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Nassau County Legislature Democrats want Sheriff Michael Sposato to resign after the district attorney found that he mishandled the case of a nurse who smuggled razors and drugs to inmates at the Nassau County Jail.

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Residents of the Long Island village of Valley Stream want to know if their school taxes went up because of a deal the Town of Hempstead gave the Green Acres Mall. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says he will investigate both the deal and the local school district.

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A manmade chemical that exists in 71 percent of Long Island’s water districts may be cancerous, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants the EPA to set a standard for it.

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Environmental groups are pushing Governor Cuomo to codify into law some of the steps he’s taken to protect the environment and cut down on pollution related to climate change. At a budget hearing, lawmakers were focused on a more immediate concern – clean drinking water.

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that will require all motorcycle riders in Connecticut to wear a helmet.