Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

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This year’s flu season is set to be as deadly as the 2009 pandemic that killed thousands of people in the U.S.

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Connecticut companies are looking for new workers, but not finding them. That’s the result of a survey by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). According to CBIA economist Peter Gioa, part of the problem is a mismatch between what employers need and what Connecticut workers have to offer.

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New York has purchased an additional 92 mortgages on Long Island in danger of going into foreclosure in order to keep properties from becoming “zombie homes.”

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President Donald Trump met with law enforcement and lawmakers from Long Island on Tuesday to hear ideas on how to combat the criminal gang MS-13. According to police, 17 people on Long Island have been killed by MS-13 in the last 18 months.

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Starbucks is the latest in a string of companies raising compensation for employees while crediting Congress’s recent tax bill. Target, Fiat-Chrysler, and Walmart have made similar announcements.