Long Island

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School districts on Long Island will increase security when the new school year begins in September.

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The South Fork of Long Island will soon see enhanced commuter rail service when the South Fork Commuter Connection starts next February.

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The village of Lindenhurst has stopped its purchase of 39 properties that they planned to “return to nature,” as part of the New York State Superstorm Sandy enhanced buyout program.

In the program, the state buys properties destroyed by Sandy, and then turns them over to the local municipality for a nominal fee.

They cannot be built on, and will be used to provide a natural buffer against future storms.

Newsday reports that when the village performed a routine tax lien search, it found liens totaling $185,000 on the properties.

Long Island Couple Adopts Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Jul 19, 2018
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A Long Island couple say they take out the garbage only three times a year after adopting a waste-free lifestyle.

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The New York State Health Department says three communities in Suffolk County have elevated rates of leukemia, and lung, bladder, and thyroid cancers.