Long Island News

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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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A bill will be considered by New York lawmakers in January that would protect unwelcomed honeybee colonies from extermination.

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The state’s Public Campaign Financing Commission met for several hours on Columbus Day to discuss the nuts and bolts details of how to implement a matching public donor system for statewide races in New York.

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A federal investigative agency recommends New York pass legislation to require mandatory seat belt use for passengers in limousines.

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Critics say National Grid has not been honest about the need for a $1 billion natural gas pipeline to end a shortage that has impacted more than a thousand Long Island and New York City residents.

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Last week’s high winds and heavy surf brought some of the worst flooding Long Island has seen since Superstorm Sandy.