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Michael White a Bellport resident and the founding editor and publisher of the Greater Long Island websites. Email him your story ideas or tips: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Esposito is a Long Island native who studied journalism at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. He's a huge fan of sports and storytelling. If you have story ideas please e-mail him at email@example.com.
Mary Donnelly, a lifelong resident of Long Island's South Shore, is a passionate educator, rescue mom, and a wine and cheese aficionado. She lives in Brightwaters with her chiweenie, Portia, and two ornery cats.
Karl Grossman has been a reporter since 1962. He also teaches journalism as a full professor at SUNY/Westbury. He has received a George Polk Award and is a Long Island Journalism Hall of Fame member. He is the author of six books and the host of the nationally-aired TV program “Enviro Close-Up.”
Christopher Verga, Ed.D, is a local historian and American history lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. He's also the author of Bay Shore (2017) and Civil Rights on Long Island (2016), which are both part of the Images of America series.
Kareema Charles is a broadcast journalist and a recent graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BJ is a craft beer aficionado who lives in Patchogue and does his best to drink Main Street dry. Follow him on Twitter @BeerZ0mbie.
Melissa Kuehnle is a Medford resident and lover of all things edible. She blogs about food from the Greater Patchogue area and beyond at yumness.wordpress.com.
Alyssa Vera is a journalism student at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue. She lives in Medford and is a 2011 graduate of Longwood High School.
Jennifer Mercurio is the owner of Lasting Impressions Photography, a family and children's portrait studio in Bay Shore. Jennifer has dedicated her career to her clients and their children, with an emphasis on children with special needs. She lives in West Islip with her husband and two daughters.
John Murray, III is the owner of Kilwins Babylon Village and Kilwins Patchogue Village. He and his wife, Lauren, live in Wantagh. When not serving chocolate and fudge, you can find him high-fiving Jason Aldean in the pit at Jones Beach Ampitheater.
Abby lights up our Instagram feed every day. You can see her handiwork @greaterbayshore or follow her foodie feed at @abbys.eats.and.sweets.
Krista Stucchio is a food fiend with a passion for photography. You can find her scrolling through Instagram, eating a burger with the works, or sifting through the racks of a funky thrift store. She's always looking for wow food, so shoot her an e-mail with your recommendations: email@example.com. Find her on Instagram @hashtagfoodpic.