Suffolk County

Cuomo Doubles Budget To Fight Opioid Crisis

Apr 20, 2017
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke at a Long Island Addiction Recovery Center this week about his efforts to fight the opioid epidemic in the state. Cuomo’s recent budget allocates nearly $200 million to combat the crisis, double previous funding.

Keith Srakocic / AP

Air quality has improved across the Northeast according to the American Lung Association’s 2017 State of the Air Report. But, plans to turn environmental regulation back to the states could endanger progress in New York and Connecticut.

Gang Violence Shakes Long Island Community

Apr 18, 2017
Claudia Torrens / AP

A Long Island community is on edge as it mourns the death of four teenage boys in what is a suspected MS-13 gang-related killing.

Suffolk County Launches Septic Improvement Program

Mar 30, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of residents in Suffolk County continue to use outdated septic systems or cesspools, which has led to increased levels of nitrogen contaminating Long Island’s water.

Lawsuit Brought In Suffolk Airport Chemical Case

Mar 22, 2017
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About 200 Long Island residents plan to sue Suffolk County and the State of New York for allegedly exposing them to hazardous chemicals from an air base in Westhampton Beach.

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