We started the year swearing in a new president and ended it with major shifts in both the U.S. tax system and local politics. Violence by members of the MS-13 gang left Long Island families brokenhearted while the nation suffered its deadliest mass shooting in modern history. Billy Joel welcomed concertgoers to the revamped Nassau Coliseum and we said goodbye to celebrities like Tom Petty. Explore the memorable moments of 2017 here.
Historic political elections and political corruption charges. The opening of a casino and the grand reopening of the Nassau Coliseum. Those were just some of the local stories that defined 2017.
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Friends and family say goodbye to loved ones lost to violence. A set of triplets undergo a historic surgery to correct a rare skull condition. See the stunning and emotional images taken on LI this year.
Watch the memorable moments and stories Newsday captured on video this year.
See a collection of the most notable Newsday covers of the year.
See some of the biggest local, national and international stories of the year.
From a fake road sign telling drivers to speed up to a traveler's viral response to an empty LIRR car, these stories will have you shaking your head and muttering, 'That's so Long Island.'
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2017 was a good year to get 15 minutes of fame for these select local kids, including a young voice actor.
These Long Island women and girls made an impact in 2017, including a young author and a groundbreaking athlete.
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This year, the editorial board wrote more than 400 editorials – taking positions on the news, politics and policies that impact Long Islanders.
Memorable images from President Trump's inauguration, the Manchester Arena attack, the #MeToo movement and more.
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See what our critics have to say about surprises and disappointments that made up the year in pop culture.
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The matriarch of a Long Island political family, a budding music star and a professor who battled brain cancer are among the Long Islanders we lost this year.
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Read about the students who helped bring a boy to the United States to receive lifesaving heart surgery and more tales of acts of kindness and amazing feats Long Islanders performed.
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We said goodbye to athletes, coaches and personalities.
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There are plenty of good photos taken each year at sporting events. Here are 37 we found particularly memorable.
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Newsday's fifth annual list of Long Island restaurants covers seafood, steakhouses and everything in between.
This year’s closings included a bar featuring live music and Beatles memorabilia and a landmark waterfront restaurant that went on the market for $975,000.
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2017 proved another good year for diners looking for good food at decent prices.
From the Five Towns out to the North Fork, fine dining proved exceptionally fine in 2017.
This year, the list welcomes three new pizzerias, all of which make pies in the classic Neapolitan tradition.
Tumultuous times yield great art. And 2017 proved the rule.
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Critic Verne Gay ranks television's offerings in 2017 from 20 to No. 1.
The most memorable movies of 2017 were often the smallest and most personal.
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Remembering the actors, leaders and icons we bid adieu, from Mary Tyler Moore to Chuck Berry.
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From Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' split, to Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill's breakup.
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Five nonfiction and five fiction books that entertained, educated, surprised, moved or astonished us.
Some books go viral, with good reviews, word of mouth and social media making them bestsellers. Other books — truly wonderful books — never get the buzz or the universal acclaim they deserve.
A great cookbook can keep you happily chained to your kitchen, or transport you to another place and time.
Laura Dart and A.J. Meeker
Produced by Joe Diglio, Newsday.com staff