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According to a new poll, New Yorkers are evenly split on whether President Donald Trump will be good or bad for the state.

The Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde once defined a cynic as “A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” We all know people like this, the most boring of all boring conversationalists, who talk obsessively about prices, values and bargains as if salvation lay in making the best deal.

Relax tonight with a new music by Michael Torke, who says his goal is to write music that's easy to listen to.  We'll enjoy "Bliss" for wind ensemble.  

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Stony Brook University Hospital has launched survival training for officials in school districts across Long Island on how to handle injuries in the event of a shooting.

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A federal court has fined a Connecticut investment company $22 million for running a Ponzi scheme. Sharon-based Wilkinson Financial Opportunity Fund bilked 30 investors out of $11 million.

This month's edition of First Fridays in Concert features live performances of the music of Boccherini by the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, as well as Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony, which kicked off the new season of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra.  

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Governor Cuomo, D-N.Y., is pressuring state lawmakers to come back in December for a special session that includes a number of reform items to address recent corruption scandals. He says in exchange, they could potentially be rewarded with a pay raise.   

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A cell the size of a parking space is where more than 60,000 prisoners nationwide are being held in solitary confinement. That’s according to a study by Yale Law School and the Association of State Correctional Administrators released Wednesday. And there could be more people who were not counted because states like Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont couldn’t provide data.

Tonight we'll enjoy a page from Tchaikovsky's musical calendar, "The Seasons:" December, Christmas-tide.

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The Aquarion Water Company says customers in Connecticut should cut their water use by 20 percent because of drought conditions that the state has been under for months.