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From the picturesque scenes of Long Island to the iconic sights of New York City, Newsday photographers capture images telling the stories of the people and places of the region. Here are some of the most compelling photos.

Gregg Lehmann of Malvern takes advantage of the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Gregg Lehmann of Malvern takes advantage of the good weather to play a game of Beach Volleyball in the sands along Pacific Blvd. in Long Beach on Monday, April 23, 2018.

Suffolk County Police Officer Theresa Palmer kisses her
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Suffolk County Police Officer Theresa Palmer kisses her son, Canaan, 2, following the commencement exercises of the 171st Recruit Class of the Suffolk County Police Department at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood Friday, April 20, 2018. Palmer was one of 80 Suffolk County Police Department recruits to graduate Friday.

Wildine Charlo 19, of Valley Stream, looks for
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Wildine Charlo 19, of Valley Stream, looks for a dress as the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society and The Nassau County Association of Women Police host A Dream Prom Boutique on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Freeport.

Wildine Charlo 19, of Valley Stream, looks for
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Wildine Charlo 19, of Valley Stream, looks for a dress as the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society and The Nassau County Association of Women Police host A Dream Prom Boutique on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in Freeport.

A PESG worker demonstrating what happens when a
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A PESG worker demonstrating what happens when a live power line hits a fence at the training facility in Hicksville Wednesday April 18, 2018. Media will have the opportunity to ask questions, try on personal protective equipment and go up in a PSEG Long Island bucket truck. As part of the event, PSEG Long Island will also provide an interactive presentation demonstrating the dangers associated with working on or around high voltage wires, and the importance of staying away from downed power lines.

Regina Benzing, a reading teacher at Lenox School
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Regina Benzing, a reading teacher at Lenox School in Baldwin, reacts as she is surprised by her son, U.S. Air Force Fuels Specialist Eric Benzing, during what she believed was going to be the school's "Student of the Month" assembly Wednesday, April 18, 2018. This was Eric's first visit home since his deployment last summer.

U.S. Air Force Fuels Specialist Eric Benzing embraces
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

U.S. Air Force Fuels Specialist Eric Benzing embraces his mother, reading teacher Regina Benzing, after surprising her at Lenox School in Baldwin Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Eric reunited with his mom for the first time since his deployment last summer as students gathered for the school's "Student of the Month" assembly.

U.S. Air Force Fuels Specialist Eric Benzing surprises
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

U.S. Air Force Fuels Specialist Eric Benzing surprises his mom, reading teacher Regina Benzing, at Lenox School in Baldwin Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Eric reunited with his mom for the first time since his deployment last summer as students gathered for the school's "Student of the Month" assembly.

An eighth-grade science class learned about parts of
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

An eighth-grade science class learned about parts of the brain at Great Hollow Middle School in Nesconset on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Students used tiny flags to label a sheep brain.

Jenna Mirabile, Julia Troy and Derek Shumer learn
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Jenna Mirabile, Julia Troy and Derek Shumer learn about parts of the brain at Great Hollow Middle School in Nesconset on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Their eighth-grade science class labeled a sheep brain and compared it with the human brain.

A fisherman spent a cloudy afternoon casting at
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

A fisherman spent a cloudy afternoon casting at Stump Pond in Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Andrew Foote and Andrianne Hick model as a
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Andrew Foote and Andrianne Hick model as a pilot and air host Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the lobby of the new hotel looking toward the JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport.

Andrew Foote and Andrianne Hick model as a
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Andrew Foote and Andrianne Hick model as a pilot and air host Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the lobby of the new hotel looking toward the JetBlue terminal at Kennedy Airport.

Vinny Albanese of North Babylon helps his sons
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Vinny Albanese of North Babylon helps his sons Jonathan, 4, and Jerry, 2, prepare to fly a kite at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Jonathan Albanese, 4, of North Babylon, 4, flies
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jonathan Albanese, 4, of North Babylon, 4, flies a kite with his family at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Dr. Aletha Maybank, a deputy commissioner of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Dr. Aletha Maybank, a deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, sheds a tear Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, as workers remove the Central Park monument to Dr. James Marion Sims, who experimented on black female slaves in the 19th century.

