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Luis De Aguas, right, a volunteer with Organizacion
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Luis De Aguas, right, a volunteer with Organizacion Latino Americana, or OLA of Eastern Long Island, fills bags with informational packets at the Bridgehampton Community House during a community fair to kick off the upcoming census. (March 5, 2010)(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

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LI 2010 census preparation

U.S. Census Bureau representatives recently held several events to answer questions about the upcoming census. What's at stake for Long Island? Millions of dollars in federal funding for infrastructure, education and other programs -- as well as representation in government. In 2000, Long Islanders were undercounted and wound up losing potential government aid, local officials say. The 2010 census is scheduled to arrive at household addresses March 15-17 by postal mail.