Long Island

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The state of Connecticut is working on a plan to inventory all of Long Island Sound’s natural resources and the ways people use it. It’s called the Blue Plan, and they’re starting to take public comment on it.

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New York State transportation officials want to modernize parkways on Long Island to make them safer and less congested.

A public hearing was held Wednesday night in Kings Park, and another will be held Thursday night in Brentwood on proposals for the Sagtikos and Sunken Meadow State Parkways.

Courtesy of Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency

Six out of seven members of the Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency resigned this week after they were criticized for granting millions of dollars in tax breaks to the owners of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, Long Island.  

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More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats.

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A total of 25 organizations in Connecticut and New York have received $1.3 million dollars to restore nearly 30 acres of wildlife habitats in Long Island Sound.

Judith Enck, a regional administrator with the EPA, says preserving Long Island Sound is important for both the environment and economy.