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Dave Denenberg, a longtime Nassau County legislator from Merrick accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud Wednesday morning in Central Islip federal court. more
The Hempstead town board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 5th Councilmatic Districts on Jan. 13, despite objections by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and residents of the 5th District. more
Erin King Sweeney, of Wantagh, is the Town of Hempstead’s new councilwoman in the 5th District, replacing the retired Angie Cullin. She was appointed to the position last week, and now represents Wantagh and Seaford, among other communities, on the town board in local matters, especially quality-of-life issues that impact residents in a personal way. more
Homeowners and renters across New York are used to hearing about rising taxes, especially on Long Island. That wasn’t the case last week, though, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide property tax relief for people who make up to $250,000. more
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, the Merrick Democrat accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, was due in federal court on Jan. 21, after press time, to answer eight federal mail fraud charges. more
The Hempstead Town Board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King-Sweeney to fill vacancies in the Third and Fifth Councilmatic Districts left open by former Councilman James Darcy and Councilwoman Angie Cullin on Tuesday, Jan 13. more
One after another, for four hours, speakers at a hearing last Wednesday in Jamaica, Queens lined up to decry a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 18.5 miles southeast of Jones Beach. more
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, Senator Dean Skelos was sworn in for his 16th term in the senate and was also elected Majority Leader by the Republican caucus. more
As Kathleen Rice took her oath of office as a congresswoman on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, the woman who was her top deputy at the Nassau County district attorney’s office, Madeline Singas, took her oath of office as acting D.A. in Mineola, said D.A. office spokesman Paul Leonard. more
On Oct. 21, 1982, Democrat Mario Cuomo, then a candidate for governor of New York, was campaigning furiously on Long Island. Among his stops was WGBB radio, on Landsdowne Avenue in Merrick, where he debated Lewis Lehrman, his Republican-Conservative opponent and an investment banker. Richard Kessel, a native Merokean whom Cuomo later named executive director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board, was there that day. He had lunch with Cuomo afterward. more
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