Long Island

Courtesy of Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency

Six out of seven members of the Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency resigned this week after they were criticized for granting millions of dollars in tax breaks to the owners of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream, Long Island.  

Alex Brandon / AP

More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats.

Lea Trusty / WSHU

A total of 25 organizations in Connecticut and New York have received $1.3 million dollars to restore nearly 30 acres of wildlife habitats in Long Island Sound.

Judith Enck, a regional administrator with the EPA, says preserving Long Island Sound is important for both the environment and economy.

Mike Groll / AP

Governor Cuomo is adopting a more conciliatory tone toward president-elect Donald Trump, after Cuomo called Trump “un- New York” in the final days of the campaign.

Cuomo, in the final days of the campaign, stumped for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in New York, and heavily criticized Donald Trump.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

The Suffolk County Legislature has approved a $2.9 billion county budget for 2017, including $60 million in fees and taxes.

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