A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan and the Long Island News Bureau staff, a collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio
Republican representatives across the country have faced boisterous crowds at town halls. Some have elected to host a different form of outreach – a telephone town hall. Representative Lee Zeldin of Long Island’s 1st Congressional District held one Thursday night.
The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students will not affect New York State, according to the State’s education commissioner and legal experts. But they say the action nevertheless sends a “terrible message” to transgender teens.