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Board mulls code change to allow more drive-thrus in Wading River

They are only allowed in the hamlet at banks and pharmacies, but an amended code would permit drive-thrus at restaurants, coffee shops and cafes.

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LIPA touts millions in savings, but customer bills are still rising

Higher natural gas costs are eating up much of the expected savings, which will take years to amass.

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Sen. John Brooks, citing new redistricting maps, won't seek reelection

He says the new district no longer includes communities and schools he'd fought for during six years in office.

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Blakeman hires GOP club leaders for key Nassau jobs

The Republican Nassau County executive has hired at least five leaders of local GOP political clubs for key county jobs, records obtained by Newsday show.

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NUMC trustee quits after Blakeman files charges against him

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said in a complaint that Edward Farbenblum, former chairman of the board that runs NUMC, breached his fiduciary duties.

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Suffolk ethics official resigns with $150,000 settlement

Samantha Segal, the former executive director of the Suffolk Board of Ethics, received the settlement after filing complaints about antisemitism on the job.

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In East Hampton, hope that new rules keep airport, and critics, quiet

Big changes aimed at cutting noise and traffic are about to go into effect. But will they work?

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Ex-prosecutor, lawmaker, Baldwin 'champion' dies

Joseph Scannell, a longtime Nassau legislator, was dedicated to constituents.

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Debate set for Republican gubernatorial candidates in June 28 primary

It will be held on June 13 at 7 p.m. at the WCBS-TV broadcast center in Manhattan.

GOP seeks to tighten Suffolk term limits law

Under a new proposal, Suffolk County elected officials would be barred from serving more than 12 years in the same office.

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For lapsed LIRR riders with funds locked in transit accounts, a bill could be the key

Federal lawmakers from LI have proposed a bill that would allow lapsed LIRR riders to recoup money that's been locked in transit benefit fund accounts since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Massapequa Water makes formal offer for former NYAW territory

The district believes it  could lower rates for about 80% of former NYAW customers in East Massapequa though the buyout.

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Zeldin's differing comments show political risks of abortion issue for GOP, experts say

Political scientists say Zeldin's different statements shows just how politically dicey the abortion issue is for the conservative Republican.

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Gov. Hochul agrees to 2 debates before Democratic primary

Also, a state judge dismisses a bid to force the redrawing of state Assembly districts ahead of this year's elections.

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Utility eyes sale of LI offshore wind interests

CEO Joe Nolan said the potential sale was prompted by "record-setting prices" for other wind-farm leases in a recent federal auction

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