Group Walks to Support Drug Recovery

Family and friends gathered Saturday at Heckscher Park to mourn the lost those lost to drug use and support those in recovery. Dr. Jeffrey L. Reynolds, president and chief executive officer of Family and Children’s Association. led the event, encouraging and commending those who in Read More …

Vigil to Commemorate Those Lost to Drug Overdose

The high cost of addiction to drugs will be acknowledged this week with a candlelight vigil Wednesday in Northport. Residents who have lost someone to a drug- or alcohol-related overdose are invited to bring a picture of that individual to place on a memorial wall Read More …

Updated: Man Arrested in Pharmacy Robbery

Suffolk County Police arrested a man Wednesday on charges of  robbing an East Northport pharmacy earlier this week. The Major Case Unit detectives arrested Eduardo Martinez for robbing the Stop & Shop, located at 454 Fort Salonga Road, on Nov. 22. Martinez, 33, of West Read More …

Update: State Marijuana Law Could Bump Into Town Restrictions

Updated: Town attorney Nick Ciappetta  is expected to review a state agreement that would legalize recreational marijuana in light of a Town Board vote in 2019 to ban its use and sale in Huntington.  In August 2019, the Town Board unanimously voted to prohibit the Read More …

Coalition Awarded Grant for Drug Addiction Services

A coalition of Long Island service agencies has been awarded $5.7 million to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery programs. The Long Island Network, made up of 12 human services and behavioral health organizations, received the funds from the federally supported NYS Opioid Response Grant Read More …

Sini Warns of Hazards in Counterfeit Drugs

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini  and Steven Chassman, executive director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence issued a warning Sunday that illicit substances are being pressed to look like prescription pills. The substances include  methamphetamine being marketed as Adderall. Read More …

Book Review: The Unflinching ‘A Saint and a Sinner’

A memoir written by former priest Stephen H. Donnelly of Huntington is an unsparing account of his time in the priesthood and the struggles he went through to keep the promises he made.
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Spencer Gives Up Leadership Role in Suffolk Legislature

William “Doc” Spencer gave up his leadership posts Thursday in the Suffolk County Legislature, two days after he was arrested on charges of trying to trade drugs for sexual favors, Newsday reported. He had served as Democratic majority leader and chairman of the legislative health Read More …

2 Face Drug, Weapon Charges After Disturbance in Commack

Two men were arrested on drug and weapons charges after a disturbance in Commack, Suffolk police reported Wednesday. Fourth Precinct police officers responded to a disturbance at 7-Eleven, 362 Veterans Memorial Highway,  Tuesday at approximately 9:45 p.m. During the disturbance, police said, Robert Sperduti displayed Read More …

Mountainside to Offer Family Support Groups

Mountainside Huntington will soon offer family support groups to those affected by a loved one’s addiction. These free monthly sessions are designed to provide family members with the recovery and support services they need to heal with  addicted individuals. Family support groups are open to parents, Read More …

Huntington Hospital Installs Lockbox for Drug Disposal

 Huntington Hospital has installed a secure box in its lobby for patients and visitors to safely dispose of unused prescription medications.     This box will be accessible to the public seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The location is secured through Read More …