Eastern Long Island

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Officials on Long Island met this week to discuss a proposal to bring high-speed rail to the Northeast.

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A real estate transfer tax could be an indicator of how many New Yorkers might have moved to eastern Long Island during the pandemic.

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Immigrants’ rights activists and community organizers drove in a caravan through eastern Long Island Thursday to encourage residents to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census.

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The deadline to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census count is on September 30. That’s a month early, because of a Trump administration decision that’s being fought in federal court. Community groups are hard at work on eastern Long Island to improve participation.

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Suffolk County will allow voters to begin casting ballots early. Some polls will be open on October 24 — 10 days before Election Day. But as of now, Shelter Island voters will need a boat to get a ballot box.

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