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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Amtrak to scrap a plan that would create “economy” style seating on-board its Acela and Northeast Regional Train service.    

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone wants New York State to help residents replace their aging septic systems.

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On Long Island, Head of the Harbor village officials want to allow researchers to use darts dipped with contraceptive to cut the deer population.

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The Trump administration will start a Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group to fight Lyme Disease. The working group was the brainchild of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.

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Yesterday marked the end of New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week. As part of the campaign, volunteers joined the State Department of Environmental Conservation and pulled out water chestnut weeds from the waters of Massapequa.