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Students and individuals passing through the Stony Brook train station on April 26. grger TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

LIRR changes spark mixed opinions among Stony Brook students

Clare Gehlich May 2, 2023
Stony Brook University students are feeling the effects of the recent changes to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) schedule due to the new line connecting the LIRR to Grand Central Station. 
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Local protest from Freeport to Merrick stays five hours strong

Local protest from Freeport to Merrick stays five hours strong

Maya Brown June 10, 2020
“We’re not saying all lives matter, we’re saying black lives matter right now because we see the injustices that go against our brothers,” Victor Ngo, a Freeport resident said.
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SBU moves Homecoming tailgate to Gym Road parking lot

SBU moves Homecoming tailgate to Gym Road parking lot

Ethan Tam September 23, 2019
Stony Brook University designated the Gym Road parking lot as the tailgating space for Sunday, Oct. 5’s homecoming football game, according to an email sent to The Statesman on Sept. 22.
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Students leave the Port Jefferson-Stony Brook University shuttle bus on Thursday, March, 7. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University and Port Jefferson partner on new shuttle bus

Brianne Ledda March 9, 2019
Stony Brook University’s shuttle to Port Jefferson made its inaugural trip on Thursday March 7, marking the beginning of a new pilot program.
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Plans for a on campus village. COURTESY OF GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY AND STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Public-private partnership will add 500 units of on-campus housing

Rebecca Liebson December 3, 2018
Stony Brook University has partnered with Gilbane Building Company to develop a 500 unit on-campus housing complex located between the LIRR station and Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.
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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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A bike rack outside of the the Simons Center. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Why we need to bike more around campus

Gabby Pardo April 18, 2018
Ride a bike — it's a little step that counts toward the big picture.
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Delays are expected on the Long Island Rail Road.LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

LIRR suspended between Smithtown and Port Jefferson

Joseph Konig April 18, 2018
Train service is suspended in both directions between Smithtown and Port Jefferson “due to a track condition near Stony Brook,” the Long Island Rail Road announced on Twitter.
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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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Former Long Island Railroad mechanic Gary Kauffman now dedicates his time to rescuing stray animals on Long Island.SPOT US/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Middle Island man rescues Long Island’s stray animals

Autumn McLeod December 4, 2016
Kaufman’s non-profit charity, Nobody Starves on Long Island, was founded in 2012 and became 501c3 certified two months ago.
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Cars parked in South P, the commuter student parking lot. PAULA PECEGO/STATESMAN FILE

Commuter students voice criticisms of South P Lot

Anisah Abdullah March 31, 2016
Thousands of students who drive to school must park at South P, unless they own a stadium permit or find parking at one of 130 spaces in North P Lot.
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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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