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11/03/16 6:02am
Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Emily Whitney, 92, sits with her blue stuffed teddy bear, the first stuffed animal she made. (Credit: Paul Squire)

In the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency set up a recovery center at Riverhead Free Library to assist victims.

During the commotion, library employees later recalled, a part-time librarian named Emily Whitney, then in her late 80s, presented FEMA workers with homemade stuffed bears.  READ