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Tour the William Floyd Mansion with PCLI on July 16

PCLI is organizing a tour of the William Floyd Mansion at the National Park Service’s William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach on Sunday, July 16. The free tour of the home of the signer of the Declaration of Independence and general in the American Revolution will begin at 1 PM and last about an hour. It is […]

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Meet the 2017 Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s inductees of the Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame will be honored at the annual Press Club of Long Island Awards to be held on June 7 at Woodbury Country Club. Tickets are still available for the event! Let’s learn more about this year’s inductees … Jimmy Breslin, Class of 2017 James Breslin […]

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Press Club arranges for historical marker at William Cullen Bryant’s Cedarmere estate

A historical marker commemorating William Cullen Bryant’s influential role as a journalist was dedicated at his Cedarmere estate on Saturday. The marker was commissioned by the Press Club of Long Island, a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as part of its ongoing program to mark historic sites in journalism history. The unveiling was […]

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Long Island governments get a C in Press Club Open Records Report Card

An unprecedented audit by the Press Club of Long Island on the responsiveness of 195 municipalities and agencies to New York State Freedom of Information Law requirements revealed almost two-thirds failed to respond to requests for public records before the deadlines set by the law while almost half did not provide a list of documents they’re required to maintain.

And almost one-third of the villages did not provide a required written FOIL policy, although these policies are already in their municipal codes.

The overall average grade that Long Island local governments and agencies received for FOIL compliance is a C.

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PCLI Members on the Move: David Reich-Hale

Former PCLI board member David Reich-Hale, business editor of Newsday.com, is now a business reporter for the newspaper. Reich-Hale was previously the Regional Editor for Aol/Patch.com’s Long Island operation, as well as the editor of Long Island Business News. He will be covering a wide variety of business topics, including banking, finance, health care and the […]

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