Workers on Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, remove the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Workers on Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, remove the Central Park monument to Dr. James Marion Sims, who experimented on black female slaves in the 19th century.

Workers on Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, remove the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Workers on Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, remove the Central Park monument to Dr. James Marion Sims, who experimented on black female slaves in the 19th century.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks about a plan
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks about a plan to bolster artificial reefs around Long Island, during a news conference Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo embraces Oyster Bay Supervisor
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo embraces Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino after a news conference Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo greets Victoria Fortunato of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo greets Victoria Fortunato of St. James and her 16-month-old daughter, Lydia, after a news conference Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park.

Meghan Vecchione, right, a pitcher for Calhoun High
Photo Credit: James Escher

Meghan Vecchione, right, a pitcher for Calhoun High School in Merrick, is congratulated by teammate Jennifer Imhof after striking out a Baldwin High School batter to end the top of the first inning in a game at Calhoun on Saturday. April 14, 2018. Vecchione tossed a shutout as she struck out 15 batters in Calhoun's 9-0 win.

People relax on the benches in Washington Square
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

People relax on the benches in Washington Square Park in Manhattan on a beautiful spring day on April 14, 2018.

On a beautiful spring day, Julia Aromatis, along
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

On a beautiful spring day, Julia Aromatis, along with a group of friends from NYU, relax on the lawn in Washington Square Park in Manhattan on April 14, 2018.

Counterterrorism police in Times Square in Manhattan on
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Counterterrorism police in Times Square in Manhattan on April 14, 2018.

Counterterrorism police in Times Square in Manhattan on
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Counterterrorism police in Times Square in Manhattan on April 14, 2018.

Catalina Schaible of Wading River shares ice cream
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Catalina Schaible of Wading River shares ice cream with Jack and Silas Katris of Huntington on a warm spring day in Northport on April 14, 2018.

Marypat Takacs of Riverhead, center, who wears an
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Marypat Takacs of Riverhead, center, who wears an artificial pancreas, participates in The March for Science in Riverhead on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Veronica Hansen, 7, marches down Broadway in Manhattan
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Veronica Hansen, 7, marches down Broadway in Manhattan with her mother, Gretchen, in the second annual March For Science on April, 14, 2018.

Peter Siddons of Cutchogue participates in The March
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Peter Siddons of Cutchogue participates in The March for Science in Riverhead on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Janet Ryan of Smithtown, left, Pat Ruckel of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Janet Ryan of Smithtown, left, Pat Ruckel of Ronkonkoma, and Bonnie Egger of Bayside ride their horses, Majic, Four Time Joey, and Sir, respectively, at Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Joseph Wolpin of Long Beach tries his luck
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Joseph Wolpin of Long Beach tries his luck fishing at Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Bonnie Egger of Bayside, left, Janet Ryan of
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Bonnie Egger of Bayside, left, Janet Ryan of Smithtown and Pat Ruckel of Ronkonkoma ride their horses, Sir, Majic and Four Time Joey, respectively, at Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Freddy Barilla of Carle Place, 10, gets some
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Freddy Barilla of Carle Place, 10, gets some help from his father, Fred, while fishing at Connetquot River State Park Preserve in Oakdale on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Sebastian Irizarry, left, Emmanuel Beauge and Joshua Moodie,
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sebastian Irizarry, left, Emmanuel Beauge and Joshua Moodie, along with other members of Rhythm of the Knight from Uniondale High School, rehearse on Friday, April 13, 2018, for their performance at an upcoming national competition in Chicago.

People go out in rowboats on The Lake
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

People go out in rowboats on The Lake in Central Park in Manhattan on one of the warmest days so far this year on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Flowers frame people in rowboats on The Lake
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Flowers frame people in rowboats on The Lake in Central Park in Manhattan on one of the warmest days so far this year on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Sebastian Irizarry, left, Emmanuel Beauge and Joshua Moodie
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sebastian Irizarry, left, Emmanuel Beauge and Joshua Moodie along with other members of Rhythm of the Knight from Uniondale High School, rehearse on Friday, April 13, 2018, for their performance at an upcoming national competition in Chicago.

