Long Island

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On Long Island, towns along the Great South Bay have struggled with flooding caused by erosion. The Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking to help protect the South Shore by planting a type of seagrass that they hope will strengthen the coast.

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Suffolk County has changed its policy on how its police hold immigrants wanted for deportation by the federal government. For years, it required a judge’s order to do that but now, its sheriff, Vincent Demarco, says they will honor those requests from the federal government without a judge’s order.

 

 

WSHU’s Jessica Opatich spoke with DeMarco about the county’s policy change and joined WSHU News Director Dan Katz to discuss what she learned. Below is a transcript of their conversation.

 

 

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Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Suffolk County, Long Island, are getting more affordable. That’s according to the data mining company ATTOM, which compared home affordability rates of hundreds of counties across the country.

Reports Of Cover Up In Suffolk Police Chief Assault Case

Dec 22, 2016
Scott Davidson

There are reports that members of the Suffolk County Police Department secretly pleaded guilty to helping former Police Chief James Burke cover up a crime.

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Volunteers from Island Harvest Food Bank and Suffolk County United Veterans are distributing frozen turkeys and canned goods to veterans and their families who are in need during the holiday season.

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