It’s easier to acquire documents listing Nassau and Suffolk county authorities’ secret investigative files than obtain records detailing taxpayer-funded workers’ salaries in the villages of Island Park, Manorhaven or Port Jefferson. Those were among the many findings of an unprecedented audit of 196 Long Island municipalities and agencies’ responsiveness to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the four-decade-old process that the public, media and others use to obtain government documents.
The former Democratic leader for the Town of North Hempstead was arrested on federal tax evasion charges Tuesday, adding to the long list of counts he is facing in Nassau County court.
Republican Elaine Phillips beat Democrat Adam Haber to win an open New York State Senate seat but a sitting Republican Long Island state senator may be unseated, potentially tipping the balance of power in that chamber back to a Democratic majority.
After opening their butcher shop two years ago in Roslyn, this pair of enterprising young men are taking their show on the road, making home deliveries to their loyal clientele summering in the Hamptons. Out on the East End some loyal customers won’t go for even a weekend without having their culinary creations to enjoy.
Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.
The senator, who will be expelled from office, is scheduled to be sentenced in March, but will appeal the verdict.
Santa, his elves, magical reindeer, snowmen, tree lighting celebrations and so much more await Long Islanders!