Firefighters from the Wyandanch Volunteer Fire Co. battle
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Firefighters from the Wyandanch Volunteer Fire Co. battle a blaze at a Valley Forge Drive home in Wheatley Heights on April 12.

Firefighters from the Wyandanch Volunteer Fire Co. extinguished
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Firefighters from the Wyandanch Volunteer Fire Co. extinguished a fire at a Valley Forge Drive home in Wheatley Heights on April 12.

A Civil War-era canon is fired during a
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A Civil War-era canon is fired during a hands-on history lesson with Civil War re-enactors at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station on April 12.

Kedar Virgil, a junior at Walt Whitman High
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Kedar Virgil, a junior at Walt Whitman High School in Huntington Station, loads a Civil War-era canon, during a hands-on history lesson with Civil War re-enactors at the high school on April 12.

An osprey lands on a new nesting platform
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

An osprey lands on a new nesting platform atop a 50-foot pole installed by PSEG Long Island on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, along Route 24 in Riverside. PSEG had removed a nest on a nearby power pole two days earlier after receiving reports of arcing wires.

Peggy Latorre of West Babylon helps her 2-year-old
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Peggy Latorre of West Babylon helps her 2-year-old son Keith Finn to fly his kite at Belmont Lake State Park on the afternoon of April 11, 2018.

Suffolk Police Officer Donald Dillon arrives at his
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Suffolk Police Officer Donald Dillon arrives at his Farmingdale home on April 11, 2018, after being in rehabilitation since being injured in early March after being hit head on in his cruiser by a SUV driven a by a suspected drug-impaired driver.

Suffolk Police Officer Donald Dillon arrives at his
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Suffolk Police Officer Donald Dillon arrives at his Farmingdale home on April 11, 2018, after being in rehabilitation since being injured in early March after being hit head on in his cruiser by a SUV driven a by a suspected drug-impaired driver.

From left, former principal and mentor Linda Friedman,
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz

From left, former principal and mentor Linda Friedman, mentor Jodi Hoffman, mentee Valentina Goris, 10, mentor Steve Sulsky and mentee Johnny Reyes, 10, celebrate winning a game of 20 Questions on March 28 at the LIKE (Lawyers Involved in Kids' Education) mentoring program at Walnut Street Elementary School in Uniondale.

Rashida Scott, 17, right, with her mentor, Nia
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Rashida Scott, 17, right, with her mentor, Nia Thompson, talk in the hallway on March 23 at Baldwin High School.

Rashida Scott, 17, right, with her mentor, Nia
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Rashida Scott, 17, right, with her mentor, Nia Thompson, seen here on March 28, regularly meet and talk in a private room in the library at Baldwin High School.

Brothers Liam, 6, left, and James Santarpia, 4,
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Brothers Liam, 6, left, and James Santarpia, 4, devour their ice cream on Tuesday during Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's on Main Street in Huntington. Donations are encouraged and will benefit TRI Community & Youth Agency, serving youth in the school districts of Huntington, South Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor.

Lashaneen Sease, 10, of Huntington, devours her ice
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Lashaneen Sease, 10, of Huntington, devours her ice cream with friends on Tuesday during Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's on Main Street in Huntington. Although cones were free, donations were encouraged and benefited Tri Community & Youth Agency, serving youth in the school districts of Huntington, South Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor, where Sease attends programs.

Mikayla Blizzard, 6, of Huntington, devours her ice
Photo Credit: Danielle Silverman

Mikayla Blizzard, 6, of Huntington, devours her ice cream on Tuesday during Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's on Main Street in Huntington. Although cones were free, donations were encouraged and benefited Tri Community & Youth Agency, serving youth in the school districts of Huntington, South Huntington and Cold Spring Harbor.

Jayshawn Gaines, 8, of Long Beach, practices a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jayshawn Gaines, 8, of Long Beach, practices a break-dancing move on the boardwalk Tuesday.

