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It was the last day of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s final performance at Nassau Coliseum and Malvernite John Di Leonardo was on the sidewalk in front of the Coliseum, yelling into a megaphone. more
Crafting a school budget that respects both students and taxpayers is a high-wire act these days. With demand growing for new, cutting-edge technologies in the classroom, pressure to increase spending is mounting, seemingly by the year. At the same time, many homeowners say they’ve had enough of high property taxes. They need a break. more
The National Hockey League commissioner announced last Friday that the New York Islanders were considering a move from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back to Long Island. This time, however, they most likely would not return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Their new home might be Belmont Park, in Elmont, where the team might submit a bid to build a new arena. more
The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
Twelve alleged members of a criminal theft and fencing ring — including one from Elmont and one from Long Beach — were arrested and charged last week with stealing millions of dollars worth of goods and selling them online for more than two decades, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. more
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) will be holding town hall meetings the next two weeks. The focus will be on immigration, the Affordable Care Act, community concerns and the new administration. more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
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