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Brooklyn Lawmaker To Head Powerful Assembly Committee

A Midwood assemblywoman with deep ties to the Orthodox community was named head of a powerful committee charged with overseeing the budget, taxes and spending. Helene Weinstein, a Democrat, will…

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Regional Briefs – September 25, 2017

Seal With Amputated Flipper Heads to Niagara Falls Aquarium BRIGANTINE, N.J. – A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered…

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New Drinking Water Council to Set Standards in New York

New York’s new Drinking Water Council will hold its first meeting on Long Island to consider setting maximum levels of several contaminants not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Gov.…

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Coyotes Surround Dog Walker in New Jersey Town

Police in New Jersey are warning that a pack of coyotes surrounded a dog walker and attempted to snatch the dog. The confrontation took place last Thursday on Oak Road…

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Long Island Gets Ready for Storm Jose

National Guard members, emergency equipment and supplies are ready on Long Island in case tropical-storm conditions occur there. Hurricane Jose was about 300 miles southeast of New York City Tuesday…

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Regional Briefs – September 18, 2017

Fiscal Group Gives NY State An ‘F’ for Budget Practices ALBANY – New York state’s financial practices get a red “F” in a new 50-state report from a fiscal watchdog…

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Cuomo Endorses de Blasio for Mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday picked up the endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his fellow Democrat and frequent political rival. Gov. Cuomo voiced his support for…

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