Long Island

LM Otero / AP

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and U.S. Representative Peter King, R-NY2, want to restore the pensions of thousands of Long Islanders.

Seth Wenig / AP

Suffolk County has a new district attorney for the first time in 16 years. 

After he took the oath of office from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, former Police Commissioner Tim Sini told the county prosecutors in the audience that they are owed an apology for the damage to their reputation because of former D.A. Tom Spota. He said the day marks a “new era of criminal justice” in Suffolk County.

“One that ensures public safety, champions the law, and promotes faith and trust in our law enforcement agencies.”

Mary Altaffer / AP

Governor Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. The speech kicks off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races. 

The Year Isn't Over Until The Christmas Bird Count Is In

Dec 28, 2017
Toby Talbot / AP

The National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count is underway, drawing tens of thousands of volunteers across the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Pacific Islands.

Geoff Mulvihill / AP

Suffolk County says it will provide clerical employees to town Tax Receiver offices in response to the surge of residents trying to pre-pay their 2018 property taxes.