Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Santos Scandal, Funds for Huntington Station, and More

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Republicans blasted Gov. Hochul’s housing proposal during a news conference Jan. 16, 2023.

Will Affordable Housing Plan Turn LI Into The Sixth Borough?

Gov. Kathy Hochul revived her battle with Long Island officials who control residential zoning laws that the governor argues fuel the Brain Drain and localities say preserve the region’s way of life.

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Huntington: The Place Where Metropolitan and Mom and Pop Meet

Huntington is a place that strikes an interesting balance between small town and little city, teeming with small businesses and local charm while still maintaining a certain hipness and enough nightlife swagger to draw a young and vibrant crowd after dark.

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Cast of The FontanasPhoto by Ed Shin

Gerry Ferretti’s The Fontanas Dramedy Series Premieres in Lindenhurst

The first three episodes of Gerry Ferretti’s original dramedy series The Fontanas made its public premiere to a packed house on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Belfast Gastro Pub in Lindenhurst.

Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., leaves a House GOP conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023.AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Groups That Endorsed George Santos Mostly Mum on Scandal

The election of admitted resume fabricator U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-Queens/Nassau) has not only raised questions about how political leaders and the media missed red flags, but also how he evaded scrutiny of entities that endorsed his candidacy.

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Huntington Station will receive a $10 million grant through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative.Wikimedia Commons