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Letter: Create jobs cleaning up trash

Trash is unloaded at a facility in Brentwood

Trash is unloaded at a facility in Brentwood on July 29, 2014. It will then be loaded onto waiting railcars to be taken off Long Island. Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

My idea to transform Long Island may be small, but I believe that the outcome would be great ["Transform Long Island," Editorial, April 12].

The $550 million in state economic development funds should be spent on collecting a large group of unemployed men, women and teens to clean up Long Island. Creating this job for those who are unemployed would help the economy and the environment.

If more people cleaned up, the citizens of Long Island would live in a cleaner environment with less pollution.

Emma Flahive, Glen Cove

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