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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Hans Pennink / AP

The New York State legislative session is drawing to a close, and Democrats and Republicans are digging in on the remaining issues of 2017, including a measure to extend the New York City mayor’s control of the public schools, which has now been linked to a number of diverse issues affecting people in the rest of the state.

LIRR Releases Plans For Penn Station Track Work

Jun 12, 2017
Richard Drew / AP

The Long Island Rail Road today made public a plan to deal with this summer’s track renewal work at Penn Station.

Courtesy of Cornell Cooperative Extension

A Suffolk County pilot program to grow kelp had its first successful harvest this week.

Susan Walsh / AP

The New York State budget has been in place for just under two months, and already there are signs that tax revenues may be significantly lower than expected. Anticipated federal tax reductions later this year may be one of the reasons.