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putting elected officials' names on signs is self-promotion

on long island, at least a few localities are ending the practice, and that's a fine trend.





ag schneiderman: company to pay restitution for star billings

a state court has ordered full restitution for homeowners who paid a nassau county company a total of at least $1.5 million for help in completing a form for the state's star tax exemption, which is free to submit, according to state attorney general eric t. schneiderman.





critics say long island sound crossing would 'destroy' state park

opposition is hardening against a proposed long island sound crossing that would link kings park to connecticut.





mcconnell: senate will vote monday on whether to end shutdown

senate majority leader mitch mcconnell urged lawmakers to "step back from the brink" and work swiftly to pass a spending measure, promising to take on legislation to address immigration issues, such as protections for immigrants brought here illegally as children, that have been at the center of the impasse.





mcconnell: senate will vote monday on whether to end shutdown

washington -- the senate failed to reach a compromise on a stop-gap spending measure sunday night, following hours of bipartisan negotiations focused on immigration reform.





putting elected officials' names on signs is self-promotion

elected officials say plastering their names on municipal signs tells residents whom to hold accountable. if that were so, those names would be displayed near the locations of frequent traffic jams, potholes, pedestrian deaths and zombie homes. heck, even their facebook pages would invite residents to call out shortcomings.





ag schneiderman: company to pay restitution for star billings

albany -- a state court has ordered full restitution for homeowners who paid a nassau county company a total of at least $1.5 million for help in completing a form for the state's star tax exemption, which is free to submit, according to state attorney general eric t. schneiderman.





congress reconvenes to resolve government shutdown stalemate

washington -- as lawmakers reconvened on capitol hill sunday afternoon for the latest round of budget talks aimed at reopening the federal government, a bipartisan group of senators met separately behind closed doors, looking to hammer out a deal they hope will break the budget impasse.





new york will pay $65g a day to keep statue of liberty, ellis island open during government shutdown

"she's going to go back to work tomorrow," cuomo said about the statue of liberty.





peter donohue, who worked for daily news, usa today, dies

peter donohue, a sag harbor resident who during his long career in newspapers oversaw the circulation department of usa today, died thursday from complications of throat and neck cancer.





congress reconvenes to resolve government shutdown stalemate

washington -- lawmakers reconvened on capitol hill sunday afternoon for the latest round of budget talks aimed at reopening the government through a stop-gap funding measure.





trump tweets that gop lawmakers should use 'nuclear option' on spending bill

president donald trump said sunday that if the federal government shutdown continues, senate republicans should invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to pass long-term spending with a simple majority.





critics say long island sound crossing would 'destroy' state park

smithtown opposition is hardening against a proposed long island sound crossing that would link kings park to connecticut.





wayne french kitchen opens in oceanside

in a sea of gastropubs and asian fusion eateries, a new french bistro is a rarity, but one has recently opened in oceanside.





trump tweets that gop lawmakers should use 'nuclear option' on spending bill

president donald trump suggested sunday that if the federal government shutdown continues, senate republicans should invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to pass long-term spending with a simple majority.





marathoner takes running, teaching 'to the extreme' -- 7 times over

cara nelson laughs as she describes the herculean task before her. seven marathons. in seven days. on seven continents.





senate to reconvene later today as shutdown continues

washington -- congress made little progress saturday toward agreeing on a spending bill to reopen the government the day after funding lapsed, as republicans and democrats spent most of an unusual saturday session blaming each other.





north hempstead creating cultural master plan, a first on li

officials in the town of north hempstead are developing a cultural master plan, the first in town history and the only such plan under development on long island.





lawmakers, civil group criticize proposed link at kings park

smithtown opposition is hardening against a proposed long island sound crossing that would link kings park to connecticut.





state testing for 1,4-dioxane on li off to a slow start

new york officials last february announced that long island would be the starting point for a plan to test groundwater at all state superfund sites for the possible carcinogen 1,4-dioxane, but at the end of 2017 less than 20 percent of the hazardous-waste sites in nassau and suffolk counties had been screened, according to data obtained by newsday.