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Several senators who are part of a breakaway group of Democrats known as the Independent Democratic Conference were paid extra stipends – ranging from $12,500 to $18,000 a year – for serving on various Senate committees controlled by the majority party Republicans.

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A former aide at a group home in Suffolk County has been charged with endangering the welfare of developmentally disabled residents.

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The list of potential candidates to succeed Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is growing.

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Voters in New York State will get a chance to vote on their local school budgets on Tuesday.

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Over the past six weeks, federal authorities have rounded up more than 1,300 gang members across the nation in what they are calling a “gang surge.” This includes members of the violent MS-13 gang on Long Island.