Opponents to fight Foley nursing home sale

The Suffolk County executive is applauding lawmakers for approving the controversial sale of the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank, but opponents of

The John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in

The John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

YAPHANK - The Suffolk County executive is applauding lawmakers for approving the controversial sale of the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility in Yaphank, but opponents of the $23 million deal say their fight is far from over.

Those who oppose the sale say there are further approvals needed to make it official, and they say they don't plan on backing down.The president of the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees says the union plans to sue the county, claiming Suffolk needed 12 legislators to approve the sale when they only had 10.

Legislator Kate Browning (D-Shirley) voted against the sale. She says the state Department of Health still needs to approve a license transfer and that the town will have to rezone the property from residential to industrial.

Meanwhile, nursing home residents and employees say they fear time is running out to save the facility.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A pedestrian was struck by a car and 1 Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Ronkonkoma
Police say Antonio Smith shot another man several 2 Freeport man facing charges in January shooting
Anyone with information is urged to call Nassau 3 Police: Men break into home, rob woman in Roslyn Heights
Police say 14-year-old Nicolo Signore was hit while 4 Teen fatally struck by car in Miller Place
A Queens man died Friday after a car 5 Driver strikes, kills pedestrian in Carle Place

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE