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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.

Long Beach's Elijah Rodriguez, top, wrestles St. Anthony`s
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Long Beach's Elijah Rodriguez, top, wrestles St. Anthony`s Maguire Horl in the semifinals of the Division I 220-pound weight class during the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

Vito Rodriguez at his Baldwin Harbor home Saturday
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Vito Rodriguez at his Baldwin Harbor home Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. Rodriguez is the brother of Monica Rodriguez Smith, who died in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing

Volunteer firefighters from the Lindenhurst Fire Department battle
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the Lindenhurst Fire Department battle a house fire on 34th Street in Lindenhurst early Thursday morning, Feb. 22, 2017.

Sandy Thomas holds open her 1964 Centralian Year
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Sandy Thomas holds open her 1964 Centralian Year Book from Central State College (now known as Central State University, at her home in Wheatley Heights on Feb. 21, 2018 showing photos from a civil rights protest Thomas attended in March 1964, along with students from Central State College, Wilberforce University and Antioch College. They were demonstrating against a Yellow Springs, Ohio barber who refused to cut Negro hair. The photos were taken by then Antioch College student CJ Pressma, a staff photographer of the Antioch College Record.

Long Beach's Elijah Rodriguez, top, wrestles St. Anthony`s
Photo Credit: Adrian Kraus

Long Beach's Elijah Rodriguez, top, wrestles St. Anthony`s Maguire Horl in the semifinals of the Division I 220-pound weight class during the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

A woman jogs on the rain-soaked Long Beach
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A woman jogs on the rain-soaked Long Beach boardwalk on this inclement morning, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

A man exercises on a rain-soaked Long Beach
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man exercises on a rain-soaked Long Beach boardwalk Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas speaks about
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas speaks about the Woman's Opportunity Rehabilitation Center program, which offers females convicted of certain crimes an alternative to incarceration, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Mineola.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas speaks about
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas speaks about the Woman's Opportunity Rehabilitation Center program, which offers females convicted of certain crimes an alternative to incarceration, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Mineola.

With the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge in the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

With the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge in the background, a large flock of birds takes to the air over the Great South Bay in this view from Heckscher State Park in East Islip on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018.

A man strolls along a path in Eisenhower
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A man strolls along a path in Eisenhower Park in the inclement weather on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, in East Meadow.

Makhia Effs, center, and his Malverne teammates celebrate
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Makhia Effs, center, and his Malverne teammates celebrate their 60-55 win over Oyster Bay in the Nassau Class B boys basketball final on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War members Scott McKendrick, 58, of Bayport, Joseph Vermaelen, 54, of Bayport, in first row; and Thomas Badamo, 55, of Patchogue, and Paul Brinkman, 52, of Patchogue, in second row, pose in front of "Citizen Soldier Statue, a Civil War monument, on Feb. 22, 2018, in Patchogue. The group is raising funds to restore the statue, which was first erected in the village in 1870 and bears the names of locals who fought in the war.

Forty-eight firearms, assorted illegal knives, military-style containers of
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Forty-eight firearms, assorted illegal knives, military-style containers of ammunition and more than 50 large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, including a 50-round magazine drum, were seized after the arrest of a man for the illegal sale of an AR-15 assault rifle. Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and representatives from the Suffolk County Police Department announced the arrest and seizure from a residence in Patchogue, Feb 22, 2018.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini and representatives from the Suffolk County Police Department announced the arrest of a man for the illegal sale of an AR-15 assault rifle and multiple high capacity magazines out of a residence in Patchogue, Feb 22, 2018. The arrest also resulted in the seizure of 48 firearms, assorted illegal knives, military-style containers of ammunition and more than 50 large capacity ammunition feeding devices, including a 50-round magazine drum.

Suffolk County police commissioner nominee Geraldine Hart greets
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police commissioner nominee Geraldine Hart greets Suffolk County workers after a press conference at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, as police Chief Stuart Cameron, center, and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, look on.

Rob Walker, right, former chief deputy to former
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Rob Walker, right, former chief deputy to former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, arrives at federal court with his lawyer, Brian Griffin, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Suffolk County police commissioner nominee, Geraldine Hart, left,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County police commissioner nominee, Geraldine Hart, left, walks with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and police Chief Stuart Cameron at the H. Lee Dennison county office building in Hauppauge after a news conference on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters from the Lindenhurst Fire Department battle
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Volunteer firefighters from the Lindenhurst Fire Department battle a house fire on 34th Street in Lindenhurst early Thursday morning, Feb. 22, 2018.

Rob Walker, former aide to former Nassau County
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Rob Walker, former aide to former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, walks with his lawyer Brian Griffin out of the Alfonse M. D'Amato United States Courthouse in Central Islip on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, after pleading not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.

Frederick Smith of Hempstead gets in a quick
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Frederick Smith of Hempstead gets in a quick workout in Eisenhower Park on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in East Meadow.

Steve Dav, center, of Wheatley Heights, rakes leaves
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Steve Dav, center, of Wheatley Heights, rakes leaves with is friend Marcus Walker, left, and brother Javon Dav, background, outside their home, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

Steve Dav, center, of Wheatley Heights, rakes leaves
Photo Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

Steve Dav, center, of Wheatley Heights, rakes leaves outside his home, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

James Reisen, 7, from Smithtown runs with a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

James Reisen, 7, from Smithtown runs with a football on Short Beach in Nissequogue on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 during a warm winter's day.

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto signs autographs
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto signs autographs on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, during a spring training workout in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

New York Yankees Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

New York Yankees Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge take the field during Yankee spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

From left: Carissa Delcolle, Demi Zolotas, and Caitlin
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

From left: Carissa Delcolle, Demi Zolotas, and Caitlin McKenna, all 14, and all of Oyster Bay, enjoy the sun on an unseasonably mild day at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Devin Messina, 18, left, and Valentina Petruso, 18,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Devin Messina, 18, left, and Valentina Petruso, 18, both of Hicksville, relax on a beach blanket on a spring-like day at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

On a spring-like day, children play amid bubbles
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

On a spring-like day, children play amid bubbles created by BubbleMan Stephen Duncan in Washington Square Park in Manhattan on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ erected 17
Photo Credit: John Roca

Sayville Congregational United Church of Christ erected 17 small crosses, seen here on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, representing those who died in a Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Feb. 14.

Maleah Scott, 2, of Riverhead splashes in a
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Maleah Scott, 2, of Riverhead splashes in a puddle on a mild winter day in Cochran Park in Peconic on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Caden Walsh, of Huntington, has his face painted
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

Caden Walsh, of Huntington, has his face painted during the Native American Games of the Northwest program held at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve in Glen Cove on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

Max Fontak, right, a Holocaust survivor who lives
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Max Fontak, right, a Holocaust survivor who lives at The Bristal assisted living facility in Westbury, seen here on Feb. 17, 2018, turns 100 on Feb. 25, 2018.

From left, siblings Cassidy McCarthy, 5, Daniel McCarthy,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

From left, siblings Cassidy McCarthy, 5, Daniel McCarthy, 2, and Russell McCarthy, 4, all of West Babylon, enjoy Long Island's Fire, Rescue and EMS Mega Show at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Participants at a rally outside FEMA offices at
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Participants at a rally outside FEMA offices at One World Trade Center urge Congress to increase aid to Puerto Rico on the five-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Feb. 20, 2018.

People activate flip-book-style movies inspired by fairy tales
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

People activate flip-book-style movies inspired by fairy tales as they pump on a handle in LOOP, an interactive artwork on Broadway in Manhattan's Garment District, on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. The artwork consists of six large cylinders that are 7 feet long, 3 feet wide and 9 feet high.

Dr. Venkatesh Sasthakonar, who was accused of assault
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Dr. Venkatesh Sasthakonar, who was accused of assault and felony strangulation, leaves court after all charges were dropped and the case was dismissed on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 in Mineola.

Dr. Venkatesh Sasthakonar, who was accused of assault
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Dr. Venkatesh Sasthakonar, who was accused of assault and felony strangulation, leaves court after all charges were dropped and the case was dismissed on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Mineola.

Peter Curtis Leo, 10, of Southold runs along
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Peter Curtis Leo, 10, of Southold runs along Kenny's Beach in Southold on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018,

From left, Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

From left, Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United co-founder and president; comedian and former waitress Amy Poehler; and restaurant worker Shanita Thomas, attend a rally seeking fair wages for restaurant workers at The Rockefeller Foundation in Manhattan, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.

A woman walks through falling snow at the
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

A woman walks through falling snow at the Syosset LIRR station on Saturday, Feb 17, 2018.

Peter Sharoff of Rockville Centre holds daughter Lila
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Peter Sharoff of Rockville Centre holds daughter Lila Burns-Sharoff, 6, close during a somber vigil at Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth in Rockville Centre, Friday afternoon, Feb 16, 2018, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Community members, local activists and officials came together to condemn gun violence and motivate legislators to make change.

Christine Bingham of Rockville Centre steals a happy
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Christine Bingham of Rockville Centre steals a happy moment with her daughter Maeve, 5, during a somber vigil at Central Synagogue-Beth Emeth in Rockville Centre, Friday afternoon, Feb 16, 2018, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Community members, local activists and officials came together to condemn gun violence and motivate legislators to make change.

Rachel Roberts, left, from Washington, D.C., gets united
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Rachel Roberts, left, from Washington, D.C., gets united with her service dog Gurevitch II. Handing over the leash is Elizabeth Vacchiano during the Give a Dog a Job graduation program in Medford on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Rachel Roberts, left, from Washington, D.C., hugs her
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Rachel Roberts, left, from Washington, D.C., hugs her new service dog Gurevitch II, as Elizabeth Vacchiano, right, looks on during the Give a Dog a Job Graduation Program in Medford on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Sienna Wallach, 3 of Valley Stream, makes a
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Sienna Wallach, 3 of Valley Stream, makes a Strawberry Chocolate Valentine Delight at the LI Children's Museum on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 in Garden City.

Hempstead School board trustee Randy Stith reacts during
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Hempstead School board trustee Randy Stith reacts during a meeting on the district's proposed 2018-19 budget Thursday, Feb 15, 2018.

Hempstead School District acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong makes
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Hempstead School District acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong makes a presentation on the 2018-19 budget during a school board meeting Thursday evening, Feb 15, 2018.

Scott Ross of Freeport, right, and Miali Makelele
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Scott Ross of Freeport, right, and Miali Makelele of Merrick, are reflected in a puddle as they practice their golf swings at the Eisenhower Park driving range in East Meadow Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

Dr. James A. Vosswinkel, trauma medical director at
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Dr. James A. Vosswinkel, trauma medical director at Stony Brook University Hospital, right, and his colleague Colby Rowe Prehospital outreach coordinator for Stony Brook Trauma Center, left, demonstrate how to use a tourniquet on Thursday, Feb 15, 2018.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota, center, attends
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Joe Lhota, center, attends MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford's first monthly MTA committee meeting in Manhattan on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Byford is the former chief executive officer of the Toronto Transit Commission.

Pharmacist Gregory Lachhman administers a flu vaccine shot
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Pharmacist Gregory Lachhman administers a flu vaccine shot to Lily Parra, 18, of Rockville Centre, during a free flu shot drive by Rite Aid at Molloy College on Feb. 15, 2018.

Visitors at the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Visitors at the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City in Manhattan on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

May Moore Primary School first-grade students Gabriel Garcia,
Photo Credit: James Carbone

May Moore Primary School first-grade students Gabriel Garcia, 6, left, Ishmail Hossain, 6, and Stanley Horner, 6, use jump ropes in the gymnasium in the Deer Park school on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The students jumped for an American Heart Association fundraiser which promotes a healthier lifestyle.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, Long Island
Photo Credit: Daniel Goodrich

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, left, Long Island Contractors' Association executive director Marc Herbst and Long Island Association president Kevin Law on Feb. 15, 2018, alongside Route 347 in Nesconset, where they called for the state and federal governments to find funding to repair and renovate the critical artery and other Long Island roads that languish in the state budget.

Joseph Percoco, center, exits a federal courthouse in
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Joseph Percoco, center, exits a federal courthouse in Manhattan on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Percoco, a former top aide to New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is charged with using his clout in return for more than $320,000 in payoffs from a power company executive and two Syracuse developers.

With a bagful of treats, Richard Schantz of
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

With a bagful of treats, Richard Schantz of Kings Park gets a lot of attention from dogs visiting the dog run at Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. Dozens of dogs and their owners congregated at the park Wednesday to socialize on what turned out to be an unseasonably mild afternoon.

Gloria Valentine and Victor Ordonez, both 88, dance
Photo Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas

Gloria Valentine and Victor Ordonez, both 88, dance to Latin music during a Valentine's Day party for members of the Adelante of Suffolk County Senior Citizens program in Brentwood on Wednesday, Feb. 14 2018. Valentine, who met Orodonez at the program, proudly says, "He's my boyfriend." During the party the pair were surprised to learn that they had been chosen to be king and queen of the Puerto Rico Day Parade that will be held in Brentwood in June.

Rose and Charlie Cipolla of Port Washington, who
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Rose and Charlie Cipolla of Port Washington, who have been married for 64 years, kiss after renewing their vows during the Town of North Hempstead's Ninth Annual Valentine's Day Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony at Harbor Links Golf Course in Port Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder holds the
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder holds the gun used in multiple robberies in Nassau County on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Mineola.

James Hind, 5, of Mineola lies on a
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

James Hind, 5, of Mineola lies on a pile of a Lego blocks as workers prepare for the inaugural Lego Live NYC display at Pier 36 on Manhattan on Feb. 14, 2018.

James Hind, 5, and his dad, David Hind,
Photo Credit: Bruce Gilbert

James Hind, 5, and his dad, David Hind, both of Mineola, get a sneak peak of a Lego velociraptor made from 25,000 Lego blocks at the Lego Live NYC display at Pier 36 on Manhattan on Feb. 14, 2018.

Five people were killed in a four-vehicle crash
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Five people were killed in a four-vehicle crash on Route 25 near Woodlot Road in Ridge at about 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Four people died in a car, above, after
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Four people died in a car, above, after a multi-vehicle crash on Route 25 near Woodlot Road in Ridge around 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 14, 2018. A driver of another car was also killed.

Cari Estime of Westbury prays during a Mass
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Cari Estime of Westbury prays during a Mass at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hempstead on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Rose Marie Santilli of Westbury is marked with
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Rose Marie Santilli of Westbury is marked with ashes during a Mass at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hempstead on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Mohammad Rahimi, the father of convicted Chelsea bomber
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Mohammad Rahimi, the father of convicted Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahimi, exits a federal courthouse in Manhattan after his son received a mandatory life prison sentence, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced for planting bombs in 2016 that injured 30 people.

Roscoe Sciuti of West Islip, 17, left, and
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Roscoe Sciuti of West Islip, 17, left, and Matt Passannante of Lake Grove, 16, work together as they craft a metal rose for Valentine's Day in John Akers' welding class at the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Edward J. Milliken Technical Center in Oakdale Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Welding teacher, John Akers, creates a metal rose
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Welding teacher, John Akers, creates a metal rose for Valentine's Day at the Eastern Suffolk BOCES Edward J. Milliken Technical Center in Oakdale Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Christine Valencia, a survivor of an abusive relationship,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Christine Valencia, a survivor of an abusive relationship, embraces her father, John Bollmann, after Christine shared her story during a news conference at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Gwen Wright, executive director of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, rolled out the state agency's new social media campaign on Long Island Tuesday to raise awareness of, and prevent, teen dating violence.

Rene Valdivia, of Copiague, practices his guitar at
Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz

Rene Valdivia, of Copiague, practices his guitar at Tanner Park at Copiague on Feb. 12, 2018.

Raphael Reyes and Christopher Maldonado carry a dragon
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Raphael Reyes and Christopher Maldonado carry a dragon through the halls of Meadowbrook Elementary School as they celebrate Chinese New Year on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, marking the Year of the Dog, in East Meadow.

Bill Gargiulo of Huntington walks his dog, Evangeline,
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Bill Gargiulo of Huntington walks his dog, Evangeline, at Northport Village Park on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

Makayla Connolly, 11, left, a fifth-grader from Bellerose
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Makayla Connolly, 11, left, a fifth-grader from Bellerose Elementary School in East Northport, speaks to World War II veteran Edward Rooney, 99, after handing him a Valentine's Day card at the Northport VA Medical Center Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. The Bellerose Avenue Elementary School chorus performed for veterans as part of the National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans Week. With help from Rep. Tom Suozzi, the students also handed out Valentine's Day cards to veterans.

