Charles Lane

Scott Davidson

Suffolk county’s emergency call center was already stretched thin when a post-holiday outbreak of COVID-19 swept through the unit infecting nearly a third of its workers.

C19: Curbing Cuomo's Powers

Feb 18, 2021
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Advocates push their plans for police reform on Long Island, New Haven voted — yes, there is systematic racism, and more on the ever-growing scandal around nursing homes.

Nassau County Police officers walk alongside protesters participating in a Black Lives Matter march through a residential neighborhood calling for racial justice, Monday, July 13, 2020, in Valley Stream, N.Y.
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Police reform advocates on Long Island published their own plan for overhauling the police. They are scheduled to present their proposals to both counties as officials work to comply with a state requirement to reimagine policing. The so-called “people’s plan” envisions large structural changes that may run into resistance from lawmakers.

C19: Marijuana Delivery?

Feb 17, 2021
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Nassau County submits its final draft plan on police reform, bipartisan support of a veterans program in New York, and Cuomo hits back on nursing home policies.

Nassau County Police
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Nassau County made changes to its state-mandated reform plan and submitted it to lawmakers for approval. The changes incorporate some 90 comments from public input session, but ignore the larger issues that reformers have spent the last four months fighting for.