Long Island

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New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday.  In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.  Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.

U.S. Geological Survey

Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy.  The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.  

Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday.  This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.

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The Long Island Power Authority says it has finished restructuring more $2 billion dollars worth of debt.   LIPA says the borrowing could save rate payers some $130 million over 27 years.  

Latina rights group celebrates 20th anniversary

Dec 9, 2013

The Latina Women’s Rights Organization, Sepa Mujer, celebrated their 20th anniversary on Sunday.  The group celebrated by holding a Latinas in Action forum in Central Islip

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