North Amityville and Amityville firefighters responded to a
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

North Amityville and Amityville firefighters responded to a report of a car fire at a home on North Ronald Drive, just before 2 a.m. Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. The vehicle was fully involved on arrival and damaged the front of the house where it was parked. It took about 15 minutes to extinguish the fire with no reported injuries.

Daniel Ciano, son of slain Suffolk County Police
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

Daniel Ciano, son of slain Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano, donates blood during a blood drive Feb. 10, 2018, hosted by the Commack Fire Department. Daniel was honoring his father, who was killed in February 2009 by a drunken driver who struck his cruiser while he was assisting another officer with a traffic stop.

John Chiquitucto, center, gives blood during a blood
Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

John Chiquitucto, center, gives blood during a blood drive hosted by the Commack Fire Department on Feb. 10, 2018, honoring Suffolk County Police Officer Glen Ciano, who was killed by a drunken driver in 2009.

Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) looks at the
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) looks at the disrepair of the fencing around the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

New Hyde Park resident Alexia Ng, 7, reacts
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

New Hyde Park resident Alexia Ng, 7, reacts after getting her flu shot while sitting on her mother Nicole Yang's lap at the Nassau County Department of Health building in Mineola on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The county provided free flu vaccination shots to combat an unusually severe influenza outbreak nationwide.

Rockville Center resident Thomas Alberi receives his flu
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Rockville Center resident Thomas Alberi receives his flu shot at the Nassau County Department of Health building in Mineola on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The county provided free flu vaccination shots to combat an unusually severe influenza outbreak nationwide.

Alex Lantigua, 5, from Rocky Point practices his
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Alex Lantigua, 5, from Rocky Point practices his two-wheeling skills on a mild winter day at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

Paris Hyde, 8, of Uniondale, takes the wheel
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Paris Hyde, 8, of Uniondale, takes the wheel of a vintage firetruck with cousin Jaden Johnson, 11, of Queens, at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum in Garden City on Saturday, Feb 10, 2018.

Nassau County Police graduate Carly Burke, center, is
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Nassau County Police graduate Carly Burke, center, is congratulated by her two cousins Matthew Fischer, 2, left, and Gavin Benckwit, 4, following the ceremony at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, Thursday, Feb 8, 2018. Recruits completed seven months of intense basic training at the Nassau County Police Academy, and 188 recruits graduated in Thursday's ceremony.

Nicole Oviedo, 20, a Valley Stream student from
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Nicole Oviedo, 20, a Valley Stream student from the Valley Stream Central High School District's Life Skills program for students with special needs, received some pre-prom pampering from her peers in cosmetology class, Friday, Feb 9, 2018. The Life Skills students, who were treated to a total glam treatment with hair, makeup and nails, will be attending a prom called Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Cosmetology students Emani Ross, 16, left, and Jahlya
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Cosmetology students Emani Ross, 16, left, and Jahlya Leone, 16, paint the nails of a special needs student from the Valley Stream Central High School District's Life Skills program, Friday, Feb 9, 2018. The students were treated to pre-prom pampering from their peers in cosmetology class, complete with hair, makeup and nails, before attending a prom called Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Tom Aliberti Jr., 7, leaps into the foam
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Tom Aliberti Jr., 7, leaps into the foam pit at Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Mount Sinai on the evening of Feb. 8, 2018.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks at Teamsters Local
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo speaks at Teamsters Local 282 on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Lake Success.

The Copiague Fire Department was called to a
Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

The Copiague Fire Department was called to a house fire on Ferraris Street about 4 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Firefighters arrived to find a vacant single-story home fully involved. The fire caused most of the house to collapse and took about an hour to bring under control with assistance from the Amityville and North Lindenhurst fire departments and the North Amityville Fire Company. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Joseph Percoco exits a federal courthouse in Manhattan,
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Joseph Percoco exits a federal courthouse in Manhattan, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Percoco, a former top aide to New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, is charged with using his clout in return for more than $320,000 in payoffs from a power company executive and two Syracuse developers.

People walk the boardwalk in Long Beach at
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

People walk the boardwalk in Long Beach at sunset on the afternoon of Feb. 5, 2018.

