Good morning! The weekend was gorgeous and, hopefully, the week will be as well.

Happening today:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with nothing public planned.

At 10 a.m., Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will deliver opening remarks at the opening of the Dunkirk Pier and Harbor, Dunkirk City Pier, 2 Central Ave., Dunkirk.

Also at 10 a.m., a coalition of elected officials and community leaders will call on the state to require an environmental review with public input at Atlantic Yards and withhold new development rights there. Carlton Avenue Bridge between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn.

At 7 p.m., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear on NY1’s Inside City Hall.


Sixteen Democratic candidates in all passed through Saturday’s gun safety forum hosted by former Mayor Bloomberg’s group, Everytown for Gun Safety. Mayor de Blasio’s late slot meant much of the crowd had cleared out, but he did his best to grab some attention.

Sen. Chuck Schumer proposed legislation that would require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.

The one-year look-back window for victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse is set to open on Wednesday, a key provision of the Child Victims Act taking effect.

A statewide coalition of educational groups is calling on New York to spend more money on children’s formative years — including child care and social services.

The state’s top information technology official has quietly departed his post amid an inspector general investigation.

From a ban on undetectable knives to barring discrimination based on facial hair, August has brought a flurry of new laws for the state.

A fire fighting crew on Friday composed of state Department of Environmental Conservation employees and volunteers are traveling west to fight the fires for two weeks.

The Bronx borough president is proposing an online registry for gun criminals, similar to the one for sex offenders.

Sergeant, Station Commander Jeffrey Cicora passed away Saturday due to an illness from his service at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, according to the New York State Police.

Two mass shootings, less than 24 hours apart, highlighted more violence on display in the United States. UAlbany Professor Frankie Bailey studies the intersection of criminality and mass media. She says there is no simple answer as to why these events continue to occur in American society.

About 350 people will have their marijuana arrest and conviction records expunged based on a a class action settlement.

Nearly 90 percent of NYCHA apartments lost heat and hot water during the winter, a report found.

Regulators at the Department of Financial Services are investigating whether the NRA received illegal $14 million kickbacks for gun insurance.

The Buffalo News profiled newly minted New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy, who is optimistic he can rebuild the GOP in a Democratic-dominated state.

A number of questions remain over the details of the state’s ban on plastic bags.

Ex-Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas has been approved for a $35,000 payout after he challenged the circumstances surrounding how his tenure as mayor ended.

The New Rochelle Board of Education voted 8-1 against using armed police officers as security guards in schools.

Days after re-opening following months of flooding, Silk O’Loughlin’s was the site for a protest of the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 Saturday.

Democrat Nate McMurray is giving it another go in New York’s 27th Congressional District.

The parent company of Resorts World Catskills in Monticello is considering bankruptcy for the resort as it weighs an uncertain financial future.

Sullivan County is responding to plans for the New York state Electric and Gas Corporation to raise rates and shut down a local office. Those comments from the legislature made their way to the state’s public service commission on Friday.

A judge put the brakes on New York City’s plan to essentially ban all cars from 14th Street.

A $2 billion, 15-turbine wind energy project is set to be developed within two years, but continues to draw opposition in the Hamptons.

More high-earning Millennials are leaving New York than any other state, a study found.

In national news:

Questions remain over the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who officials say died by suicide while in custody at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Epstein’s death has sparked an investigation and turned the spotlight on the rich and powerful he has associated with over the years.

One area investigators are turning to: The source and nature of Epstein’s opaque finances and vast fortune.

Despite having been on suicide watch due to a previous attempt, Epstein was not closely monitored when he died.

Epstein’s guards were working extreme overtime shifts.

Epstein’s death has also fueled conspiracy theories on social media, one of which was amplified by President Trump’s Twitter feed.

Some labor union leaders are parting with former Vice President Joe Biden’s claims over the Medicare for all proposal.

The news did not break with a bang, but slipped out quietly. A leading New York Democrat says an impeachment inquiry against President Trump is already underway.

Americans are struggling to debate about guns and race more than a week after two mass shootings killed dozens of people.

Sen. Kamala Harris says the immigration raids will distort the 2020 Census count.

From the editorial pages:

The New York Post criticized Gov. Andrew Cuomo for failing to restore oversight and accountability powers to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office, which was part of a handshake agreement earlier this year.

The Daily News welcomed the new NYCHA chief to the job and said it’s time to get to work fixing the troubled housing authority.

The Times Union writes that infrastructure projects need to assess the effect they have on small businesses when the working is going on.

Fred LeBrun criticizes the Joint Commission on Public Ethics for pursuing an unregistered lobbying investigation against a rape survivor.

From the sports pages:

The Yankees beat the Jays, 1-0.

The Mets snapped a nine-game winning streak.

Tim Tebow is out for the season at the Syracuse Mets.

The Albany Empire has won the Arena Football League’s championship.