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Attorney General Scores Win for Immigrant Students

March 5, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Long Island, NY -  Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced an agreement with the Hempstead Union Free School District to ensure educational access for students regardless of their immigration status. Last October, the attorney general received complaints from community members in Hempstead that approximately 33 Hispanic students – many of them recent immigrants – were not admitted into schools within the Hempstead Union Free School District.

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Denmark Energy Companies Considering LI Investment

November 13, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Long Island, NY - A delegation of 19 leading Danish offshore wind companies are visiting Long Island this month to explore the potential of investing in the growing American offshore wind market.

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Montesano Urges Passage of NYS Legislation

February 23, 2015
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Assemblyman Michael Montesano (R,C,I-Glen Head) is sponsoring legislation to allow spouses of military personnel to practice their licensed profession upon arrival in New York, free from the bureaucratic regulations currently in place.

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Suffolk County Receives Funding for Storm Mitigation

November 11, 2014
By Neal Tepel


Long Island, NY - The Suffolk County wastewater and storm resiliency improvements project at the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant is the First to receive funding under New York State’s Storm Mitigation Loan Program.
The County will receive $13.6 million.

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Public Contract Fraud Case on Long Island

February 19, 2015
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Charles Angelillo, 41, of Eastport, has been sentenced in his role of defrauding the state of over $200,000. He submitted false invoices over a two year period for HVAC equipment, supplies, and labor. Angelillo is banned from bidding on public contracts with the state and municipalities for five years.

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Offshore Wind Power on Long Island Considered

November 10, 2014
By Neal Tepel


If implemented by Governor Cuomo and LIPA, the Deepwater ONE project would be the nation’s first 1,000 megawatt offshore wind farm. This innovative approach to providing electricity would produce enough electricity to power 150,000 LI homes and meet peak power demand without burning more fossil fuels. The project would create thousands of jobs and pioneer an industry.

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