Ralphie, a 2 1/2 month old puppy enjoys
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Ralphie, a 2 1/2 month old puppy enjoys the sand with his owner Mike Salerno of Long Beach as he visits the shore in Long Beach on Feb. 5, 2018. Ralphie was a rescue from the North Shore Animal League.

Dave Juan braves the cold to surf the
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Dave Juan braves the cold to surf the waters off Long Beach at sunset on the afternoon of Feb. 5, 2018.

Cousins Lucy Caldwell, 15, left, and Mia Caldwell,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Cousins Lucy Caldwell, 15, left, and Mia Caldwell, 11, right, both visiting family on Long Island from Argentina, glide around the ice rink at Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018.

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen presides over
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen presides over a town board meeting, Tuesday Feb 6, 2018.

Vincent Ducharme, field supervisor at Northeast Nurseries in
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

Vincent Ducharme, field supervisor at Northeast Nurseries in Cutchogue checks the inventory height of the Winter Red Winterberry bushes on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.

Anthony Federico, a Rockville Centre police officer, leaves
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Anthony Federico, a Rockville Centre police officer, leaves court, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Mineola. A Nassau judge acquitted the veteran Rockville Centre officer Tuesday of police brutality and other charges, ending a trial that centered on his actions during a struggle with two brothers captured in a cellphone video.

Edwin Perla, 43, center, at his Bay Shore
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Edwin Perla, 43, center, at his Bay Shore home, Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, with daughters Kyla, 10, left, and Nayely, 12, right, speaks to Newsday about his immigration status.

Edwin Perla, 43, at his Bay Shore home,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Edwin Perla, 43, at his Bay Shore home, Saturday, Feb 3, 2018, speaks to Newsday about his immigration status.

John Patrick, 10, of Freeport works with 300
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

John Patrick, 10, of Freeport works with 300 other volunteers at the First Presbyterian Church of Babylon to prepare food to donate 60,000 meals for people in Puerto Rico and elsewhere on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

The Babylon Rotary Club in conjunction with various
Photo Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

The Babylon Rotary Club in conjunction with various other non-profit organizations and 300 volunteers prepare 60,000 meals to donate at one of the largest volunteer events of its kind in Suffolk County at First Presbyterian Church of Babylon Saturday Feb. 3, 2018.

Mackenzie Fitzpatrick of Garden City, 5, receives help
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Mackenzie Fitzpatrick of Garden City, 5, receives help from her mom, Lauren, while crafting a garment out of empty Girl Scout Cookies boxes at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Girl Scouts of Nassau County hosted their own version of "Project Runway" at the mall.

Bianca Whipple of Valley Stream, 8, receives help
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Bianca Whipple of Valley Stream, 8, receives help from her mom, Patricia, while crafting a garment out of empty Girl Scout Cookies boxes at the Westfield Sunrise Mall in Massapequa Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. The Girl Scouts of Nassau County hosted their own version of "Project Runway" at the mall.

Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville
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Bishop John Barres of the Diocese of Rockville Centre speaks with students who greeted him as he arrived at Our Lady of Providence School in Central Islip on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, in recognition of Catholic School Week.

John Barres, Bishop of the Diocese Of Rockville
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John Barres, Bishop of the Diocese Of Rockville Centre exchanges high fives with Andrew Agyeman-Duah, a student at Our Lady of Victory in Floral Park during their Sports Night on the evening of Feb. 1, 2018.

Micheal Brennan, right, and other members of FREE
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Micheal Brennan, right, and other members of FREE Players Drum & Bugle Corps perform during their regular practice in a gym of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. headquarters in Old Bethpage, on Feb. 2, 2018. They have been chosen to perform at the New York Open at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

A black cat moves in as deer feed
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A black cat moves in as deer feed at East Islip Marina Park Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

People share a kiss inside the heart opening
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People share a kiss inside the heart opening of the annual Times Square Valentine Heart after it was unveiled Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 on Times Square in Manhattan. This year's winning design is called "Window to the Heart," and has been designed by Aranda Lasch and Marcelo Coelho, incorporating the world's largest lens, a 12-foot diameter Fresnel lens.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils the Fiscal Year 2019 Preliminary Budget at City Hall in Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The $88.7 billion 2019 budget is a $4 billion increase over the spending plan he proposed last year for 2018.

