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The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
Taylor Raynor, a Democrat from Uniondale, trounced Republican James Lamarre, of Lakeville, in the 18th Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Raynor, who beat longtime Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper in the September Democratic primary, earned 86 percent of the vote to Lamarre’s 9. more
By electing Democrat James Gaughran, of Northport, to the State Senate’s 5th District seat, North Shore voters played a major role in stripping Republicans of their Senate majority and handing … more
A group of men were arrested on felony charges over the past week for allegedly running a drug trafficking ring in Long Beach, including one with ties to an alleged Latin Kings gang member, Nassau … more
More than 200 people gathered on the boardwalk at Lincoln Boulevard on Oct. 20 for a ceremony commemorating the Wreck of the Mexico with an unveiling of a historic plaque. The Long Beach Island … more
South Nassau Communities Hospital has changed its plans for the development of the Long Beach Medical Center property, saying that it recently determined that construction of a new medical facility … more
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach, was elected to another two-year term in the 9th Senate District on Tuesday, defeating his challenger, Francis X. Becker, a Republican from … more
Election night 2018 yielded significant gains for state Democrats, with hotly contested races leading to the party’s first true Senate majority since 1965. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, of … more
In a race widely viewed as crucial for state Democrats’ efforts to take control of the Senate, Anna Kaplan, a Democrat from Great Neck defeated Republican incumbent Elaine Phillips from Flower Hill … more
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach … more
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