Long Island News

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

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A plan for Metro-North’s New Haven line would cut 25 minutes off the trip to Grand Central Station. An effort to end child poverty in Connecticut, a long awaited criminal justice reform measure passed in New York, and pot is nearly legal in Connecticut, so now what? 

This photo shows utility company National Grid signage at a Brooklyn location, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in New York.
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Federal prosecutors have charged four Long Island men in connection to a kickback scheme steering National Grid contracts to maintenance contractors on Long Island.

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A bill authorizing the creation of public water services in Nassau County now awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature after it was approved by state lawmakers this month.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill that creates a Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct. The Commission will investigate complaints and make recommendations to state judicial committees.