PETER BOODY PHOTO Panelists (from left) Adm. Sandy Winnefeld, Dr. Joseph Garbely and Patrick Radden at the Hamptons Institute forum on opioid addiction Aug. 20. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas was the moderator.
One company, the Sackler family’s Purdue Pharma, has played a critical role in instigating an epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States that killed 72,000 Americans last year — more people than perished at the peak of the HIV epidemic or died in car wrecks or shootings last year. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, center, was honored by the Kiwanis Club of Southampton as the Shelter Island Police Department’s Officer of the Year on January 22 at the Atlantis Hotel in Riverhead. Joining Det. Sgt. Thilberg was Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read and Police Clerk Linda Klenawicus.
Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, who led a five month investigation with multiple law enforcement agencies into the distribution of narcotics on the East End, which led to three arrests, has been named Shelter Island Police Department’s Officer of the Year. (more…)