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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. Kelly can be reached at KellyT@longisland.com.
Chris Boyle has been writing for LongIsland.com since 2015, and enjoys covering a variety of topics, ranging from investigative news, to the latest entertainment stories.
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
Brian Re is a native Long Islander who graduated with a B.F.A. in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology. In addition to writing, Brian also produces short films and movies independently. When he is not writing or filming, Brian can be found heading to a local concerts, perusing local book stores, and participating in Long Island's local running races.
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.
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.
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