Long Island News

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

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Michael Conroy / AP

The number of Long Island homeowners that are “underwater,” that owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth, has reached an eight-year low.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University will reach out to its neighbors tomorrow afternoon when it hosts its first “Comm-University” Day.

Joan Dickinson, Director of Community Affairs, says residents don’t realize that Stony Brook has an “open” campus, and that they are more than welcome not only to cultural and sports events, but also to use the resources of the various schools.

“Being a good neighbor is very important to Stony Brook University. An event like this gives us a chance to interact with our neighbors.”

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that 41 state attorneys general have launched an investigation into manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid drugs.

Schneiderman says the investigation will examine whether manufacturers misled doctors and patients about the addictive power of the drugs.

“We’re also seeking information on whether distributors neglected their legal obligation to flag suspicious orders to the DEA and if their employees were provided incentives in the form of bonuses for selling more dangerous addictive drugs.”

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s legislation to reform the way sexual assaults are reported at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has passed the Senate.

Mike Stewart / AP

In light of the recent massive data breach at the credit reporting company Equifax, Governor Cuomo’s administration is taking steps to make sure that in the future, the credit agencies have better cybersecurity in place.