Stories and photos from across Westchester’s Long Island Sound Shore communities — from the reporters, editors and photographers of The Journal News and Lohud.com.
Leah Rae covers immigration for The Journal News. She has written about the growth of Westchester’s immigrant population since joining the paper in 1994, and has reported from Ecuador and Guatemala on the hometowns of local immigrant communities.
Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles – not to mention buses and ferries – for Westchester and Putnam. He’s been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County.
Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, a staff writer for The Journal News/LoHud.com, covers several communities in Westchester County and writes about everything from local politics to schools to development issues. She joined the paper in October 2006 and expanded her byline to include Ramaswamy — reportedly the longest byline ever. Previously, Swapna worked as a municipal reporter for the Home News Tribune in New Jersey and interned at the New York Daily News as a general assignment reporter. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from New York University, where she was associate features editor of NYU’s daily newspaper, The Washington Square News.