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic candidate for New
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic candidate for New York's 2nd Congressional District, walks into Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst with her daughter, Mila, 3, to drop off a letter Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The letter calls on town officials to fire Lindsay Henry, a part-time assistant town attorney charged with beating his girlfriend. Henry, a former town councilman who pleaded not guilty in September to the misdemeanor assault charge, assumed the $50,000-a-year post in January.

Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic candidate for New
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Liuba Grechen Shirley, a Democratic candidate for New York's 2nd Congressional District, drops off a letter at the reception desk of Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The letter calls on town officials to fire Lindsay Henry, a part-time assistant town attorney charged with beating his girlfriend. Henry, a former town councilman who pleaded not guilty in September to the misdemeanor assault charge, assumed the $50,000-a-year post in January.

The flu vaccine is available at West Hempstead
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The flu vaccine is available at West Hempstead Pharmacy, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

The flu vaccine is available at West Hempstead
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The flu vaccine is available at West Hempstead Pharmacy, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Firefighters on scene of a house fire in
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Firefighters on scene of a house fire in Hempstead on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Firefighters on scene of a house fire in
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Firefighters on scene of a house fire in Hempstead on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Firefighters battle a house fire in Hempstead on
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Firefighters battle a house fire in Hempstead on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.

Ravi Ragbir, center, the executive director of the
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Ravi Ragbir, center, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, is greeted by immigrant advocates and supporters before the start of a weekly protest at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in lower Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. A federal judge ordered Ragbir released from federal custody after he was detained during a routine check-in with ICE on Jan. 11.

Ravi Ragbir, center, the executive director of the
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Ravi Ragbir, center, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, joins immigrant advocates at the Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building in lower Manhattan, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. A federal judge ordered that Ragbir, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, be deported after being convicted of wire fraud.

Bryan Tapia, 15, a ninth grader at Hempstead
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Bryan Tapia, 15, a ninth grader at Hempstead High School reads to classmates and students at Franklin Elementary School as part of "World Read Aloud Day" on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The purpose of this day is to foster strong reading skills.

Students at Franklin Elementary School in Hempstead read
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Students at Franklin Elementary School in Hempstead read to their classmates from an assortment of classic children's books as part of "World Read Aloud Day" on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The purpose of this day is to foster strong reading skills.

The super blood blue moon rises over Long
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The super blood blue moon rises over Long Island on the evening of Jan. 31, 2018.

Rosalia Santos, a senior at Riverhead High School,
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Rosalia Santos, a senior at Riverhead High School, spins a handmade bowl during her ceramic class to raise funds for hunger on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. There was a fundraiser Thursday night at which soup was served with these bowls.

Jessica Huber, 18, a senior at Riverhead High
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Jessica Huber, 18, a senior at Riverhead High School, makes handmade bowls with other students during their ceramic class to raise funds for the hungry on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. There was a fundraiser Thursday night at which soup was served in the bowls.

Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his
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Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his way down a hill in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his
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Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his way down a hill in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his
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Robert Arcs, 65, from Sag Harbor makes his way down a hill in Sag Harbor on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at
Photo Credit: Chris Sabella

Volunteer firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a structure at the Cenacle Sisters Convent on Cenacle Road in Ronkonkoma on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2017.

Children and adults enjoy a snow day while
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Children and adults enjoy a snow day while sledding in Mattituck on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

A surfer rides the wave at Old Town
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A surfer rides the wave at Old Town Beach in Southampton after a snowstorm on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

Barbara Radich and Katie Fanning, 8, of Mattituck
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Barbara Radich and Katie Fanning, 8, of Mattituck sled down the snow-covered hill in Mattituck on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

Frances Goldin, a longtime Lower East Side housing
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Frances Goldin, a longtime Lower East Side housing activist kisses a plaque, presented to her as a building was named in her honor Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The building will house the Grand Street Settlement's senior center and forthcoming GrandLo cafe, which will include job training for youths and young adults.

Frances Goldin, center, a longtime Lower East Side
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Frances Goldin, center, a longtime Lower East Side housing activist kisses a plaque, attends a ceremony to name a building in her honor Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The building will house the Grand Street Settlement's senior center and forthcoming GrandLo cafe, which will include job training for youths and young adults.

A man walks his dog from a beach
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A man walks his dog from a beach on the Great South Bay along a trail on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Gardiner Country Park in Bay Shore.

