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News Nearby: Layoffs Looming, Rally to Save Psych Center

Also this week, a Smithtown native returned to work after conquering cancer for the second time.


DIX HILLS

Parents, Staff Rally to Save Children’s Psych Center

A group of parents and employees spoke up on Tuesday to protest the proposed closure of the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, a move which would shutter inpatient services at the facility and merge them with programs in Queens and the Bronx.

SMITHTOWN

Smithtown Native Gets Back to Work After Conquering Cancer – Twice

When Smithtown graduate Meredith Jorgensen was first diagnosed with cancer at age 28, in December of 2008, the initial reaction was denial, she recalls.

"It couldn't really be that," she said. "You hear about people having cancer scares. I figured it would be, like, 'Oh, OK. We'll figure it out.' But then it kept getting worse and worse."

COMMACK

Motor Carrier Inspection Site Opens in Commack

A new motor carrier inspection site, dedicated to Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano, who was killed by a drunken driver in 2009, opened Tuesday on Crooked Hill Road in Commack.

HAUPPAUGE

Telecom Company Announces Bankruptcy; 130 Layoffs Looming

Personal Communications Devices of Hauppauge announced last week that as part of a bankruptcy settlement, it will be sold to an Orlando-based company, and over 130 employees will reportedly be laid off as a result.

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