A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
Credit Will James
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
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.
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.
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.”