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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation today that will rename a section of the Southern State Parkway in honor of fallen NYPD Det. Steven McDonald. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino last week released a raft of ethics reform proposals that he called the “strongest and most comprehensive” on Long Island. Among his proposals were … more
Ten years ago, Howard T. Herber Middle School teacher Marguerite Izzo found herself in the office of U.S. Sen. Carolyn McCarthy and began recounting her observations stemming from the No Child Left Behind Act. As she was talking, McCarthy yelled for an aide to grab a notebook and start writing. “I couldn’t believe someone cared,” said Izzo, adding that this was the beginning of legislation to involve teachers in writing federal education policy. “The legislation was introduced two or three times, but never got off the ground,” Izzo said. more
U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Seaford, endorsed Jack Martins, a Republican from Mineola, for Nassau County executive. King announced his endorsement at a news conference at Massapequa … more
Though Primary Day is 10 weeks away and the general election is four months from now, a meeting that featured Laura Curran, the Nassau County Democratic Committee nominee for county executive, and Jack Schnirman, the committee’s choice for county comptroller, at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, was relatively well-attended by roughly 100 people on July 6. more
Following a July 11 public hearing on short-term rentals, the Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to prohibit leasing arrangements lasting less than 28 days. more
Nassau County Democratic Committee nominees Laura Curran for county executive and Jack Schnirman for county comptroller will speak at the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on July 6 at 6:30 p.m. more
Anita Faulding hunched her shoulders as the sky turned gray above Washington, D.C. on the afternoon of June 27. The 67-year-old Baldwinite let the rain soak into the back of her bright-pink Planned … more
From library boards to Congress, meetings of governing bodies typically begin with officials and audience members standing and reciting the now 31-word Pledge of Allegiance. However, according to a survey conducted by the Long Island Press one-fifth — 22 of 97 — villages in Nassau and Suffolk counties do not recite the patriotic oath at the beginning of their meetings. Five of the 22 cited are in the Five Towns: Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Harbor, Lawrence and Woodsburgh. more
In 2014, when the bike path that runs along the Wantagh Parkway was extended to Tobay Beach, many hailed its arrival as a safe, scenic trail for anyone who wanted to walk, run, cycle or skateboard. more
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