fest application

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce is withdrawing its application to produce the Riverhead Blues Festival this year, according to Councilman James Wooten. He said...

Homeless sex offender trailer upgraded

Over the objection of Southampton Town officials, Suffolk County is upgrading the trailer in Westhampton Beach where it has provided emergency shelter for homeless...