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Members of the Shinnecock tribe on Long Island have allowed their citizens to be part of the recreational marijuana business.

The Shinnecock Graves Protoection Society celebrates the completed deal between the town of Southampton and the Peconic Land Trust that allows them to reclaim ancestral burial grounds.
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Decades of tribal advocacy has led to a historic deal in the Hamptons. The town of Southampton will return some ancestral lands to the Shinnecock Indian Nation in eastern Long Island.

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The Town of Islip is the last municipality needed to sign on to an agreement to restore 83 miles of coastline between Fire Island and Montauk Point to fight climate change.

Montauk Point Lighthouse
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The town of Brookhaven has agreed to join a $1.5 billion federal project to protect Long Island against erosion and floods. It would include raising homes on the South Shore, from Fire Island to Montauk Point. Town officials wondered where residents would live during construction, but signed on anyway because the project has taken over 60 years to get funding.

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Voters are going to the polls Tuesday for party primary elections in town elections across Long Island.