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Carl Corry is a versatile freelance digital journalist, editor and educator who has held leading roles at worked at Newsday, News 12 and Long Island Business News.
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Down the Drain

In any affordable housing debate, the subject of Suffolk’s lack of sewer districts — and dire need for them — inevitably crops up.

While just about everyone agrees more sewers are needed, memories of the 30-year-old Southwest Sewer District scandal, which derailed the political aspirations of just about anyone associated with the project, have kept politicians from pushing for new systems.

I decided it was time to revisit the issue. This is a story I conceived and edited. It was marvelously reported and written by Jeremy Harrell.

The story won a first-place Press Club of Long Island award for government reporting.

Down the Drain

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