Thomas Spota, former Suffolk County district attorney, leaves
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Thomas Spota, former Suffolk County district attorney, leaves federal court in Central Islip on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

People pass by a large patterned wall that
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People pass by a large patterned wall that shields a building under renovation near 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, not far from Penn Station in Manhattan.

Blue, owned by Elyse Farabaugh of Northport, stands
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Blue, owned by Elyse Farabaugh of Northport, stands on a floating piece of ice while playing at Asharoken Beach Park in Northport Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

A 10-foot-tall, 1,200-pound version of what is known
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A 10-foot-tall, 1,200-pound version of what is known in the LEGO community as a "2x4," the classic LEGO brick that is two studs across by four studs long, rests on a pedestrian island Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 23rd Street in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. On Sunday, Jan. 28, the LEGO Group celebrates the 60th anniversary of the iconic brick that has inspired imaginations since its introduction in 1958.

Hempstead School Board president Maribel Toure listens to
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Hempstead School Board president Maribel Toure listens to acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong discuss the district's action plan at a special meeting, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Armstrong's office.

Hempstead School Board trustee Dr. David Gates listens
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Hempstead School Board trustee Dr. David Gates listens to a discussion about the district's action plan at a special meeting, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in the office of acting Superintendent Regina Armstrong.

Maria Escobar and Jose Hernan admire their triplets
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Maria Escobar and Jose Hernan admire their triplets -- Joanna, Allison, and Steven -- who were delivered at Nassau University Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in East Meadow.

Ronkonkoma Middle School eighth-graders Vansh Patel, 14, right,
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Ronkonkoma Middle School eighth-graders Vansh Patel, 14, right, and Daniel Hennessy, 14, paddle their cardboard boat across the Connetquot High School pool in Bohemia Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as part of a lesson on buoyancy and creativity.

Ronkonkoma Middle School eighth-graders Sam Wilkinson, 13, right,
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Ronkonkoma Middle School eighth-graders Sam Wilkinson, 13, right, and Makayla Doscher, 14, sink as they attempt to paddle their cardboard boat across the Connetquot High School pool in Bohemia Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, as part of a lesson on buoyancy and creativity.

Suffolk County Officer Jon-Erik Negron holds 5-month old
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Suffolk County Officer Jon-Erik Negron holds 5-month old Bryce, as his parents Mike and Jane Papallardo look on at police headquarters in Yaphank on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Officer Negron helped deliver the baby while fire dispatcher Steven Platz gave instructions to Mike over the phone.

Julie Tighe, chief of staff for New York
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Julie Tighe, chief of staff for New York State DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos, delivers a Long Island regional presentation on the 2018 State of the State at the Suffolk County Legislature in Hauppauge, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

Nearing the end of his work day, bricklayer
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Nearing the end of his work day, bricklayer Anthony Charlemagne of Ronkonkoma adds the final course of bricks to a column he's building outside a Brentwood shopping center on a brisk Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. Charlemagne, who dresses in layers while working in the cold, explains that he also mixes antifreeze into the mortar so it won't freeze.

Kelly Leya of Wantagh greets a puppy available
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Kelly Leya of Wantagh greets a puppy available for adoption at North Shore Animal League on Tuesday afternoon, Jan 23, 2018. Leya and her fiance want to adopt a new friend for their current pet, a yellow Labrador named Gracie.

Brian Chinn of South Amboy, N.J., gets a
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Brian Chinn of South Amboy, N.J., gets a friendly greeting from his newly adopted dachshund mix, Truman, as he prepares to take him home from North Shore Animal League on Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018.

First-graders including Jacob Gonzalez, center, learn traditional Japanese
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First-graders including Jacob Gonzalez, center, learn traditional Japanese dances at Manorhaven Elementary School in Port Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Volunteer firefighters from the Manorville Fire Department work
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Volunteer firefighters from the Manorville Fire Department work to extinguish a blaze at a home on County Road 111 in Manorville that injured several people on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

Two women do their best to keep dry
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Two women do their best to keep dry as heavy rain falls in Riverhead on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

Fog envelops Cold Spring Harbor as Timothy Yan,
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Fog envelops Cold Spring Harbor as Timothy Yan, right, of Syosset gives a tour to friends Wilson Ke, left, and Jack Lin on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.

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