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Democrat Shari James-Pierre is challenging incumbent Republican Bruce Blakeman for the Town of Hempstead’s 3rd Councilmanic District. James-Pierre of Valley Stream is seeking to leverage her … more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
Part political pep rally and part government forum, the Five Towns Democratic Club’s Meet the Candidates night at Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library on Sept. 17 served as the kickoff for an election campaign that will be shorter than usual because of early voting. more
Officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority came to Long Beach City Hall on Sept. 19 to present the state’s plans to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power to … more
John Novello, a Hewlett Harbor resident who ran for trustee last year, was arraigned on a grand jury indictment on Sept. 5 for allegedly stealing more than $59,000 from the Cedarhurst Republican Committee. He was arrested on the same day. more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
Orthodox Union leaders from across the United States and Canada, including OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin, a Woodmere resident, and OU President Moishe Bane, of Lawrence, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 16... more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced the full slate of Democratic candidates for the upcoming November election on July 23 at Wynsum Avenue Park in south Merrick. more
The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s annual summer Veteran Stand Down welcomed hundreds of Long Island vets on Tuesday in Freeport. The biannual event last took place in November, shortly … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law the Green Light Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain New York state driver’s licenses. The State Assembly and Senate approved the measure in June. New York joins 12 other states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico in passing such legislation. more
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