J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director. Formerly WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Express News Group newspapers. He's an adjunct at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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Suffolk County will have a budget surplus of over $500 million over the next two years, a stark difference from the economic disaster the county predicted last year during the worst of the pandemic.

Town of Southampton

A sacred tribal land in the Hamptons will be preserved under a new deal between the town of Southampton and the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

environmental activism climate
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A student group that lobbies for climate action is disappointed in New York lawmakers for failing to pass certain environmental bills during the past legislative session. Students for Climate Action was started in Sayville, Long Island, in 2017. The group has since launched student chapters across the rest of New York, Massachusetts and Texas.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure that could fund potential impeachment proceedings against him in the state Legislature.

Rick Bowmer / AP

Legislation proposed in the U.S. Senate would increase penalties for companies that use illegal robocalls.