Jones Beach

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Bus service from the Long Island Rail Road to Jones Beach will be restored starting Thursday.  

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced $200,000 in funds to bring back the Nassau Inter County Express, or NICE, bus service between the Freeport LIRR station and the beach.

Nassau County was forced to cut back on service to the beach at the end of June because of its budget difficulties.

The new funding is the result of negotiations between the state Parks Department, the Department of Transportation, the Empire State Development Corporation, and Nassau County.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says work is underway on the $36 million restoration of the facilities at Jones Beach.

(Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has stopped construction of a proposed natural gas transfer station off of Long Island, citing fears of terrorism, damage from storms, and his desire to transition to more renewable forms of energy. 

The Port Ambrose transfer station was to be built off of Jones Beach, and would have allowed tanker ships to load up with liquefied natural gas then distribute the gas into pipelines on Long Island. 

Environmentalists are rallying against a proposed natural gas transfer terminal that developers want to build off the South Shore of Long Island.

Commercial fisherman on Long Island, along with New York Senator Charles Schumer, are urging the Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers to speed up repairs on a navigation light at Jones Beach.