How a New York County Used the State’s ‘Red Flag’ Law to Seize 160 Guns

Suffolk County on Long Island aggressively uses the law to take guns from people in crisis in an effort to prevent shootings and suicides. Its experience could inform a national debate.

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Helicopters vs. Homeowners: A Very Hamptons Fight

The East Hampton Airport is set to close on May 17, but frequent fliers, business owners and others have filed lawsuits to keep it open.

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Long Island, We Need to Talk (About Housing)

Long Island needs more housing. The state needs to change the rules.

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Alec Baldwin Turns Over His Phone in ‘Rust’ Investigation, Lawyer Says

Nearly a month after detectives in New Mexico got a search warrant for his phone, his lawyer said he had reached an agreement designed to protect his privacy.

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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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Five Omicron Variant Cases Confirmed in New York State

“This is not a cause for major alarm,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said, adding that she was not announcing a shutdown or other drastic measures in response to the cases.

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Inside Fentanyl’s Mounting Death Toll: ‘This Is Poison’

While a rise in overdose deaths shows the devastating consequences of the opioid’s spread, less is understood about how the drug has proliferated.

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Woman Becomes a Cop After Being Shot by Her Jail Guard Boyfriend

Katrina Brownlee was abused, shot and left for dead. Told she’d never walk again, she went on to have a 20-year career with the N.Y.P.D.

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Long Island Man Targeted Latino Immigrants for Attack, Police Say

The authorities said the 19-year-old man chose victims at gathering places for day laborers.

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Why the Shinnecock Tribe Is Clashing With the Hamptons’ Elite

The Shinnecock Indian Nation views a casino on its reservation as a path out of poverty, but some wealthy neighbors are up in arms.

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Orient, N.Y.: A Historic Hamlet With a Low-Key Reputation

Once called ‘the place old people go to visit their parents,’ the North Fork community now skews younger, with a new generation moving in.

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Bellport, N.Y.: A Village With Extraordinary Privileges

What does it mean to own property there? For starters, automatic membership in the country club and ferry rides to an exclusive beach on Fire Island.

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Wedding and Birthday Party Infect 56, Leaving Nearly 300 in Quarantine

“This kind of blatant disregard for the well-being of others is not only extremely disappointing; it will not be tolerated,” a Long Island official said.

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Wedding and Birthday Party Infect 56 with Coronavirus in Long Island

“This kind of blatant disregard for the well-being of others is not only extremely disappointing; it will not be tolerated,” a Long Island official said.

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Leaves King, Zeldin Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Puts 2 G.O.P. House Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

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Can This Billionaire Save N.Y.’s Senate Republicans?

Ronald Lauder is spending millions of dollars to defeat Democratic state senators, whose party is tantalizingly close to a supermajority.

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Chainsmokers Promoter and Sweet 16 Venue Fined Over Virus Violations

The Sweet 16 party, at a Long Island catering hall, led to a flare-up that sickened dozens and forced 270 into quarantine, officials said.

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Rapid Testing is at Parties, Concerts and Hotels. Social Distance Still Required.

Determined to proceed with parties and events this summer, hosts are adding screenings at the door. But such measures are hardly a guarantee of safety, medical experts warn.

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Rave Under the Kosciuszko Bridge: Are Illicit Parties Endangering N.Y.C.?

Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.

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