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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Politics
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Kathleen Rice and Bruce Blakeman are now gearing for the summer and fall campaign seasons leading into November’s general election ... more
The Republican-controlled Nassau County Legislature on June 16 approved fee increases for many county services, including parks, museums, pools, golf, marinas and vendor registration. County Executive Ed Mangano, who proposed the fee hikes in May, signed them into law June 19. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray came to the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station on Tuesday to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to rethink a plan to bus train commuters … more
Kathleen Rice bested Kevan Abrahams in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 4th Congressional District, according to unofficial County Board of Election results. In the Republican primary, Bruce Blakeman defeated Frank Scaturro, also according to the unofficial results. more
Electoral upsets happen every so often in Nassau County. There was Republican Dan Frisa beating his party’s incumbent, David Levy, in 1994. Like Levy, Frisa became a one-term congressman after a … more
Endorsing the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District budget is, for us, a no-brainer. The district’s 2014-15 budget is set to rise by 1.97 percent, from $136.5 million this year to a little more than $139 million next year. And, despite a lower-than-hoped-for state aid increase of $200,000, the district does not plan to cut services for students. In fact, it is restoring some services such as BOCES dance, which had been cut during the leanest years of the 2008-09 recession and its aftermath. more
Officials at the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County district attorney’s office are investigating what they described as a racially charged incident at a town Highway Department facility in … more
The New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program’s Baldwin, Freeport, Bellmore-Merrick, Seaford-Wantagh, and Massapequa planning committees will hold a public meeting on May 8 to showcase their final project proposals. more
Hempstead Town officials said they are investigating a racist notice posted at a Town Highway Department facility in Levittown… more
A committee of local residents and a team of private consultants, tasked with developing a plan for “new infrastructure and other mitigation” in Bellmore and Merrick to lessen the impact of future catastrophic storms, have produced a list of “potential priority projects,” which in the next few weeks they must narrow down to five to 10 shovel-ready projects that could qualify for $12 million in government funding. more
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