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High school students on Long Island and in Connecticut walked out of their classes today in solidarity with students around the country in a nationwide call for legislative action to end gun violence in schools.

Courtesy of Long Island Association

The Long Island Association has released its “Top 18 Priorities for 2018” and has made moving all downstate horseracing to Belmont Racetrack one of its top legislative priorities this year.

The LIA says moving racing from Aqueduct in Queens to Belmont would make it, along with a new Islanders arena, a year-round destination.

Gerald Herbert / AP

Students at schools in Connecticut and New York are among those participating in a national walkout on Wednesday. It’s seen as a memorial to the students who died in a shooting in Parkland, Fla., last month – and also as a protest against gun violence.

Winter Wonderland? Enough Already.

Mar 13, 2018
Steven Senne / AP

Residents in New York and Connecticut are tired of the winter weather as another nor’easter leaves behind slushy sidewalks and wet roads.

Greenwich Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Mar 13, 2018
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The Town of Greenwich has approved a ban that prevents the sale of single plastic bags from grocery stores and other local merchants.  

The Greenwich Time reports the ban does not include plastic bags used for delivery of any merchandise or goods. This includes food delivered to residents’ houses or their place of business.

Local residents will not be taxed to use paper bags at the grocery store.

The RTM approved the ban on Monday night. The ordinance will go into effect within the next six months.