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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has included $125 million in funding to protect drinking water and fix old wastewater infrastructure in his proposed $3.9 billion budget for next year.

A Long Island environmental fund is getting a long overdue audit. Connecticut lacks affordable housing outside of its cities, fighting West Nile virus on Long Island, and finding ways to adapt to climate change.

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The New York state Assembly held a hearing on whether the state should strictly limit the use of a chemical in pesticides linked to the die-off of honeybees, and population declines of other insects and birds.

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is encouraged by Pfizer's announcement that its COVID-19 vaccines are safe for 5 to 11 year olds.

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Affordable housing has become more available in Connecticut’s cities — but not as much in small towns, according to a report on nearly two decades of housing data in the state.

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Connecticut’s oldest public housing development has been fully rebuilt after it took extensive flood damage during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The restored $185-million complex is in Norwalk.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is asking for help to battle mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus.

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Experts worry tens of thousands of homes in Connecticut could face foreclosure after this month. That’s when a federal freeze on mortgage payments that started during the pandemic expires.

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New York state is making it easier to get commercial driver’s licences to help with the shortage of school bus drivers.

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Passenger ferry service between Greenport and Sag Harbor might return next year, almost 10 years after the pilot service had stopped.


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