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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.

ZBA members seek revision of B&B code

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The standards for the B&B special exception use need to be updated, ZBA chairwoman Leslie Weisman told board members during yesterday's work session.

A special holiday gift: Local business, nonprofit group give the gift of hearing

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Eight people have one more thing to be grateful for this Thanksgiving: the gift of hearing.

Absentee ballots in Southold Town elections won’t be counted until the week after Thanksgiving

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There are 614 paper ballots from Southold voters waiting to be counted at the board of elections’ Yaphank headquarters. Two Democrats hope to pick up enough additional votes when those ballots are counted to win their respective races.

County awards $60,000 downtown revitalization grant for Mattituck parking lot improvements

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Funding for improvements to the Pike Street municipal parking lot, including the addition of 14 new spaces, has been approved by Suffolk County as part of its downtown revitalization grants program.

Cops: Peeping Tom arrested in Greenport

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A Greenport man accused of looking into windows of a house on Second Street in Greenport yesterday is facing a criminal trespass charge, according to Southold Town Police.

Southold Town Board adopts 2018 operating and capital budgets

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The board brought the operating budget back down to the level proposed by the supervisor in his tentative budget, in part by shifting the cost of a road-striping machine to the capital budget. The town tax rate will rise 1.64 percent in 2018.

Southold passes coastal contractor license law

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Beginning Jan. 1, contractors who build structures for which a trustees permit is required, such as docks, will be required to have a coastal contractors license from Southold Town.

Public water in Southold Town: Suffolk County Water Authority officials discuss demand, capacity and conservation

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Suffolk County Water Authority is planning to expand its capacity to supply customers on the North Fork as it simultaneously pushes conservation measures to keep peak demand in check.

New LIRR timetable effective Nov. 13 makes changes on Greenport branch

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New Long Island Railroad timetables that go into effect Monday, Nov. 13 will include a new westbound train departing Greenport at 9:43 a.m. and arriving in New York City at 12:33 p.m.

Love at first sight: confessions of a brand-new ‘glam-mom’

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I’ve been recently inducted into the “Gram-Mom” club. I have entered this hallowed group at an advanced age — well not that advanced, but...