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Final State Budget Includes Increased Funding for Peconic Estuary Partnership

authorStaff Writer on May 8, 2023
State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. announced the inclusion of $550,000 in the state’s 2023-24 final budget for the Peconic Estuary Partnership. Last year, as in years prior, the Peconic... more

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