Long Island

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Newly unsealed court records show that a Long Island restaurateur secretly pleaded guilty last year to bribing former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and trying to bribe an unnamed New York City official.

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Groundwater tests for a possible carcinogen at hazardous waste sites in Nassau and Suffolk Counties still aren’t complete nearly a year after they were announced by New York State.

The State Department of Environmental Conservation has only completed tests on 20 percent of the 154 sites on Long Island.

Results from those tests show a few sites with elevated levels of 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogenic chemical used in solvents and consumer care products. The chemical is difficult and costly to treat once it gets into the water supply.

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A report by the American Lung Association gave New York State mixed grades for its efforts to curb tobacco use.

The 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” report gave the state an “A” for its smoke-free air workplace laws but an “F” in funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget plan for the 2018-2019 school year includes a 2.3 percent increase in state aid to Long Island schools.

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U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, R-NY1, has co-sponsored a bill that would pay members of the armed services and federal law enforcement during a government shutdown.