The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps (SBVAC), the university’s collegiate emergency medical services (EMS) agency founded in 1970, is made up of 39 trained student volunteers. The organization, which usually responds to 900-1000 calls a year, including helping overwhelmed local EMS, became essential workers in a global health crisis.
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
When Bobbi Anne DePierro got a 3:30 a.m. call from a state trooper that her 21-year-old daughter was driving under the influence and had lost control of her car getting off the Sunken Meadow Parkway, everything stopped. Her daughter’s car went into a tree and she was in a coma. She lost her bodily functions and was in the hospital and rehab for months before she completely recovered.
As residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Stony Brook University and the Town of Brookhaven work to rid the area of illegal housing rentals and attract single families to the homes for sale, students may have to look for other housing options.