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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Mike Groll / AP

There’s growing pressure on a group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate to reunite with the mainstream Democrats and form a majority to rule the Senate.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

A group of House members say they have the key to break the gridlock over the Affordable Care Act. They call themselves the “Problem Solvers” caucus.

Kathy Kmonicek / AP

Findings by the research group Long Island Index say the plan to transform the area near Nassau Coliseum into a strong economic hub are outdated and lack adequate housing.

Besides the renovated Coliseum and entertainment center, the Hub, as proposed, would create office space for healthcare and technology industries.

Ann Golob, director for Long Island Index, says there isn’t enough room for multi-family housing.

Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo signed into law a measure that would create new penalties for people who make bomb threats against community centers. The action stems from bomb threats made to Jewish Community Centers in New York and around the nation last winter.

Tracy Brown / Save the Sound via AP

Connecticut has a new Soundkeeper. His name is Bill Lucey. Lucey grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. As a child, he fished the Long Island for flounder and blue snapper. He dug for clams along its shores. Now he will work to keep the waters of the Sound clean for the next generation.

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