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News Nearby: First Local Babies of the New Year

The top headlines from nearby towns.

Port Jefferson

Grandma Nurse on Duty When 2013 New Year’s Baby Born at St. Charles

When Lorrie Faulhaber went to her job as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Charles Hospital on New Year's Day she never expected that her first grandchild would also be the first baby born there in 2013.

According to a spokesperson from St. Charles, Port Jefferson Station residents Lauren and Travis Faulhaber spent New Year’s Eve celebrating their wedding anniversary having dinner. Mrs. Faulhaber was already six days past her due date and she was scheduled to be induced by doctors on Jan. 3 at the hospital. Unexpectedly, Mrs. Faulhaber went into labor early on Jan. 1. Rylee Taylor Faulhaber was born at 6:10 p.m. that day. She is the couple’s first child.

Smithtown

Photo: First Baby Born at St. Catherine of Siena in 2013 is a Boy

The first baby born in St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in 2013 was a boy. Greyson Devereaux was 9-pounds 4-ounces at birth.

Kings Park

First Look at School Budget Shows $1.4 Million Shortfall

A first look at the 2013-14 budget has the Kings Park School District anticipating a $1.4 million shortfall to operate without any changes in programming or staffing from 2012.A $3.8 million budget increase is expected according to information presented at the Dec. 18 board of education meeting.

Major areas of increase include $18 million in teacher and administrator retirement costs and just over $1 million in teacher step increases.

Three Village

Stony Brook Hospital's First Newborn of 2013 a 'Miracle' Baby for Brentwood Family

For Sara Estrada and Carlos Yanes of Brentwood, their baby girl's arrival on Tuesday wasn't the hardest part of the pregnancy. It was their frequent worry over complications. Estrada had an emergency cerclage at Stony Brook University Hospital when she was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, their now three-year-old son Jesse. With her history of miscarriage in mind, Estrada's doctor recommended another one during this pregnancy as a preventative measure. But on Tuesday, Estrada gave birth to Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes without any complications. Carla Sarai Estrada-Yanes arrived at 1:40 a.m. weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces – the first baby born at Stony Brook in 2013.

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