After Linn Turecamo attended the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force’s first community forum in April, she knew she needed to get involved.
The forum that filled the Hampton Bays High School auditorium struck a nerve with the Southampton resident: The stories of addiction shared that night reminded her of so many people that she knew, personally, who were struggling with addiction. READ
Matthew Omlor, outpatient clinical supervisor at the Long Island Center for Recovery in Hampton Bays, said he sees patients — or prospective patients — battling the stigma surrounding opioid addiction every day. READ
Good cake, good wine and good health care were three things the late Robert Entenmann cared deeply about, according to Robert Rosenthal, a Northwell Health Trustee and a close friend of Mr. Entenmann. READ
New indoor accommodations at Wildwood State Park are now open to the public.
State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey held a press conference Monday afternoon announcing the opening of 10 new cottages that are now available to rent on the Wading River grounds. Until now, Wildwood only offered sites for tents and trailers. READ
At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.
These are their stories. READ
“What type of trouble did I get into? What type of trouble didn’t I get into,” said Shana Pippin of Riverhead. “I did petty larceny, stealing from stores and gas stations, pretty much stealing from anywhere I possibly could. And it was definitely to either sell stuff to get money for drugs or to trade things for drugs.”
But now Ms. Pippin says she hasn’t used drugs since Oct. 2016, and on Tuesday, she was one of seven people to graduate from the East End Regional Intervention Court, better known as “drug court.” READ
The Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force will host a candlelight vigil Saturday night to remember those lost to the ongoing addiction crisis. READ
The owners of a former sand mine in Calverton must pay $5,000 in fines and $15,000 to the Long Island Groundwater Study under the terms of a consent order issued recently by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. READ