J.D. Allen

News Editor

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's afternoon news editor. Formally 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 Press News Group newspapers. He also hosted, produced and engineered award-winning programs at WUSB Stony Brook. An avid fencer in his free time, 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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Courtesy of Pixabay

Nassau County Police have been reimbursed for hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of vehicle crash reports resold by the online research database LexisNexis.

Yinan Chen from Pixabay

East Hampton’s old town hall building is scheduled for demolition today.

Rick Bowmer / AP

New York teachers and most school employees will be banned from carrying guns in school. The move comes in a busy week for Governor Andrew Cuomo. He’s signed six gun-control laws in the past three days. 

A consultant group recommends the Metropolitan Transportation Authority consolidate more than 40 of its various agencies into six departments in an effort to cut costs.

Courtesy of Deepwater Wind South Fork Wind Farm / Facebook

The German developer of a proposed wind farm 20 miles off of the South Fork of Long Island has withdrawn its plans that it submitted to the federal government.