Long Island

NY's 1st Congressional District
4:13 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Zeldin to challenge Bishop

NY's 1st CD is a tight district but not as tight as presidential results

  Long Island State Senator Lee Zeldin announced Monday he will challenge Tim Bishop for Congress next year.  The district they are fighting over is one of the most competitive districts in the country.

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Garden City shooting
3:14 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Police searching for shooter on Long Island

Nassau County Police are looking for a gunman who killed one and injured another at a business in Garden City
Credit Charles Lane

Police on Long Island are searching for a man who walked into a Garden City business this morning, and shot an employee to death. Another person was injured in the shooting.  Police say the alleged shooter was a vendor, disgruntled over a business deal.

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Labor numbers
6:47 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Labor numbers show some gains, some losses in Conn. and Long Island

The Connecticut Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate in August remained unchanged from July at 8.1 percent. The report shows a loss of 6,000 jobs, but the Labor Department says that's because of a miscalculation last month in their seasonal adjustment of the labor numbers.  Long Island’s private sector lost 600 jobs in August compared to July. But the New York Department of Labor says that’s an improvement in the long-term. Over the prior 10 Augusts, the losses averaged 3,000.

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Suffolk County Primary
4:09 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

DA Spota defeats Perini in GOP primary

In Suffolk County, District Attorney Tom Spota survived his first competitive election since he took office in 2001. Winning 56-percent of the Republican primary vote, Spota beat former prosecutor Ray Perini.  Spota's win means he will again be the only candidate on the November ballot, because of a cross endorsement deal between Suffolk's major political parties.


Water quality
6:41 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Long Island environmental groups form clean water coalition

From left to right: Researcher Christopher Gobler, Environmentalist Adrienne Esposito and Pine Barrens Society's RIchard Ampher
Credit Charles Lane

Based on what they describe as the "worst" summer ever, several Long Island environmental groups are coordinating resources to launch a multimillion dollar advocacy campaign aimed at creating a more unified water protection plan.


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