Friends Mike Lettow and Katie Megiel of Lindenhurst
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Friends Mike Lettow and Katie Megiel of Lindenhurst ride their skateboards along the boardwalk on Tuesday in Long Beach.

Jayshawn Gaines, 8, of Long Beach, practices a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jayshawn Gaines, 8, of Long Beach, practices a break-dancing move on the boardwalk Tuesday.

Kaitlyn Martin holds a cake on Tuesday for
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Kaitlyn Martin holds a cake on Tuesday for Anthony Spinetta who is turning 103 at the Reddy Care in Great Neck.

Anthony Spinetta, who is turning 103, is surprised
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Anthony Spinetta, who is turning 103, is surprised with a birthday cake on Tuesday at the Reddy Care facility in Great Neck.

Newly promoted police officers take the oath during
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Newly promoted police officers take the oath during a promotion ceremony on Tuesday inside the Van Nostrand Theatre at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

Suffolk County Police Acting Commissioner Geraldine Hart, places
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County Police Acting Commissioner Geraldine Hart, places a sergeant's shield on Brian T. Severin,, after he was promoted from officer to sergeant during a promotion ceremony on Tuesday inside the Van Nostrand Theatre at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

A fully electric school bus is on display
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

A fully electric school bus is on display at the Bird Bus Center on Tuesday in Plainview. Bird Bus Sales & Service is the first in its industry to offer a school bus that is 100 percent electric.

Jessica Tollkuhn of Huntington holds up her son,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jessica Tollkuhn of Huntington holds up her son, Linus, 3, as he peers through binoculars on the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Sunday.

Felicia Baruch embraces family and friends during a
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Felicia Baruch embraces family and friends during a street dedication ceremony on Sunday for LABS Lane, in memory of her daughter, Lauren, in Smithtown. The street was dedicated in honor of Lauren Baruch, Amy Grabina, Brittney Schulman, and Stephanie Belli, the four young women who were killed in a 2015 limo crash in Cutchogue.

Members of the Rockville Centre Fire Department respond
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Members of the Rockville Centre Fire Department respond to a car fire on Monday in the southbound lanes of Penninsula Boulevard in Rockville Centre.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and Hempstead Town Supervisor
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, and Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, greet each other on Sunday after a rally at IBEW Local 1049 in Holtsville.

Adam Spitaliere, 4, of Wading River, is surprised
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Adam Spitaliere, 4, of Wading River, is surprised with a visit from Disney princesses from Spoonful of Sugar Entertainment, who were sent by Suffolk County's Make-a-Wish Chapter in Wading River on Sunday. Adam has Angelman syndrome, which is an unforgiving neurological disorder that will affect him for the rest of his life. The Disney princesses told him that his wish to visit them in Disney World had been granted.

Participants pray after an event at the African
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Participants pray after an event at the African Museum of Nassau County in Hempstead on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Judge Dunson, 6, of West Hempstead, watches his
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Judge Dunson, 6, of West Hempstead, watches his mom, Zynah Brooks, have fun at Hempstead Lake State Park on Saturday afternoon, April 7, 2018.

Judge Dunson, 6, of West Hempstead, plays at
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Judge Dunson, 6, of West Hempstead, plays at Hempstead Lake State Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Worshippers pray during Orthodox Good Friday services as
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Worshippers pray during Orthodox Good Friday services as the Epitaphios, a religious icon, is taken through Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington on April 6, 2018.

A worshipper kisses the Epitaphios, a religious icon,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A worshipper kisses the Epitaphios, a religious icon, during Orthodox Good Friday services at Archangel Michael Church in Port Washington on April 6, 2018.

A group of 60 new Nassau County police
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

A group of 60 new Nassau County police recruits were sworn in during a ceremony Friday, April 6, 2018, at NCPD headquarters in Mineola.

A group of 60 new Nassau County police
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

A group of 60 new Nassau County police recruits were sworn in Friday, April 6, 2018, at NCPD headquarters in Mineola.

