Twenty-two people were arrested in a month-long police collaboration by the Riverhead, Southampton and New York State police departments that targeted street crimes and “quality of life” violations in and around Riverhead, according to a police press release. READ
Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter is voicing strong support for a $60 million expansion plan for Peconic Bay Medical Center’s trauma and intensive care unit. READ
Peconic Bay Medical Center is putting the finishing touches on a plan to build a three-story “critical care tower” on its property, doubling the size of its emergency room and adding a helipad to the roof, according to hospital president and CEO Andy Mitchell. READ
Update (Thursday 4:30 p.m.): The elderly couple injured in a serious car accident on Route 58 in Riverhead Wednesday remain at Stony Brook University Hospital, with the 82-year-old driver in “critical condition,” according to a hospital spokesperson. READ
David Wines remembers playing at his grandmother’s place on Sound Avenue in Northville — racing around the old farmhouse on a go-kart, growing squash in the garden and pretending he was pulling a tractor like the adults in his family.
Suffolk County officials and substance abuse providers have announced a new plan to tackle a growing epidemic plaguing Long Island. A 24/7 hotline for those dealing with opioid and heroin addiction will be available starting Friday.
One early morning last week, Justin San Andres heard banging outside his home on Sound Avenue just east of the state Hallock State Park Preserve in Northville.
When he stepped outside later that day, he spotted a few signs posted on wooden stakes in the ground on the Mudd Vineyard property. READ
A North Fork native — a “good kid” and an accomplished athlete, said Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti — played lacrosse at the high school level and went on to play for a college out of state.
When he left New York, though, he ran into a college culture of painkiller drug abuse that was inescapable, recalled Mr. Petretti Monday night.