Long Island

Carolyn Kaster / AP

There’s more evidence that the presidential race may be affecting which party controls the state Senate.

Currently, the GOP is holding on, with the help of one Democrat who meets with them. But a new Siena College poll finds that nearly two-thirds of voters think that Donald Trump at the top of the ticket will not help Republicans hold on to the Senate, and Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate will actually help Democrats regain the Senate, says Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg.

Thomas Kienzle / AP

The family of a Muslim middle school student with learning disabilities is suing a Long Island school district claiming it violated his civil rights by forcing him to confess that he was a terrorist. The student’s family is seeking $25 million in damages.

Mike Groll / AP

An ethics reform measure approved by the New York legislature at the end of the legislative session still hasn’t been signed by Governor Cuomo. And some good government groups say it shouldn’t.

During a year where both former leaders of the legislature were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for corruption, after they abused their sources of outside income, Governor Cuomo said he’d seek to strictly limit lawmakers’ ability to earn extra pay.

Andrew Harnik / AP

A new Siena College poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by 30 points in the presidential race in New York. It could be good news for Democrats in the state Senate.

Concerns Over West Nile Close Long Island Parks

Aug 12, 2016
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The Suffolk County Department of Health is suspending nighttime activities at three county parks due to the discovery of mosquitoes that are carrying the West Nile virus.

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