Workers perform maintenance on train
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Workers perform maintenance on train "trucks" at New York City Transit's 207th Street overhaul shop in Inwood on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Workers perform maintenance on a No. 1 train
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Workers perform maintenance on a No. 1 train car at New York City Transit's 207th Street overhaul shop in Inwood on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe's coffin is carried out after
Photo Credit: Kim Klement

Capt. Andreas O'Keeffe's coffin is carried out after his funeral Mass at Incarnation Roman Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, April 6, 2018. O'Keeffe, 37, of Center Moriches was one of four members of the Long Island-based 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard who, with three other U.S. service members, were killed in a March 15 helicopter crash in Iraq.

Longtime friends Tom Baumann, 61, of Valley Stream
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Longtime friends Tom Baumann, 61, of Valley Stream and John Scandaglia, 64, of Merrick, play a friendly but competitive game of bocce at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Charles Pierre-Louis, 14, of Valley Stream, performs a
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Charles Pierre-Louis, 14, of Valley Stream, performs a bike trick at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park in Valley Stream on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Bella Mak, 5 of East Meadow, admires her
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Bella Mak, 5 of East Meadow, admires her Hello Kitty kite at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Ryan Retzlaff, 13 of Freeport, takes a swing
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Ryan Retzlaff, 13 of Freeport, takes a swing at the driving range at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Pet shop owner Joe Carpinone is consoled by
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Pet shop owner Joe Carpinone is consoled by a friend after firefighters extinguished a blaze at Aquarium and Pets in Centereach on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Pet shop owner Linda Carpinone, left, is consoled
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Pet shop owner Linda Carpinone, left, is consoled after firefighters extinguished a blaze at Aquarium and Pets in Centereach on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Shamika Gonzalez is consoled by her brother Roberto
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Shamika Gonzalez is consoled by her brother Roberto Gonzalez during a Rockaway Beach, Queens, vigil for her daughter Bella Edwards, 3, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Bella was abused and ultimately killed by her stepfather, authorities said.

Shamika Gonzalez is consoled during a Rockaway Beach,
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Shamika Gonzalez is consoled during a Rockaway Beach, Queens, vigil for her daughter Bella Edwards, 3, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Bella was abused and ultimately killed by her stepfather, authorities said.

A woman is caught in a downpour after
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman is caught in a downpour after paying the parking meter on Wellwood Road in Lindenhurst on Wednesday April 4, 2018.

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit's graduating
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit's graduating class conduct a short repel from a helicopter during a ceremony after eight months of specialized training at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, April 4, 2018. Members of Emergency Service Unit combine skills and expert level training to resolve dangerous situations and assist fellow police officers.

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit's graduating
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit's graduating class perform a simulated assault on a bus during a ceremony after eight months of specialized training at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, April 4, 2018. Members of Emergency Service Unit combine skills and expert level training to resolve dangerous situations and assist fellow police officers.

NYPD Emergency Service Unit Det. Joseph Tennariello claps
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

NYPD Emergency Service Unit Det. Joseph Tennariello claps while his wife, Janie, hugs him as their son, Joseph, graduated from eight months of NYPD ESU specialized training at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, April 4, 2018. ESU members combine skills and expert level training to resolve dangerous situations and assist fellow police officers.

Kevin Thorbourne, Director of Minority Affairs at the
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Kevin Thorbourne, Director of Minority Affairs at the Village of Huntington, participates in a new nationally touring "It Can Wait" virtual reality simulator sponsored by AT&T to commemorate Distracted Driving Awareness Month, April 3, 2018.

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on
Photo Credit: Lou Minutoli

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Redmont Road in West Hempstead, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

A volunteer firefighter from West Hempstead works to

A volunteer firefighter from West Hempstead works to extinguish a house fire on Redmont Road, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Members of the FDNY outside of the Commack
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Members of the FDNY outside of the Commack firehouse during the wake for Air National Guard Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, on March 30, 2018. Raguso, who was also an FDNY lieutenant and a volunteer Commack firefighter, was killed after his helicopter went down in Iraq near the Syria border while he was serving with the Guard's 106th Rescue Wing.

