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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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Suffolk OTB Renews Interest In Medford Casino

Nov 14, 2018
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The Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting corporation wants to turn a vacant 32-acre site in Medford into a casino just two years after a similar proposal failed.  

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Connecticut and New York have spent about half of allocated federal funding to address the opioid crisis on addiction treatment.

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Amazon’s decision to open one of its regional headquarters in Queens could have a large impact on Long Island’s economy.

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One of the first items expected to be voted on when the state legislature convenes for the 2019 session is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York State law.

Islip officials will seek $60 million in federal funds to build a new concourse and upgrade existing facilities at the Long Island MacArthur Airport.