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05/22/18 2:00pm
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Congressmen Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and Peter King (R-Seaford), citing a massive backlog of pending immigration cases, are requesting that Long Island be the place for a new immigration court.

In a letter to James McHenry, director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Mr. Zeldin and Mr. King referred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) budget request for fiscal year 2019, which included a commitment to open 75 new immigration courtrooms to reduce the backlog of pending cases. (more…)

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04/27/18 10:00am
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The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking the public’s input on its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, which hasn’t seen updates since it was approved in 2001.

The CCMP is the blueprint for how the program focuses its resources to protect and restore the estuary, which stretches east from the headwaters of the Peconic River and includes several bays, ending at Block Island Sound. (more…)

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04/05/18 4:30pm
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A recent announcement that the 2020 census will include a question about citizenship sparked new fears among the immigrant population on the East End and raised the possibility of an undercount that could jeopardize federal funding for states. (more…)

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04/04/18 4:30pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

Governor Andrew Cuomo warned the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in October that if changes weren’t made to fluke quotas to be fair to New York’s economy and commercial fishing families, the state would take legal action. (more…)

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02/21/18 10:00am
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Suffolk County legislators may add controlled substances, including opioids, to the social host law that currently applies to the consumption of alcohol by minors.

The addition has been proposed in Nassau County and Suffolk lawmakers are expected to draft a similar bill. (more…)