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Public Hearings Begin On LIRR Third Track

Jan 18, 2017
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The first of six public comment hearings was held on Tuesday on the Long Island Rail Road’s third-track expansion project. Many of those who spoke called it Long Island’s most consequential infrastructure project in decades.

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A study by two University of Toledo graduate students found that Fairfield County, Connecticut, had more users of the spouse-cheating app Ashley Madison than anywhere else in America.

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Three years ago Connecticut put into action its first Comprehensive Energy Strategy, often referred to as the CES. It’s a wide reaching plan for the development and use of energy in the state that also takes climate change into account.

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Some state lawmakers are rejecting Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal to extend a tax on millionaires. The spending plan was outlined to some lawmakers at a lunch at the governor’s mansion, but won’t be available to the public until later Tuesday.

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Big box retailers and advocates for the poor are teaming up for their “biggest fight ever.” It’s against congressional Republicans who want to change the corporate tax code, in particular, taxes on imports and exports.

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