Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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Seth Wenig / AP

A federal appeals court has partially overturned the corruption conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. 

Jay Shah / WSHU

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.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources / AP

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.

Darren McGee / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo released a $178.6 billion budget proposal Tuesday. In it he detailed plans of how to deal with a $6 billion budget deficit largely caused by increased costs for Medicaid, as well as plans to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis in New York.

LIRR, Metro-North Improve On-Time Performance

Jan 21, 2020
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The Long Island Rail Road reports 2019 had the best on-time performance in the past three years. Trains ran on schedule nearly 93% of the time. That’s a 2% increase over 2018, when the LIRR set a 20-year performance low.