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07/22/19 12:00pm

COURTESY RENDERING| Expanded Peconic Bay Medical Center

Anyone who has been a primary caregiver for an ill parent, child or other relative or friend knows despite the love, the day-to-day responsibilities can be overwhelming.

Peconic Bay Medical Center recognized this last year, and thanks to the generosity of a former caregiver, launched a Caregivers Center at the hospital. (more…)

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05/29/19 8:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Mario Andretti won the Indianapolis 500.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace A Chance.”

Stevie Wonder released “My Cherie Amore.”

American Composer Jimmy McHugh, who wrote “Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” died at age 74 in Beverly Hills, California.

Actress Anne Heche, once linked romantically with Ellen Degeneres, was born in Aurora, Ohio.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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05/07/19 12:00pm

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Eastern Long Island Hospital President and CEO Paul Connor Jr. answered questions from Peconic Landing residents about changes coming to the hospital as a result of the affiliation with Stony Brook Hospital.

July 1 is the official day when Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) expects its affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital to become official. ELIH President and CEO Paul Connor III told Peconic Landing residents last week it’s a marriage after a long courtship that links the two hospitals as the best way to serve the East End. (more…)

03/10/19 11:00am

COURTESY PHOTO

When I started as a reporter in this area in 1962, my newspaper, the Babylon Town Leader, covered a story about a woman refused admittance to Lakeside Hospital in Copiague because she didn’t have medical insurance. She returned to her car — and died in it. (more…)

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07/20/18 10:00am

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Bette Ann Davis DiOrio
Bette Ann Davis DiOrio, 88, of Shelter Island, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, passed away at San Simeon by the Sound, on February 26, 2018. (more…)