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A Long Island Railroad train on the Ronkonkoma branch in 2008. The section of the LIRR between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma carries 48,000 riders every weekday. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 3.0

LIRR opens new double tracks ahead of schedule

Joe McQueen October 1, 2018
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of the Long Island Rail Road Double Track Project a year ahead of schedule on Sept. 21.
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An Uber self-driving car, one of which killed a woman in Arizona on Sunday, March 18. Motor-vehicle related deaths per million vehicle miles driven have plummeted, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  DLLU/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

Self-driving vehicles are a window to the future

Andrew Goldstein March 28, 2018
As with all new technologies, the regulations regarding self-driving cars aren’t where they should be yet.
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The snowstorm this past Wednesday blankets the ground and trees outside Benedict College. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Snow delay provokes angry response from commuter students

Rebecca Liebson March 25, 2018
Stony Brook students hoping for a second snow day this week were met with disappointment after the school announced a delay on Thursday.
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Dont complain. Talk.

Don’t complain. Talk.

Andrew Goldstein September 29, 2016
Compliment someone on their clothing. Ask someone for book recommendations. Offer free hugs. Invite someone to one of your club’s events.
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Three Village Civic Association calls for more sidewalks near SBU

Three Village Civic Association calls for more sidewalks near SBU

Dara Smith March 6, 2016
The safety of pedestrians around the Stony Brook train station is a rising issue for members of the Three Village Civic Association.
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Snow storm strands students

Jonathon Kline April 10, 2014
On March 31, 2014, something unsurprising happened: it snowed once more on Long Island. Monday’s crazy bout of early spring snow created horrible traffic jams all throughout Long Island: Nicolls Road, one of the major roads that most commuters use to get to class, was an absolute mess, while I’m sure the L.I.E., Route 25A and 347 could not have fared any better.
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The Magic Tool Bus: how to not be a terrible person

Hillary Steinberg September 26, 2013
A huge percentage of us take the bus. As a student who lives off campus, I frequent the express, but I have ridden a bunch of them. And while many of us take the bus, a slightly lesser percentage act like terrible people the minute they ascend those steps.
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The Rewards of Commuting

John Sagliocca September 20, 2013
Being a commuter may have its bad points, but it is very easy to have just as much fun as any other student. I am having a great time as a commuter and a student at Stony Brook. I believe the more effort you put in as a commuter, the more fun you will have at Stony Brook.
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