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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Hamptons could start generating money to fund more affordable housing in eastern Long Island by 2023. The pandemic has intensified the need for year-round housing.

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Environment groups and scientists on Long Island have announced an incentive program that will pay oyster farmers to grow kelp. / Flickr

Progressive lawmakers continue to push a package of bills that would change the way New Yorkers are taxed. They want to bring the bills to the budget negotiation table, before the state’s March 31 deadline.

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The Town of Southampton and state lawmakers from eastern Long Island want to challenge the region’s power authority for changes to a program that is supposed to save customers money. 

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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.