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Deal struck to keep Sagamore open; admissions intake to be monitored

Dr. Dennis Dubey, former director of the Sagamore

(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

ALBANY -- As part of state budget negotiations, legislators said Tuesday that they struck a tentative deal to keep open the Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center in Dix Hills, though its capacity could change.

Instead of closing this year as proposed by the Cuomo administration, the center would remain open for the foreseeable future. The administration, however, will monitor Sagamore for...

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