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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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02/12/17 5:45am
02/12/2017 5:45 AM

Jon Morgenstern

A proposed addiction research and treatment facility at the south end of the eastern runway at the Enterprise Park at Calverton won’t be subjected to an environmental impact study after all.

After hearing from a number of the plan’s proponents Tuesday, Riverhead Town Board members voted 4-1 against requiring the applicant, Peconic Care, to conduct the impact study.

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02/08/17 12:07pm
02/08/2017 12:07 PM

Suffolk farmers

More than a dozen farmers, most from the East End, spoke at a Tuesday public hearing in Hauppauge in support of a proposed Suffolk County law that would sidestep a New York State Supreme Court ruling that deems development on protected farmland illegal.

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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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01/19/17 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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