Long Island

Roderick Leonhard

It’s hard enough to get baseball players at a ballpark to sign a ball. Imagine what it took to get Nelson Mandela or Mikhail Gorbachev’s signature on one, but that’s exactly what one Long Island man has done.

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Immediately after Superstorm Sandy, Long Island officials wanted the Army Corps of Engineers to close an inlet formed in Bellport on the Great South Bay.

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New York’s senior Senator Charles Schumer, in the only debate with his opponent, attorney Wendy Long,  says he’s “appalled” by FBI Director James Comey’s actions, including the decision announced Friday to reexamine emails from Hillary Clinton’s top aide for evidence of misuse of classified materials.

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The fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is this weekend, and some Long Islanders still feel its effects.

Rebecca Schwartz, a psychologist at Northwell Health, worked with over 800 Long Island residents after the storm. She says that even after getting back into their homes, they’re still suffering from the trauma four years later.

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Hillary Clinton’s widening lead over Donald Trump is likely to affect down-ballot races for Congress, where there are several contested seats, and for control of the state Senate in New York, where Republicans are barely clinging to the majority.