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Fentanyl is often mixed into bags of heroin, creating a lethal combination that, according to officials, users are not always aware of.
A federal task force has been created to tackle the opioid crisis in New York State, home to some of the nation’s highest overdose rates, and it will be stationed on Long Island, according to a press release issued Friday by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s office. (more…)
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Supervisor Jim Dougherty
In the wake of tests revealing Fresh Pond is unsafe for swimming, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said it’s time to seek expert opinions on solving the problem. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A sign posted at the town landing off Lake Drive.
Preliminary laboratory results have been received by the town from samples taken last week at Fresh Pond, and one finding, according to Town Engineer John Cronin, is “a problem.” (more…)
Southampton Hospital has been recognized by the New York Department of Health as a provisional Level III adult trauma center, authorized to provide care to the most critically injured patients. (more…)
New York Blood Center, which supplies all three East End hospitals, said stocks have become “dangerously low” following the Winter Storm Juno.
In a press release, the center issued an urgent call for donors, asking the public to “roll up their sleeves and help rebuild the community’s blood supply.” (more…)