The body of Christopher Raguso is driven to
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

The body of Christopher Raguso is driven to the cemetery after his funeral at St. Joseph Church in Kings Park on March 31, 2018. Raguso, a lieutenant in the FDNY and a master sergeant in the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, was killed after his helicopter went down in Iraq near the Syria border while he was serving with the Guard's 106th Rescue Wing.

Accompanied by her two young daughters, Carmella Raguso,
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Accompanied by her two young daughters, Carmella Raguso, center, the wife of Christopher Raguso, mourns for her husband during his funeral at St. Joseph Church in Kings Park on March 31, 2018. Raguso, a lieutenant in the FDNY, a volunteer firefighter in Commack and a master sergeant in the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, was killed after his helicopter went down in Iraq near the Syria border while he was serving with the Guard's 106th Rescue Wing.

Cindy Shin of Hauppauge fixes her daughter Celeste's
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Cindy Shin of Hauppauge fixes her daughter Celeste's bow, 3, while at Old Westbury Gardens on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon, March 31, 2018.

Cindy Shin of Hauppauge treats her daughter Celeste,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Cindy Shin of Hauppauge treats her daughter Celeste, 3, to a lollipop while at Old Westbury Gardens on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon, March 31, 2018.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini speaks outside
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini speaks outside the courtroom where Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale was arraigned at Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini speaks outside
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini speaks outside the courtroom where Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale was arraigned at Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale is escorted
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale is escorted out of Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip after being arraigned on a second-degree burglary charge on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale is escorted
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Suffolk County District Judge Robert Cicale is escorted out of Suffolk County District Court in Central Islip after being arraigned on a second-degree burglary charge on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Kevin Keating, Edward Mangano's defense attorney, moves a
Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang

Kevin Keating, Edward Mangano's defense attorney, moves a box of documents in a vehicle outside the federal courthouse in Central Islip Thursday.

Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano leaves federal
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano leaves federal court in Central Islip with his attorney Kevin Keating of Garden City on Thursday.

Danny, 10, son of Aura Hernandez, leads the
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Danny, 10, son of Aura Hernandez, leads the march Thursday to the Fourth Universalist Church on Central Park West for a rally in support of his mother who is living there to avoid ICE deportation.

A member of the clergy washes Aura Hernandez's
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

A member of the clergy washes Aura Hernandez's feet at Fourth Universalist Church on Central Park West after a rally in support of her on Thursday. Hernandez is living there to avoid deportation by ICE.

Aura Hernandez holds her daughter Camila as she
Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner

Aura Hernandez holds her daughter Camila as she sits with another family member inside the Fourth Universalist Church on Central Park West during a rally Thursday in support of her. She is living inside the church to avoid deportation.

A seagulls finds a crab at the boat
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A seagulls finds a crab at the boat basin while feeding at Robert Moses State Park Thursday.

Seagulls in a tug-of-war for a piece of
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Seagulls in a tug-of-war for a piece of crab meat while feeding at Robert Moses State Park Thursday.

Micah Isley, 25, of Oyster Bay, strolls with
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Micah Isley, 25, of Oyster Bay, strolls with his daughter Freya, 18 months,and his dog Maple, on a quiet overcast day at Sagamore Hill Historic Site in Oyster Bay on Thursday.

Sisters Kenzi, 5, and Kelbi Fuhrmann, 7, of
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Sisters Kenzi, 5, and Kelbi Fuhrmann, 7, of Oyster Bay, pick up litter with their mom Karah Fuhrmann as they walk on the nature trail at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, Thursday.

Sisters Kelbi, 7, left, and Kenzi Fuhrmann, 5,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Sisters Kelbi, 7, left, and Kenzi Fuhrmann, 5, right, of Oyster Bay, pick up litter with their mom Karah Fuhrmann as they walk on the nature trail at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay Thursday.

