OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) - Fire Island, the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex are among the sites receiving federal funding to help repair damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The Interior Department on Tuesday released $475 million in relief funding for 234 projects.
Fire Island and Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay will get more than $14 million.
Fire Island suffered $10 million in damages to sand dunes, beaches, boardwalks and visitor facilities.
Newsday says the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge will get $6.3 million for repairs to debris removal, roof repair and generator and electrical improvements.
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Long Island Rail Road workers were breathing a sigh of relief on Friday as a strike by LIRR workers was averted. Union negotiators and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reached a tentative contract agreement a day earlier. As many 300,000 commuters would have needed to find alternate transportation had a strike occurred.