Long Island

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s Small Business Development Program is looking to give Long Island minority and women business owners a chance to develop and grow within the construction industry.  

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Clean air advocates say residents of Connecticut and Suffolk County are breathing unhealthy air.

The American Lung Association has released its annual report card, which gives a failing grade for ozone pollution to every county in Connecticut and to Suffolk County on Long Island.

Kaminsky In Narrow Lead, McGrath Holds Out For Recount

Apr 21, 2016
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In New York the race between Democrat Todd Kaminsky and Republican Chris McGrath to fill convicted ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ seat remains too close to call.

Kaminsky declared victory Tuesday night in the special election to replace Skelos, but McGrath has not yet conceded.

McGrath is 780 votes behind Kaminsky but he hopes that once the approximately 2,700 absentee ballots are counted, he will take the key Senate seat.

Security Increases In Advance Of Passover Holiday

Apr 21, 2016
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Police on Long Island are ramping up patrols near synagogues and in Jewish neighborhoods for the upcoming Passover holiday.

Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says the department has updated its plans following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels.

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The special election to replace former New York Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos of Long Island is too close to call. Skelos was convicted on federal corruption charges last year.