Girl Scouts Maggie Guder of Stewart Manor, 8,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Girl Scouts Maggie Guder of Stewart Manor, 8, Valentina Buffalino of Garden City, 7, and Katie Lehan of West Hempstead, 8, pass cookies down an assembly line during the 13th Annual Operation Cookie sendoff at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County office in Garden City Thursday.

Girl Scouts pass along boxes of cookies down
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Girl Scouts pass along boxes of cookies down an assembly line during the 13th Annual Operation Cookie sendoff at the Girl Scouts of Nassau County office in Garden City Thursday.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran delivers the State
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran delivers the State of the County Address at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Wednesday evening.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran delivers the State
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran delivers the State of the County Address at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Wednesday evening.

Wearing a wet suit and protecting her camera
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Wearing a wet suit and protecting her camera in a waterproof housing, Brooklyn photographer Karolina Wojtasik wades into the ocean to photograph surfers who were taking advantage of the waves at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays on Tuesday.

Karolina Wojtasik looks at the images in her
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Karolina Wojtasik looks at the images in her camera as she photographs surfers as they take advantage of the waves at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays on Tuesday. The Brooklyn photographer is documenting area surfers for a project.

Jette Siemers, 13, and her brother Hannes, 9,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Jette Siemers, 13, and her brother Hannes, 9, race in the sand on Coopers Beach in Southampton, during a visit from Germany on Monday.

Molly Glueckert, 18 months, of Farmingdale, collects Easter
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Molly Glueckert, 18 months, of Farmingdale, collects Easter eggs containing prizes with her dad Bill Glueckert, at Stew Leonard's in Farmingdale on Tuesday.

David Dean, 17, of Manhattan rides a modified
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz

David Dean, 17, of Manhattan rides a modified scooter at the Hudson River Park in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Brandon Soto of Brooklyn skates at the Hudson
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Brandon Soto of Brooklyn skates at the Hudson River Park in Manhattan on Tuesday.

Students at Westbury High School chant
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Students at Westbury High School chant "Enough is Enough" during a news conference outside their school Tuesday demanding that state officials address the lack of state aid the district is slated to receive.

Students at Westbury High School raise their hands
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Students at Westbury High School raise their hands when asked who will be voting in November, during a news conference Tuesday outside their school demanding that state officials address the lack of state aid the district is slated to receive.

Firefighters at the scene of heavy fire at
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Firefighters at the scene of heavy fire at a home at 636 Bayview Ave. in North Bellport that broke out around 2:20 p.m. Monday. The homeowner came out and called the fire department. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters battle flames at 636 Bayview Ave. in
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Firefighters battle flames at 636 Bayview Ave. in North Bellport on Monday afternoon.

Hardik Sanghvi, and his son Rishi, 7, pray
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Hardik Sanghvi, and his son Rishi, 7, pray together to honor victims of the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, at Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Melville, on Sunday.

Roosevelt High School band director Frank Abel gets
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Roosevelt High School band director Frank Abel gets a hug from Nichelle Rivers, director of grants at the high school, after she unveiled an impression of Abel Saturday at the Roosevelt Public Library annual Women's Tea.

Roosevelt High School band director Frank Abel wipes
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Roosevelt High School band director Frank Abel wipes his tears at an event felicitating him on his long career as a maestro Saturday, at the Roosevelt Public Library annual Women's Tea.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran in her office
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran in her office in Mineola on Tuesday.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran speaks in her
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran speaks in her office in Mineola on Tuesday.

Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter delivers the
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Town of Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter delivers the State of the Town address at Islip Town Hall on Tuesday.

Baldwin's Jayda Watts, left, reacts with team manager
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Baldwin's Jayda Watts, left, reacts with team manager Jenelle Thompson, who hugs Kaia Harrison, right, after a 58-49 win against Christ the King in the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions Class A A girls final basketball game Saturday in upstate Glens Falls.

Baldwin players celebrate a 58-49 win against Christ
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Baldwin players celebrate a 58-49 win against Christ the King in the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions Class A A girls final basketball game Saturday in upstate Glens Falls.

