Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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Nearly 1,300 Suffolk County residents have signed up for a municipal program to replace their old septic tanks with newer nitrogen-filtering models. That’s according to a report released this week by the county.

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On March 1 grocery stores and other retail outlets will no longer be providing shoppers with single-use plastic bags. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration is making a last minute push to get the word out on the plastic bag ban.

John Minchillo / AP

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has urged the federal government to recognize four conditions linked with the toxic chemicals in Agent Orange.

Jacob Rohrbach

The Long Island Pine Barrens Commission wants more information before it decides on the fate of a controversial golf course resort in East Quogue. 

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is once again pressing for a ban on flavored tobacco-based vaping products, saying he hopes a law is passed in the next month.