Long Island News

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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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Candidate for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon delivered a blistering speech against Governor Andrew Cuomo, whom she hopes to challenge in a Democratic primary. She was immediately criticized by a Cuomo ally, who questioned Nixon’s qualifications in a controversial remark.  

Long Island Foresters Outwit Ravenous Pine Beetles

Mar 20, 2018
Frank Eltman / AP

Since 2014, New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has been at war with the southern pine beetle. The bugs come from states like Alabama and Georgia, and they live off of pitch pines, the signature species of Long Island’s Pine Barrens.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he supports a State Assembly proposal that would extend the waiting period to purchase guns for up to 10 days.

Jason DeCrow / AP Images for Human Rights Campaign

Actor and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon announced her campaign for governor of New York in Monday. She wants to run in a Democratic primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.  

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The electric car company Tesla plans to open a new service center on a vacant commercial plot in Smithtown.

It’s part of the effort by the company to expand its footprint on Long Island. There is currently a service center in Syosset, a sales center in Manhasset, and two galleries in Huntington Station and East Hampton.

Tesla uses direct sales instead of independent car dealers. Under New York State law, it can own and operate no more than five stores in the state.