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What to expect on Long Island in 2019

From new laws, notable court cases and leadership changes to business openings, farewell concerts and groundbreakings, here is a sneak peek into Long Island's future.

Let's take a look at some of the

Let's take a look at some of the court cases, events, developments and other news Long Islanders can expect in 2019. Photo Credit: Composite photo; (Top, from left to right) James Carbone; Jim McIsaac; Howard Schnapp; (Bottom, from left to right) Getty Images / Paul Kane; Gersh Academy; AP / Invision/ Evan Agostini; Alan Raia

What does the future hold for Long Island? While we can’t predict how much snow the Island will get this winter or whether 2019 will be the year the Islanders win the Stanley Cup, here are some key developments and events we can expect in the new year.

January New laws, the Manganos trial, more Isles games

Sometime in early 2019: Possible LIRR fare hike, changes to a town board

February New commuter service, LIers up for Grammys

March A last chance to see KISS live, village elections

Sometime in the spring Awaiting Baby Schumer, a new dog park

April LI's book of the year, big Ducks season

May Course change for LI Marathon, Spota's trial

June The LIRR strike, LI's version of 'Comic Con'

July Shuttered school's new purpose, Great South Bay music festival

August Walt's bicentennial birthday, LIer performs at Jones Beach

September Two new schools with focus on animals

Sometime in the fall Suffolk's first bike path

October LGBTQ festival

November Bellone, Singas up for re-election

December A new pro sports team, time capsule burial

Sometime in 2019 . . . Garvies Point development, more Chick-fil-A

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