Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

New York Congressman Lee Zeldin held a forum on immigration Monday. It was supposed to include law enforcement officials; however, two of those officials canceled at the last minute.

Richard Drew / AP

Governor Andrew Cuomo handily won in a Democratic primary against actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.

Courtesy of ChooseLI

Suffolk County has created a new website for all the local producers of fruit, wine, fish, and beer. ChooseLI lists in-season produce and fish and also a map of nearby farm stands and breweries. Rob Carpenter, director of the Long Island Farm Bureau, says the site was built using donated staff time from Suffolk County.

“There’s nothing like a fresh picked strawberry or a local ear of corn picked that morning.”

M. Spencer Green / AP

Connecticut and New York have received a federal election assistance grant and will spend most of it on cybersecurity. Congress authorized giving states $380 million after reports that Russian hackers scanned state voting systems.

Courtesy of Nassau County

Development plans are set for the so-called Nassau Hub. The area around the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale is mostly parking lot right now, but developers are spending $1.5 billion to build housing, office, and retail space.