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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Politics
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Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County district attorney, and Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature, are locked in a spirited fight for the 4th Congressional District seat now held by U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from Mineola. more
Michael Montesano, a Republican from Glen Head, has represented the 15th Assembly District since winning a special election in February 2010. more
Control of the New York State Senate is up for grabs this year, and the results in one or two races could make a difference. Kemp Hannon, the long-time senator in the 6th District, which spans from Garden City to Farmingdale, says Republican control is key to protecting Long Island’s interests. more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
Assemblyman Tom McKevitt is running for re-election in the 17th Assembly District, a seat he has held for eight years. His challenger is Jonathan Clarke, an attorney from Levittown. more
Having picked up two endorsements from leading nonprofit gun-control groups in two days, 4th Congressional District candidate Kathleen Rice called on Sept. 24 for national legislation that would require gun-show background checks and restrictions on high-capacity, assault-style clips. more
The chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Committee is charging that the one-time law firm of former State Senate candidate Dave Denenberg “conspired” with Republican leaders to delay filing of a lawsuit against him until the deadline to nominate a different candidate had passed. more
The former law firm of Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg is suing him in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking $3.6 million in damages. The firm alleges that Denenberg systemically and fraudulently overbilled a client to the tune of $2.3 million over eight years, and sought a 25 percent annual bonus from the firm based, at least in part, on those billings. more
Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran, a Democrat from Baldwin who represents part of Merrick, and Bob Young, an environmental activist from Merrick, are among the local organizers preparing for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21, starting at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. more
In 2010, people in Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and Seaford paid nearly five times more for tap water than people in East Meadow, Levittown, Lido Beach and Uniondale, according to an engineering firm working for the Water Authority of Southeastern Nassau County. The first four communities got their water from the company Long Island American Water. The second four got theirs from the Town of Hempstead ... more
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