Former Nassau County Executive Sentenced to 12 Years in Bribery Scheme

Edward P. Mangano and his wife, Linda, were both convicted for their parts in what prosecutors called “a culture of corruption.”

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How Bruce Blakeman Used a Mask Rebellion to Revive His Career

Since a surprise win on Long Island, Bruce Blakeman has been on a seemingly single-minded mission to challenge and defy Gov. Kathy Hochul over mask mandates.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Found Liable in Landmark Opioid Trial

The case was the first of its kind, targeting every point of the prescription opioid supply chain, from manufacturers to pharmacy chains that filled prescriptions.

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Allergan Settles with N.Y. for $200 Million in Sprawling Opioid Case

The agreement with Allergan, a company whose best-known product is Botox, is the latest settlement in the case jointly argued by New York State and two counties.

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Rep. Tom Suozzi to Run for Governor of New York

Mr. Suozzi will enter a crowded field of Democrats seeking to challenge the incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul.

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Why Republicans Won in a New York County Where Democrats Outnumber Them

Voters readily ousted Democrats in Nassau County on Long Island, electing Republicans down the ballot.

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N.Y. Democrats Assess Losses to Republicans: ‘This Was a Shellacking’

While Eric Adams easily won the New York City mayor’s race, Republicans made inroads across New York, from bedroom communities on Long Island to City Council races in Queens and Brooklyn.

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In Nassau County D.A.’s Race, Kaminsky and Donnelly Clash on Bail Reform

A special election for Nassau County district attorney has centered on recent changes to New York’s bail laws.

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The L.I.R.R. Only Works If Long Island Gets Affordable Housing

To justify its big investment in the L.I.R.R., New York needs to force Long Island communities to make room for more housing.

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A Playoff Homecoming, and Swan Song, for the Islanders

Fans have returned to Nassau Coliseum to cheer on the Islanders in the postseason, in the arena’s last year. The team can clinch its first series win in the venue since 1993 on Wednesday.

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Behind Closed Doors, ‘the Difficulty and the Beauty’ of Pandemic Hospice Work

“I did not really understand when people would ask, ‘Why me and why my family?’” a hospice chaplain said. “Now I was asking the same questions.”

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Doctor Who Prescribed Pain Pills Is Charged With 5 Counts of Murder

The prosecution on Long Island is one of several across the nation that seek to hold doctors criminally accountable for opioid-related deaths.

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Southern State Parkway Wrong-Way Crash Kills 4 on Long Island

Police are investigating the collision after a 33-year-old man drove in the wrong direction on a Long Island roadway early Tuesday morning.

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The U.S. Open Descends Into Pandemic Precaution Chaos

Yet another change in rules for players who were exposed to a player who tested positive for coronavirus caused the top women’s doubles team to be defaulted.

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Restricting Beach Access to Residents Only

Fearing the spread of Covid-19, some cities in Connecticut and Long Island are trying to keep nonresidents off the sand, butting up against legal mandates that require them to maintain public access.

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He Might Have Been Able to Fake His Death, if Only He’d Spell-Checked

Officials said they determined that a Long Island man had forged his death certificate after noticing that he misspelled “regsitry.”

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Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

Anthems like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the “Rocky” theme and “Every Breath You Take” have been adopted by hospitals to celebrate each victory in the battle against coronavirus.

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