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Dan McCue

Dan McCue

Dan McCue is the Editor of The Well News. In nearly three decades in journalism, he has been the managing editor for a chain of 18 weekly newspapers, the Southeast regional editor for the Courthouse News Services, and was county government and environmental reporter at the Stuart News in Stuart, Fla.

Dan began his career in media as an editorial staff assistant at the New Yorker magazine. Since then, and in addition to the work mentioned above, his work has been published in a number of other publications including Renewable Energy Magazine, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Newsday, the Riverdale Press, Hartford Courant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, World Trade Magazine, The Music Paper, Spin, and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.



Over the course of Dan’s career, he’s written on everything from federal, state and local government, economic development, international trade, NASA and the aerospace industry, the environment and climate change, particularly the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades and estuary system, energy, the entertainment industry, and even thoroughbred horse racing.

He also hosted his own public affair’s cable television program, “Insight Nassau,” was a regular panelist on News 12 Long Island’s “Reporter’s Roundtable” program and made frequent guest appearances on WGBB radio on Long Island, speaking on government, politics and business.


Recent Work

May 4, 2022
by Dan McCue
Hochul Selects Rep. Antonio Delgado to be New Lieutenant Governor

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul filled the state’s vacant lieutenant governor position on Tuesday, naming Rep. Antonio... Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul filled the state’s vacant lieutenant governor position on Tuesday, naming Rep. Antonio Delgado to take over the role. The appointment means the congressman, who flipped New York's 19th Congressional District to the Democratic column in 2018 and resoundingly... Read More

May 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
Defense Health Agency Fined for Losing Radioactive Material

WASHINGTON — A federal agency that oversees medical treatment facilities within the U.S. Department of Defense is facing a potential... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal agency that oversees medical treatment facilities within the U.S. Department of Defense is facing a potential civil penalty of $3,500 for losing radioactive material used to treat prostate cancer victims. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission proposed the civil penalty for the Defense Health... Read More

May 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
Biden Nominates Two to Serve on Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated two westerners to fill vacancies at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, again signaling that nuclear power is very much on his mind as he moves the nation toward a post-fossil fuel future. The two nominees are Annie Caputo, who... Read More

May 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
Record Number Turn Out for First Day of Georgia Early Voting

ATLANTA — A record 27,298 Georgians turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for... Read More

ATLANTA — A record 27,298 Georgians turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for the 2022 primary election, almost double the number for the June 2020 primary, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on Tuesday. The turnout is also three... Read More

May 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
Dominion Seeks Proposals for Acquisition of Renewable Energy Projects in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is soliciting proposals for the acquisition of up to 1,200 MW of new solar and... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Dominion Energy is soliciting proposals for the acquisition of up to 1,200 MW of new solar and onshore wind projects, and 125 MW of energy storage. The request for proposal for the acquisitions is here and an informational webinar for interested bidders will... Read More

May 3, 2022
by Dan McCue
What They’re Saying About the Supreme Court Leak and the Draft Decision

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The story hit like a lightning bolt shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday night: a draft opinion leaked to Politico indicated that in a preliminary vote on a Mississippi abortion case, the Supreme Court had voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision... Read More

May 2, 2022
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Tosses Out RNC Bid to Block Select Committee Subpoena 

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has tossed out a Republican National Committee bid to block a subpoena to a third-party... Read More

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has tossed out a Republican National Committee bid to block a subpoena to a third-party vendor from the select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the U.S. Capitol by angry supporters of then-President Donald Trump. The 56-page ruling handed... Read More

May 2, 2022
by Dan McCue
Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to manufacturers and other commercial entities involved in making, retrofitting and recycling lithium-ion batteries.  The investment is part of the Biden administration’s effort to have more batteries... Read More

May 2, 2022
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Rules Boston Unlawfully Refused to Fly Christian Flag

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist by... Read More

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that Boston violated the free speech rights of a conservative activist by refusing to comply with his request to fly a Christian flag on a flagpole outside City Hall, while allowing other organizations to fly theirs. The underlying... Read More

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May 18, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
UFOs Described at Congressional Hearing as Potential National Security Threat

WASHINGTON — Defense intelligence officials told a congressional panel Tuesday that sightings of "unidentified aerial phenomena" are increasing but they... Read More

WASHINGTON — Defense intelligence officials told a congressional panel Tuesday that sightings of "unidentified aerial phenomena" are increasing but they could not explain why. They don’t know where they come from or how the ultra-fast flying discs stay in the... Read More

May 18, 2022
by Dan McCue
White House Loosens Travel, Other Rules on Cuba

WASHINGTON  — The White House plans to increase authorized travel to Cuba, encouraging commercial opportunities for consumers to buy goods... Read More

WASHINGTON  — The White House plans to increase authorized travel to Cuba, encouraging commercial opportunities for consumers to buy goods from “independent Cuban entrepreneurs,” and reverse the restrictions on remittances — a Trump-era policy — that kept Cuban immigrants from... Read More

May 17, 2022
by Madeline Hughes
Report Details ICE Surveillance Dragnet

WASHINGTON — Weaving together information from public databases and private data brokers, immigration officials have created a vast surveillance system... Read More

WASHINGTON — Weaving together information from public databases and private data brokers, immigration officials have created a vast surveillance system that can be used on nearly any American, regardless of immigration status, according to a new report from Georgetown Law’s... Read More

May 17, 2022
by Reece Nations
California Fights Inflation With Relief Package, Minimum Wage Bump 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians are getting help addressing the costs of rising inflation through a higher minimum wage and a... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians are getting help addressing the costs of rising inflation through a higher minimum wage and a new relief package proposal from Gov. Gavin Newsom. California's minimum wage will rise to $15.50 per hour next year under... Read More

May 17, 2022
by Dan McCue
New Memoir by Playwright, Musician Alvin Eng Captures the Heart of the Asian-American Experience

WASHINGTON — You think you know a guy. Many years ago, the playwright and author Alvin Eng and this writer... Read More

WASHINGTON — You think you know a guy. Many years ago, the playwright and author Alvin Eng and this writer were a pair of young rock journalists, honing our craft at numerous small publications around the New York metropolitan area... Read More

Pennsylvania Governor Race Divides Republicans, Unites Dems

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted... Read More

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of a primary victory by a candidate many see as too far to the right... Read More

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