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Shovels in the ground for advanced cardiac care at PBMC/Northwell

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Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health broke ground Wednesday on its $60 million, three-story critical care tower that will include a comprehensive cardiac care center offering lifesaving interventional cardiac procedures not currently available anywhere on the East End.

Laurie Nigro: Can’t retailers let us have a little bit of summer before back-to-school ads begin?

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Back-to-school circulars arrive before the Fourth of July and by August, stores have Halloween costumes and even Christmas decorations on display.

In the Kitchen: Classic shrimp salad — cold, light and tasty — is perfect summer fare

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There is nothing more satisfying than serving up refreshing summer classic dishes on hot summer days. Well, maybe there is one thing ... eating them.

Celia Iannelli: Way-way-way too much information— parsing the popularity of ‘Trash TV’

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Trash TV features bleeped profanity, tales of lurid trysts and regular on-camera fistfights. Why do people go on these talk shows — and why do we watch them?

Laurie Nigro: Backyard blackberry brambles and mugwort: fun in the garden (not)

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Wrestling with thorny berry brambles and mugwort in the garden is not Laurie's idea of fun.

In the Kitchen: Sweet and tangy cocktail meatballs are a perfect addition to your holiday barbecue

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Sweet and tangy meatballs are a surprise addition to the BBQ menu, but they'll have your guests asking for more.

Riverhead Rotary Club makes $20,000 donation to Peconic Bay Medical Center

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Rotary's gift to the hospital contributes to PBMC's latest expansion effort: the construction of a $60 million critical care facility that will house a new heart care center.

Laurie Nigro: In June, there’s no rest for the weary

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The end-of-the-school-year overscheduled-to-the-max month is exhausting.

In the Kitchen: Summer sweet corn and avocado salad

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Corn can still be a fun food even if it's cut from cob.

Laurie Nigro: A lot of Fun Dad tempered by just enough Hardcore Dad makes the best dad of all

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Good dads figure out what their kids need them to be, and they become that guy, even if it means missing playoff football to take their princess to the ballet.