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Mark Lesko is set to become the Acting U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of New York on March 19. His appointment follows U.S. Attorney Seth DuCharme’s announcement of resignation.

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The Suffolk County Water Authority has proposed to create a new public entity to provide water for Nassau County in an attempt to cut high consumer bills.

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A proposed bill in New York plans to help Long Island with its ongoing solid waste management crisis. The region is still working on a plan on where to put its garbage once the Brookhaven Landfill is expected to close in 2024.

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The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology plans to upgrade aging septic systems on Long Island with new nitrogen removing biofilters, or NRBs, that remove harmful contaminants at a higher rate.

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Tuesday begins the first of two listening sessions this week for Long Islanders to weigh in on a state-mandated reform of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.

Meanwhile, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is expected to submit to county lawmakers this week her administration’s proposal on state-mandated police reforms.