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 3Gs in a stunt plane, ran the Tough Mudder, and dove 40 meters on a single breath.  Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

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Bellone eyes plan for free filtration systems
12:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Bellone: Nitrogen is greatest crisis in generations

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivering his State of the County address
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last night. He said Suffolk is stronger, safer, and resilient. Bellone spent most of his speech pressing the need for improved water quality.  

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Mystery of the returning harp seals
5:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

More seals or not, more LIers are seeing them

Harp seal sunning on a dock in Provincetown, MA
Credit Flickr/mkalbis

Long Islanders are seeing more seals this year. It's tempting to say the reason there have been more sightings is all the cold weather we've been having, but researchers are still scratching their heads about it.  

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Not illegal, but "unfair"
5:18 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Schneiderman: brokerages halt "insider trading 2.0"

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says investment companies were taking advantage of non-public information.
Credit Charles Lane

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's reached a deal with 18 investment banks to halt what he calls Insider Trading 2.0.  This is the latest in an ongoing investigation over something that isn't exactly illegal.  

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Raises and work rules at issue
5:47 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

LIRR and unions return to arbitration

Long Island Rail Road trains sit idle during 1994 labor strike
Credit AP Photo/Luc Novovitch

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to more arbitration talks with the main labor unions for the Long Island Rail Road.  The move essentially postpones a looming strike until mid summer.  

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PSEG explains good performance stats
5:50 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Preparation & (mostly) luck reduce outage time

Angry residents pleading to the Long Island Power Authority for electricity to be restored in Mastic Beach. LIPA came under withering criticism since Sandy knocked out power to more than a million of its customers in 2012
Credit AP Photo/Frank Eltman

On Wednesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo praised Long Island's new electric company PSEG for, among other things,  greatly reducing the time customers had to wait for outages to be fixed.  WSHU's Charles Lane has this report on t how  PSEG was able to do this.   

  

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