Long Island

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries is advising boaters in Connecticut and New York to be on the lookout for humpback whales in Long Island Sound.

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In Rhode Island the final stage of construction is set to begin on the nation’s first offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm includes five turbines that will supply energy to the island and to mainland Rhode Island.

Meanwhile, the company, Deepwater Wind, is looking to build another – much larger – offshore wind farm nearby that would supply energy to Long Island.

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The mother of Shannan Gilbert, whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 bodies at Gilgo Beach in Babylon, N.Y., in 2011, has been murdered, and a second daughter has been charged in her death.

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It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, and his delegates, who continue to stew over a Wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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Environmental scientists say that almost three-quarters of Suffolk County homes use a septic system. But what happens when that wastewater goes down the drain?