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National Grid wants to build New York’s largest solar energy farm on Long Island, but residents are not welcoming the plan.

In Nassau County, Red Light Camera Revenue Short $3 Million

Jun 22, 2016
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The Nassau County Traffic Safety Board has reported millions of dollars in lost revenue from its red light traffic camera program.

According to a new report, Nassau County issued almost 100,000 fewer tickets through the camera program in 2014 than they had in the previous year, resulting in an eight percent drop in revenue.

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Business leaders, particularly those in upstate New York, say the 2016 legislative session, which recently concluded, was the worst for small businesses in quite some time.

Business owners say that a session that saw the minimum wage increase, to eventually $15 an hour in New York City and $12.50 upstate, along with a phased-in partial paid family leave, will be costly to smaller employers who operate on the edge in a shaky economy.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a judge to hold another hearing to determine whether the names of some University of Connecticut animal researchers can be kept secret to protect their safety.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is seeking the names and grant numbers of UConn researchers found to have violated the national Animal Welfare Act or National Institutes of Health guidelines for the use of animals in research.

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The Suffolk County Youth Shelter opened this week to address the growing number of runaway and homeless children on Long Island.

The emergency youth shelter is replacing another that closed in 2014, which left hundreds of children in need.  

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