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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says he’s confident the federal government will keep funding the EPA’s $65 million-a-year Long Island Sound stewardship program.

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Thousands of jack o’ lanterns are lighting a spooky half-mile path in Nassau County. It’s The RISE of the Jack o’Lanterns, the annual Halloween display at Old Westbury Gardens.

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Less than a year ago, Toys R Us fired more than 30,000 workers and closed all its stores. The owners are eyeing a relaunch despite obstacles. Workers who never received severance payments are furious.

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Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski assured his party faithful over the weekend that there will be a GOP victory in Connecticut in November. Stefanowski told supporters at a party rally in Southbury that his internal polls are showing a dead even race for governor.

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Residents across New York State have been participating in listening sessions on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Most of the people at the listening sessions support a regulated marijuana program, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.