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Stony Brook Hospital's First Newborn of 2013 a 'Miracle' Baby for Brentwood Family

For Sara Estrada and Carlos Yanes of Brentwood, their baby girl's arrival on Tuesday wasn't the hardest part of the pregnancy. It was their frequent worry over complications.

Estrada had an emergency cerclage at Stony Brook University Hospital when she was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, their now three-year-old son Jesse. With her history of miscarriage in mind, Estrada's doctor recommended another one during this pregnancy as a preventative measure. But on Tuesday, Estrada gave birth to Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes without any complications. Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes arrived at 1:40 a.m. weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces – the first baby born at Stony Brook in 2013.

Grandma Nurse on Duty When 2013 New Year’s Baby Born at St. Charles

When Lorrie Faulhaber went to her job as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Charles Hospital on New Year's Day she never expected that her first grandchild would also be the first baby born there in 2013.

According to a spokesperson from St. Charles, Port Jefferson Station residents Lauren and Travis Faulhaber spent New Year’s Eve celebrating their wedding anniversary having dinner. Mrs. Faulhaber was already six days past her due date and she was scheduled to be induced by doctors on Jan. 3 at the hospital. Unexpectedly, Mrs. Faulhaber went into labor early on Jan. 1.
Rylee Taylor Faulhaber was born at 6:10 p.m. that day. She is the couple’s first child.

Miller Place Fire Department Fights Fire at Own Firehouse

The Miller Place Fire Department is used to battling blazes in the area, but on New Year's Eve, members of the department had to tackle a fire in their own firehouse.
At 11:05 a.m. on Monday, First Assistant Chief Josh Hagermann was at the headquarters on Miller Place Road when the fire alarms starting sounding and smoke was found in the truck bay of the firehouse. Hagermann determined there was a fire in the generator room, and he and a few other members were able to get the trucks out of that side of the building while pulling an engine around to get water on the fire.

One Man's Crusade to Bring Back Taco Bell

Graphic designer and life-long East Northport resident Robert Ryan has launched a one-man campaign to bring back the Larkfield Road Taco Bell, closed for roughly seven years.

Ryan created the "Bring Back Larkfield Road Taco Bell" Facebook page on Dec. 27 with the hopes of attracting some attention to the cause. The page has 35 likes so far.


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