Terry Sheridan

Managing Editor

Terry Sheridan is an award-winning radio journalist. As part of his duties as managing editor for WSHU, he oversees and mentors a newsroom staffed by students of Sacred Heart University and the Stony Brook School of Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor.

Sheridan was a longtime reporter for 1010 WINS Radio in New York City, covering everything from 9/11 and its aftermath to the Occupy Wall Street movement. He was more recently heard on NBC News Radio and its flagship station, WOR. His reports have aired on NPR, the BBC, ABC, and the CBC. He is also a regular contributor to The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108 in Dublin, Ireland.

Terry is president of “The Inner Circle of City Hall Reporters,” a group of New York City area journalists that roast the mayor and governor each year for New York City-based charities.

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Nassau County Police say that Massapequa has turned into an opioid “hotspot,” and they warn about a possible bad batch of heroin.

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Groundwater tests at a Noyack sand mine and mulch facility have found elevated levels of two metals at the site.

The tests by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services at the Sand Land Mine found 200 times the acceptable level of manganese in the groundwater, and 100 times the acceptable level of iron.

It also found elevated levels of sodium, thallium, nitrate, and ammonia.

The contaminants were found at a depth of 120 feet.

The report called for the mine to stop operations until mitigation plans are put in place.

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Sparklers are now illegal across Long Island this Fourth of July.

Both Nassau and Suffolk Counties passed laws this year that adds sparklers to the list of fireworks that are now illegal to use.

Using a sparkler in either county can result in a $500 fine. People selling sparklers face a $1,000 fine and 15 days in jail.

Public health officials say nearly all fireworks injuries to children under 4 are the result of burns from sparklers, the tips of which can reach 2,000 degrees.

Sparklers are also illegal in New York City and Westchester County.

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The Cuomo Administration has announced that it will not go forward with plans to build a tunnel or bridge to link Long Island and Westchester County.

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Some of New York’s union leaders had harsh words for President Trump and conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court, in the wake of the ruling that sided with an Illinois worker, Mark Janus, who did not want to pay union dues, even though he benefited from union bargained contracts.