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Cross-Sound Cooperation - Legislator Hahn Participates in Bi-State Meeting on Long Island Sound Protection

Legislator Hahn participates in bi-state meeting on Long Island Sound protection with representatives from New York and Connecticut

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Port Jefferson, NY - September 25th, 2013 - Chairwoman of the Suffolk County Legislature’s Environment, Planning and Agriculture committee Kara Hahn, joined with Connecticut and New York State representatives, including Assemblyman Steven Englebright and Senator Ken LaValle, to discuss measures intended to restore, protect and preserve the Long Island Sound.  The event was co-hosted by Citizens Campaign for the Environment and held at the Port Jefferson Village Center.


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