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35% of Long Island households struggle to make ends meet, study finds

Poughkeepsie Journal

April Messina is stuck in the middle. Her family-of-four’s income is slightly too high to qualify for food stamps but too low to live comfortably. Messina, 33, and her husband struggle to pay rent and bills and buy food with their income – he makes around $30,000 working full time at a commercial glass and glazing company, and she just started a new job at Walmart.

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