Jay Shah

Long Island Bureau Chief

Jay Shah is a radio journalist who spends his time covering all things Long Island. He has reported on agriculture and infrastructure for Nashville Public Radio and worked as a mentor for Syrian citizen journalists with Paper Airplanes.

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New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was on Long Island last week to garner support to legalize marijuana in 2020. Local lawmakers opposed the legislation last year.

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Residents in East Quogue will now be able to access the town of Southampton’s public water supply, after dozens of private wells showed signs of contamination from toxic chemicals like PFOS.   

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Suffolk County plans to put government employees through more cybersecurity training. That’s the recommendation of a new report that found vulnerabilities in the county’s technology infrastructure.

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Long Island government and law enforcement officials announced a new coalition that will recommend changes to a new, controversial bail reform law in New York.

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The number of sea turtles that became stranded on Long Island beaches doubled this winter compared to last. Experts say this is due to sudden cold snaps that quickly change water temperature and stun turtles.