Bellone: Deal to sell Foley nursing home

The John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in

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The John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank. (July 31, 2012) (Credit: Johnny Milano)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday he has reached an agreement to sell the county nursing home in Yaphank to private operators, in a $23 million deal meant to help close the county's multimillion-dollar deficit.

The deal is with Israel Sherman and his nephew, Samuel, who run 13 for-profit nursing homes in New York, including one on Long Island. It comes 15 months after the...

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