Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: News 12 Reporters Retire, Casino Petition, and More

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Doug Geed and Danielle Campbell are two of four reporters leaving News 12 Long Island
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Longtime News 12 Long Island Reporters Doug Geed, Danielle Campbell, Andrew Ehinger Retiring

Three longtime News 12 Long Island reporters have announced they are retiring, including Doug Geed, who has been with the station since its inception in 1986.


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Rendering of the proposed casino at the Nassau Coliseum siteCourtesy Las Vegas Sands

Residents Petition Against Sands Casino at Nassau Coliseum

petition opposing the proposed Sands Casino at the site of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has garnered more than 1,500 signatures.

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LGBTQ+ Education Controversy Stirs at Schools Across Long Island

The national debate over students’ exposure to LGBTQ+ issues in schools has erupted on Long Island, most recently in the Connetquot, Greenlawn, and East Meadow school districts.

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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies during a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, on the platform’s consumer privacy and data security practices and impact on children, Thursday, March 23, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

TikTok Hearing: Parents of Long Island Teen Who Died by Suicide Visit D.C.

The parents of a 16-year-old who died by suicide a year ago traveled to Washington, D.C. for a TikTok hearing, a day after they filed a lawsuit against the social media platform and its parent company for the wrongful death of their son.

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Beyond van Gogh, a Mesmerizing Exhibit Reimagining Famous Painter’s Work, Opens on Long Island

The world of Vincent van Gogh comes to life in Beyond van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, which opened at the Samanea Mall in Westbury on March 17.