Jay Schneiderman

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New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030.

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On eastern Long Island, residents of North Sea Beach have opted in to a new tax to fund the replenishment of the beach to fight erosion.

Charles Lane

The Suffolk County Legislature voted down a controversial measure Tuesday night. It would have required gas stations to notify motorists when there's a large disparity between cash purchases compared to credit card transactions.