Long Island

Mike Groll / AP

Recommendations on how to go forward with some of Governor Cuomo’s economic development contracts tainted by scandal have been delayed for another few weeks, says Howard Zemsky, Buffalo businessman and the governor’s economic development chair.

Zemsky is trying to pick up the pieces after nine criminal complaints have been issued against two former Cuomo associates, including a top former aide, along with the former head of SUNY Polytechnic, who oversaw the contracts for the Buffalo Billion and other projects.  

Evan Vucci / AP

One of the most hotly contested races in the region is New York’s 3rd Congressional District.

Longtime Democratic Congressman Steve Israel announced earlier this year that he would not seek re-election. And in the race to replace Israel, Republican State Senator Jack Martins is taking on Democrat Tom Suozzi, the former Nassau County executive.

Courtesy of Anna Throne-Holst and League of Women Voters / Twitter

The race in New York’s 1st Congressional District has turned into a heated battle as Democratic challenger Anna Throne-Holst tries to close the gap between her and Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin. The candidates have clashed on almost every issue from gun control to climate change.

Courtesy of Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency

The Hempstead Town Board on Long Island will vote to remove the members of its Industrial Development Agency later this month. This comes after the board granted millions of dollars in tax breaks to the owners of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream. As a result, property taxes for homeowners have increased by hundreds of dollars.

Don Ryan / AP

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says there is $21 million in new funds to help land banks purchase vacant and abandoned properties, sometimes known as "zombie homes."

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