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 Governor Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont met on a fishing trip Tuesday to discuss issues that affect both states like energy and transportation.

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Defense contractor Northrop Grumman says New York State’s cleanup plan for a miles-long toxic plume in Bethpage is unnecessary. The state plan calls for large-scale treatment of the ground to remove contaminants from drinking water.


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Paid consultants found that the MTA has mismanaged overtime costs for more than a decade. That’s despite warnings from auditors and watchdog groups. 

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A Southampton Village police officer says he was denied a promotion and discriminated against because he is black. He plans to sue the village to prompt an investigation and receive unspecified damages.

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One of the largest infrastructure projects in Suffolk County history is set to break ground this week. It’s a miles-long underground pipe that will go beneath the Great South Bay and connect a wastewater facility to the Jones Beach barrier island.