12/13/16 6:00am

Long Island Sound Greenport

Less than a week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, local officials and environmentalists have extended their support to the state, which is challenging the federal agency’s decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in Long Island Sound.

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12/07/16 12:00pm
12/07/2016 12:00 PM

Long Island Sound Greenport

New York State is preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to permanently allow dumping of dredged material in the Long Island Sound, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.

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03/04/16 2:00pm
03/04/2016 2:00 PM

Long Island Sound Greenport

Suffolk County lawmakers and local environmentalists are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers’ latest plan for disposing of dredged materials in Long Island Sound.

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01/19/16 9:00am
01/19/2016 9:00 AM

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A proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to eventually increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour — a 66 percent increase from the current rate — has members of the agriculture industry on edge.

“That would put us at a huge disadvantage,” said Jeff Rottkamp, owner of Fox Hollow Farm on Sound Avenue. “A monstrous disadvantage.” READ

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01/17/16 6:00am
01/17/2016 6:00 AM

8TH PROPOSAL OF GOVERNOR CUOMO'S 2016 AGENDA: BRING THE MTA INTO THE 21ST CENTURY TO DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE FOR MILLIONS OF NEW YORKERS AND VISITORS

As part of the buildup to his State of the State address and budget presentation Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed a variety of initiatives last week designed to aid Long Island in a variety of ways.

Those plans include spending more than $1 billion to reinvigorate the area’s transportation infrastructure and protect local environments. For the most part, however, the East End seems to be left out of the mix. READ