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Tom Muscarella, the Garden City Republican tapped by the County GOP to run for convicted Hempstead Councilman Ed Ambrosino's seat, is likely to be seated before he begins campaigning. At next week's Hempstead Town Board meeting, the Republican-controlled board is set to appoint Muscarella to the seat left empty after Ambrosino resigned, over the objections of Democratic Town Supervisor Laura Gillen. more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said on April 5 that she was disappointed that the Legislature’s Republican majority would not institute a 5-cent fee on paper bags, a move … more
Under an agreement reached as part of the state budget passed by lawmakers over the weekend, plastic bags will be banned in all New York retail stores starting next March. “You drive through … more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
Republicans in the Nassau County Legislature have stonewalled a bill that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms in safety boxes, and punish those who don’t — but Democrats are hoping … more
Jorge Martinez and Christopher Squeri were elected Tuesday night to the Village of Freeport Board. Martinez took 31 percent of the vote in the five-person, at-large race, and Squeri took 24.5 … more
Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, were found guilty on a number of charges Friday morning following a second trial on federal charges that they abused their positions for personal benefit. more
A State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday issued a split decision in Democratic Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen’s lawsuit against former Supervisor Anthony Santino and the Republican-majority Town Board. more
Starting in May, Long Island Rail Road commuters will pay more per ride after the MTA board voted on Feb. 27 to increase rates. The exact price hike will depend on how far a commuter is … more
By most accounts, riders on the Long Island Rail Road have had a rough couple of years. In fact, in 2017 the transit agency saw its worst on-time performance in more than two decades, and 2018 was … more
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