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East End policy group discussion Nov. 30

Two local state legislators — Assemb. Fred W. Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and Sen. Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) — will hold a public meeting later this month to discuss the formation of a group to develop policy on East End economic and environmental issues.

The organization, to be called the Peconic Sustainability Institute, would bring together different groups as well as lawmakers and other government representatives.

“The Institute could tackle many of the critical economic and environmental issues affecting the East End, such as agriculture, public transportation, climate change and sea level rise, affordable housing and alternative energy,” Thiele said in a news release announcing the meeting.

The meeting will take place Nov. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall on Stony Brook University’s Southampton Campus.

“The goal is to preserve the East End’s unique quality of life, and to do so we must gather input from all of the region’s stakeholders,” LaValle said.

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