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02/17/17 10:00am
02/17/2017 10:00 AM

PBMC exterior north elevation

Peconic Bay Medical Center is anticipating a spring groundbreaking on its three-story, $60 million expansion, according to PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell.

The Riverhead hospital’s emergency room annex, which has been under construction farther west on Route 58 in the parking lot near Bob’s Discount Furniture, is also expected to open by spring, he said.

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02/04/17 6:00am
02/04/2017 6:00 AM

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Volunteers from Peconic Bay Medical Center struggled to say where they were bound as they reached passport control at the airport in San Salvador. “It starts with a … J? Ju … Ju … Jucuapa?”

The group was headed to the small town in southwest El Salvador for a one-week medical mission trip. Over the course of six days, Jan. 15 through 20, the nine-person team — led by general surgeon Dr. Agostino Cervone — operated on 67 patients. READ

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01/29/17 6:00am
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Leonard Dank never intended for Foxrun Farm to become home to a therapeutic horse riding program. But when riding instructor Maryanne D’Auria began boarding horses at the Cutchogue property, and he learned that one of her former students had benefited from a similar program and gone on to become a successful competitive rider, he was instantly hooked on the idea. READ

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01/19/17 5:55am
01/19/2017 5:55 AM

Fentanyl in Suffolk County

To get a sense of just how potent the synthetic opioid fentanyl is, DEA special agent Erin Mulvey explained that one dose is the size of a grain of salt. Now picture two grains of salt, she continued: “You can overdose on that.”

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12/16/16 6:00am
12/16/2016 6:00 AM

Don Rieb of ADD in Riverhead

Don Rieb founded Aid to the Developmentally Disabled in 1983 with little more than a broken typewriter, a busted filing cabinet and a legal pad in a one-room office above a bank.

The Riverhead nonprofit has grown to include 32 group homes that serve more than 160 individuals across eastern Long Island who are developmentally disabled or have a mental illness. A new residential program is also set to open in February.

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