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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Julie Jacobson / AP

The eyes of the golf world are on Long Island this week as the U.S. Open gets underway at the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton.

Security will be tight as up to 30,000 people per day descend on Southampton, but local officials say they are ready.

Hundreds of police officers from across the Island have been drafted to protect the event. Fans will be screened for weapons and explosives. Large bags are prohibited, and many items such as selfie sticks and tablets are banned.

In addition, there is a ban on private drones for the duration of the tournament.

Nick Ut / AP

A billionaire philanthropist has donated $100 million to expand an anti-bullying program for grade school students. It is already being taught in 22 of Long Island’s 127 school districts.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

The Suffolk County Legislature has authorized the county to enter into a memorandum of understanding to study plans to build a 17,000-seat sports arena in Ronkonkoma.

The vote was 14-3 with one abstention.

Chicago-based real estate developer Jones Lang LaSalle wants to build the arena on the land between MacArthur Airport and the Ronkonkoma train station.

The $1.1 billion plan also includes a hotel, medical facilities and retail space. The memorandum of understanding gives Jones Lang LaSalle eight months to fully develop the plan.

Balcer / Wikimedia Commons

The search for two of the victims of Saturday’s plane crash off Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett was suspended yesterday due to bad weather and rough seas.

Charles Lane / WSHU

A mistrial has been declared in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife Linda.

The jury foreman sent a note to Judge Joan Azrack, saying he could no longer carry out his duties as a juror, and asked to be excused.

Soon after, Azrack declared a mistrial.

A relieved Ed Mangano says he’s not thinking about a possible retrial...yet.

“Words can’t describe the emotional hurt and pain and suffering that a trial puts on one and one’s family and one’s loved ones,” Ed Mangano said.

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