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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David J. Phillip / AP

New York Senator Chuck Schumer was on Long Island Monday advocating for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which he calls a much needed safety net.

Courtesy of New York State Republican State Committee / Courtesy of New York State Democratic Committee

Both major political parties hold their conventions later this week. The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24. The Republicans are in New York City and the Democrats are on Long Island. 

Hans Pennink / AP

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says he still needs to consult with the other legislative leaders before he can set a date to vote on a replacement for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to serve out the remainder of the term, which ends December 31.

Eric Schmid / WSHU

Vivett Dukes always knew the importance of education, even from a young age. “My mother said you have two strikes against you: you’re black, and you’re a girl. [But] education is the one thing no one can dispute.”

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