Long Island

Many school districts in Connecticut and Long Island face a time crunch after the four big nor’easters this month. Some districts are planning to take days away from already planned vacations in order to make up the lost time before they can end the school year.

Newsday reports at least six Long Island school districts will hold classes on one or two days during their spring breaks.

Other districts may cut vacation time around Memorial Day or even extend the school year in June.

Long Island Officials Push For Online Sales Tax

Mar 27, 2018
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The County Executives of Nassau and Suffolk County want the New York State Senate to pass a bill that they say would help local businesses compete with large online retailers.

Under current law, companies like Amazon are only required to charge sales tax if a New York resident purchases from a New York company.

The bill would require online retailers to collect sales tax on any product sold to a New York resident.

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Three Connecticut students took center stage Saturday at the “March For Our Lives” rally in Washington, D.C., organized in response to last month’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.

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High school students around the country plan to travel to Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the March For Our Lives. They're calling on Congress to take action to end gun violence in schools.

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New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against a Long Island resident for excavating land without permission in a protected part of the Central Pine Barrens.