An 11th hour agreement between Eastern Long Island Hospital management and a union representing health care professionals prevented a further standoff after union members picketed outside the Greenport hospital Thursday, July 12. READ
Standing in the street outside Eastern Long Island Hospital chanting through a megaphone, Sharin Thomson repeated “What do we want?”
Each time a chorus of voices responded “Contracts!” READ
Local business owners want patrons to shop locally this Saturday to help raise money for Lyme disease.
The East End Shop & Dine to End Lyme Disease event will be held Saturday, June 30, to help raise awareness and funds to combat Lyme.
Its three organizers, Jennifer Petrocelli, Elizabeth Rasor and Kinzey Fritz, all suffer from chronic neurological Lyme disease, so the event hits close to home. READ
After Linn Turecamo attended the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force’s first community forum in April, she knew she needed to get involved.
The forum that filled the Hampton Bays High School auditorium struck a nerve with the Southampton resident: The stories of addiction shared that night reminded her of so many people that she knew, personally, who were struggling with addiction. READ
Matthew Omlor, outpatient clinical supervisor at the Long Island Center for Recovery in Hampton Bays, said he sees patients — or prospective patients — battling the stigma surrounding opioid addiction every day. READ
I’m Dr. Lawrence Schiff. I’m the chairman of emergency medicine at Eastern Long Island Hospital. I’m also the regional medical director for EMS on the North Fork of Long Island.
I’ve been here for the last 15 years as head of the department. READ
At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.
These are their stories. READ
“What type of trouble did I get into? What type of trouble didn’t I get into,” said Shana Pippin of Riverhead. “I did petty larceny, stealing from stores and gas stations, pretty much stealing from anywhere I possibly could. And it was definitely to either sell stuff to get money for drugs or to trade things for drugs.”
But now Ms. Pippin says she hasn’t used drugs since Oct. 2016, and on Tuesday, she was one of seven people to graduate from the East End Regional Intervention Court, better known as “drug court.” READ
Dozens of North Fork residents and cancer survivors came out to support the North Fork Breast Health Coalition at its fourth annual Pink Pearl Gala at the East Wind in Wading River Friday. READ
A class on how to administer Narcan, an emergency treatment used to intervene when someone overdoses on opioids, will be held at the Peconic Recreation Center on Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. READ