Police arrested a contractor for stealing a construction deposit and prosecutors announced fines against price gougers and a company that mailed deceptive letters.
Crooks living in vacant homes in areas hit hardest by foreclosure make for confrontational neighbors.
Two eastbound lanes of Ocean Parkway are closed near the erosion for emergency repairs.
If the stalemate continues, the Fire Island to Montauk Point coastal rebuilding project could be impacted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff cuts.
Voters will decide whether Suozzi or Haber win the Democratic primary Tuesday to face Mangano in November.
County lawmakers are expected to debate borrowing $400 million to fix the plants at their Monday meeting.