Long Island

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A hospitalized inmate in the Nassau County jail died on Tuesday night, marking the facility’s fifth custody fatality this year. Jail officials did not identify the inmate, and health privacy laws did not allow officials to comment on a suspected cause of death.

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The town of Hempstead on Long Island has filed a $50 million federal lawsuit against the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and others over the cleanup of groundwater contaminated by the Bethpage plume.

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

One of the centerpieces of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development plans has created just a small number of jobs so far, but the governor is urging patience.

Long Islanders Protest Proposed Casino

Jul 7, 2016
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Residents of the Suffolk County village of Islandia are up in arms over plans to build a casino at the Islandia Marriott hotel in the village.

Roscoe Brown Jr., Tuskegee Airman, Dies At Age 94

Jul 6, 2016
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One of the last remaining Tuskegee Airmen has died at the age of 94.

Roscoe Brown Jr. was a resident of Sag Harbor on Long Island and died Saturday night at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx after breaking his hip in a fall.