Denise Civiletti, copublisher of RiverheadLOCAL.com with her husband Peter Blasl, is a lawyer, journalist, news junkie, digital media maven and the proud mother of two Riverhead High School graduates (2010).
From 1999-2009, she was the author of an opinion column for Times/Review Newspapers, where she also worked as a reporter, editor, executive editor and copublisher.
Civiletti has lived and worked in Riverhead for 26 years. She served one term on the Riverhead Town Board, the first woman ever elected to a full four-year term on the board in the town's history.
Civiletti is passionate about Riverhead, her adopted home town. This website — and this blog — are a result of that passion.
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Do we really want all Americans to have access to health care — effective, affordable health care? When people can’t afford to buy it on their own, should the rest of us pay? Is health care a right? Or is it privilege?
'Tis the season... for feeling completely overwhelmed. Presents yet to buy, a house to clean, gifts to wrap, a dinner to plan, shop for and cook. It can be hard to make time to enjoy what the Christmas season is really all about. Joy!
As we gather with friends and family to celebrate America’s national day of Thanksgiving today, let’s remember the people who serve and protect us each and every day, the people who make our country and our communities places we cherish.
Trump has no respect for our Constitution, for our laws, our courts, or our people. He doesn’t care a lick about you or your family. As amply demonstrated by his business record, his only concern is himself.
I haven't shared my opinions much, for a host of reasons. Yesterday, someone I’ve known a long time, someone I thought knew me well enough to not have to ask, inquired if I am supporting Trump.
I was dumbfounded for a second. But it made me realize how silent I've been.
Assemblyman Fred Thiele called an 'invitation' only, closed-door meeting of 'stakeholders' to discuss LIRR's East End service. Stakeholders, as defined by Thiele and the LIRR, don't include the public — taxpayers, riders or members of the press.