Featured Letter: Build a veterans hospital in Calverton

04/09/2015 6:00 AM |

To the editor:

There is a critical need for a veterans hospital near Calverton and the site of the Enterprise Park at Calverton would be ideal. The Town of Riverhead should consider this option as it seeks to develop this 2,900-acre industrial site. 

Many veterans older then 65 live within 125 miles of EPCAL, in New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Bridges, ferries and interstate highways are already in place to bring veterans to Calverton within just a few hours.

We owe this to veterans and their families.

Warren McKnight, Riverhead

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