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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.

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...

Taxpayers to town board on preliminary budget: No comment

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Public hearings on the town board's 2018 preliminary budget, which would nudge the tax rate hike upward from a 1.64 percent increase in the supervisor's tentative budget to a 1.77 percent increase, drew only one member of the public.

Southold Democrats: It ain’t over yet

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With just 123 votes separating Democratic council candidate Mary Eisenstein and Republican incumbent Bob Ghosio and a 287-vote spread in the highway superintendent contest, the more than 500 as-yet uncounted absentee ballots could change the results of Tuesday's machine voting. The Democrats are not conceding either race, said campaign manager Kathryn Casey Quigley.

Veterans Day 2017: what’s open, what’s closed — and when

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Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. But since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, schools and many government offices are closed today in observance of the holiday.

Milling and paving to begin in Greenport road improvement project

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The large road improvement project enters the home stretch with milling and paving work getting underway today and continuing for about a week.