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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
Incumbent Trustees Michael Fragin and Daniel Goldstein are the only two candidates who will be on the June 20 Village of Lawrence ballot since Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Daniel Palmieri ruled on June 7 that Larry Kolodny’s legal action was “untimely” and submitted past the lawful deadline. more
Picking up on a campaign begun by the Town of Hempstead, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said on June 8 that he will introduce legislation to rename what is called Negro Bar Channel, a waterway near Jamaica Bay, in honor of Inwood volunteer firefighter Joseph Sanford Jr., who died on Dec. 23, 2014, four days after being injured when responding to a call in Woodmere. more
Dozens of Five Towns residents packed the Boehm Meeting Room in the Hewlett- Woodmere Public Library on June 6 to voice concerns on the condition and safety of West Broadway, from Mill Road in Hewlett to Rockaway Turnpike in Cedarhurst. more
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