Peter Volpe, 6, of Point Lookout, plays on
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Peter Volpe, 6, of Point Lookout, plays on the beach at Point Lookout with his family nearby on Friday.

Peter Volpe, 6, of Point Lookout, plays on
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Peter Volpe, 6, of Point Lookout, plays on the beach in Point Lookout while enjoying the sunshine with his family, Friday afternoon.

Zorn owner Merrill Zorn at her Bethpage facility
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Zorn owner Merrill Zorn at her Bethpage facility Thursday. Zorn, is the fourth-generation owner of the takeout food and catering outlet, a favorite of many Long Island families for the past 80 years.

Zorn owner Merrill Zorn at her Bethpage facility
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Zorn owner Merrill Zorn at her Bethpage facility Thursda. Zorn, is the fourth-generation owner of the popular takeout food and catering outlet.

Ronkonkoma resident Jen Boneta scales a wall with
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Ronkonkoma resident Jen Boneta scales a wall with the assistance of Gravity Vault instructor Christopher Quigley while Boneta's son Michael, 10, and daughter Sofia, 9, wait at the indoor rock-wall climbing facility in Melville on Thursday.

Ronkonkoma resident Sofia Boneta, 9, scales a wall
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Ronkonkoma resident Sofia Boneta, 9, scales a wall at the indoor rock-wall climbing facility in Melville Thursday.

Residents near the proposed Islanders arena in Belmont
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Residents near the proposed Islanders arena in Belmont had an opportunity to sound off during an environmental impact hearing in Elmont on Thursday.

Marybeth Ruscica, a retiree from Floral Park, speaks
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Marybeth Ruscica, a retiree from Floral Park, speaks about her concerns on the proposed Islanders arena during an environmental impact hearing in Elmont, Thursday.

Skii Douglas, 7, shovels snow out of her
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Skii Douglas, 7, shovels snow out of her grandmother's driveway with her uncle Azim Hamilton, in front of the home on Spur Drive North in Bay Shore on Thursday after nearly 2 feet of snow fell.

Samantha Schnitzer uses a shovel to dig out
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Samantha Schnitzer uses a shovel to dig out from over a foot of snow in front of her Holbrook home on Patchogue-Holbrook Road on Thursday. A spring snowstorm dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow. Schnitzer, a teacher in the Freeport school district, said she had to get to work because the school didn't close.

A surfer at a snowy Long Beach on
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A surfer at a snowy Long Beach on March 21, 2018.

Surfer Jon Can at Long Beach on March
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Surfer Jon Can at Long Beach on March 21, 2018.

Surfer Danny Collins on the boardwalk at Long
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Surfer Danny Collins on the boardwalk at Long Beach on March 21, 2018.

Bela Babin,10, of Germany tastes snow falling on
Photo Credit: Marisol Diaz-Gordon

Bela Babin,10, of Germany tastes snow falling on him near Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on March 21, 2018.

James Hoyt, 16, left and Anakin Mignone, 17,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

James Hoyt, 16, left and Anakin Mignone, 17, both of Southold, spend time at the North Fork Roasting Co. in Southold on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

From left, Kaitlin Morris of Aquebogue, Laura Mayo
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

From left, Kaitlin Morris of Aquebogue, Laura Mayo of Southold, and Kyle Wilkens of Riverhead, practice yoga at The Giving Room in Southold on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Legis. Robert Trotta, left, and Legis. Kevin McCaffrey
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Legis. Robert Trotta, left, and Legis. Kevin McCaffrey chat during a meeting at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Legislators Rudy Sunderman, left, and Tom Muratore at
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Legislators Rudy Sunderman, left, and Tom Muratore at a meeting at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Anthony DiChiara, hugs his daughter, Carmela Raguso, during
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Anthony DiChiara, hugs his daughter, Carmela Raguso, during a memorial bunting ceremony for her husband, FDNY Lt. Christopher Raguso, at FDNY Engine Company 249/Ladder Company 113, Brooklyn, on March 20, 2018. Raguso, who served as a flight engineer in the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq early this month.

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