Long Island News

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

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A COVID relief grant that will help local performing arts venues, getting rental assistance should be easier now in New York, are there diversity issues within the Suffolk County Police department, and could health insurance costs be going up soon in Connecticut?

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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A newly formed coalition is joining with key state lawmakers to campaign for a ballot measure to give New Yorkers a constitutional right to clean air and clean water.

Tribute in Light, two vertical columns of light representing the fallen towers of the World Trade Center shine against the lower Manhattan skyline on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
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The deadline to register for benefits from the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund is Thursday. But that cutoff date only applies to certain claims. 

Suffolk County police
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Suffolk County has what it calls the "most diverse detective level promotion class" in its history. Meanwhile, the police department is dealing with a scandal and lawsuit over the racial gap in its leadership.

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