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LongIsland.com's Columnists take pride in bringing Long Islanders the inside scoop on the hottest local stories, news updates, and unique insights. From bringing you the latest on breaking news stories, to helpful tips and tricks, and insider’s guides to the best upcoming happenings, our writers are focused on providing quality news coverage, and passionate editorials about the topics that matter most to Long Islanders.

Cait Russell

Cait is the Editor in Chief of LongIsland.com, and began working at Long Island Media in May of 2011. She manages content development of the new LongIsland.com, is passionate about providing Long Islanders with the scoop on what’s happening on LI, proving that there is truly never “nothing to do”. As a native Long Islander from the North Shore, Cait takes great pride and pleasure in creating and updating the site with the latest about everything Long Island has to offer. Contact her at Cait@longisland.com.

Christian Abbatecola

Christian Abbatecola is a staff writer for LongIsland.com and has previously written for other publications including Best Buy Mobile Magazine. A life-long techie, he regularly keeps track of advancements in new technologies and developments in the mobile world; he also takes an interest in a variety of other topics ranging from sports and local news to national and international affairs. Christian can be reached at ChrisA@LongIsland.com.

Lyn Mccabe

Lyndsay McCabe is a freelance writer and regular contributor to LongIsland.com's News Section. She is a Long Island native who graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Education and English. She is incredibly passionate about issues affecting education, the special needs population, and the environment. Lyndsay can be reached at LyndsayM@longisland.com.

Wendy Lau

Wendy Lau is a native New Yorker. She currently covers the Hot Spots & Night Life section's "Weekly Watch" and "Weekend Watch" as well as local news. You can also catch her at LongIslandYellowPages.com where she is a columnist providing weekly information on savings opportunities and places to visit for dining, family fun and entertainment. Wendy can be reached at WendyL@longisland.com

Sharon Lindell

Sharon Lindell is a writer for LongIsland.com, and you may have seen her recently at one of the many events we've attended at the LongIsland.com booth, as she often represents us on the road! She is a Long Islander born and raised and loves to visit museums all over the Island. When not writing, she is a passionate educator teaching English. Sharon can be reached at SharonL@longisland.com.

Vickie Moller

Vickie Moller is a professional freelance writer and a regular contributor to LongIsland.com. Her focus is on Long Island’s schools and creating informative directories based on themes and events around the Island. She also contributes stories from personal interviews with Long Island professionals and newsmakers. With a tremendous respect for the power of the written word, Vickie works hard to serve her readers with accurate, timely and comprehensive news and information. Vickie can be reached at VickieM@longisland.com

Eric Anderson

Eric Anderson is a freelance journalist from Babylon, NY. A native Long Islander, Eric graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego and has written for several publications throughout New York State. Eric can be reached at EricA@longisland.com


Kelly Tenny is a native Long Islander began writing for LongIsland.com in the Spring of 2014. She received her B.A. in Communication Arts & Photography from Dowling College, and is very passionate about both photography and writing. When Kelly isn't out hiking through local trails and parks she's out exploring the Eastern Forks of Long Island.

Sandra Stelmach

Sandi Stelmach is currently a 3rd year student at Stony Brook University, studying Journalism. She has lived on Long Island her whole life, and is fluent in Polish, as well as French. She has a true passion for writing, and takes pride in being thorough and informative in her articles. Sandi can be reached at SandiS@longisland.com

Chelsea Triola

Chelsea attended St. Joseph's College with a Major in English and a concentration in Journalism, and plans on returning to her studies in the near future. Writing is one of her main passions in life – she finds it therapeutic and calming to put pen to paper. Her ultimate goal is to one day become a full time writer, contributing to publications on numerous media platforms. Chelsea can be reached at Chelsea.Triola@longisland.com.

Nicole Kohn

Nicole Kohn is currently working toward a Journalism degree at Stony Brook University, where she has written over 30 articles for two of the school’s publications. She is a copy editor for The Statesman, and also contributes to the paper’s Arts & Entertainment and Opinion sections. In addition to being a full-time student, Nicole is also working on her first novel, and enjoys writing movie and book reviews. Nicole can be reached at NicoleK@longisland.com.

Are you a local journalist, and passionate about local Long Island stories? Call 631-406-4410 or Email us at careers@longisland.com - we're always looking for new talent! Have a hot news tip, or a story you'd like us to cover? Email us at news@longisland.com, and someone from our team will get back to you shortly.
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