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).
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Our year-long investigation into Daniel Preston’s past uncovered little to back up his most outlandish claims – just a long trail of disappointed former partners, fabricated success stories and broken deals that ended up in court. Column by Denise Civiletti
RiverheadLOCAL has joined a national investigative news project launched by the nonprofit Pulitzer Prize winning news organization ProPublica to help build a database of hate crimes and bias incidents.
Our town is run almost completely by white people. Our Facebook posts are filled with hateful comments about our black and Latino neighbors. Racism is alive and well in Riverhead, and to refuse to talk about it is a disservice not only to those who must live with it every day but to our whole community.
Richard and Mildred Loving were convicted of felonies for violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act. In 1967 the U.S. Supreme Court in a unanimous decision invalidated laws banning interracial marriage.
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?
Right now, according to the rules adopted by town board resolution and currently in effect, a prospective buyer like Luminati is required to submit its proposal to an entity that was dissolved by the town 11 years ago.
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!