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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Politics
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Democrat Rita Kestenbaum and Republican Steve Rhoads, the two candidates in the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District, squared off last Thursday not so much against each other as against a roomful of likely voters given free rein to ask or say what they pleased. more
The vote to seat a new legislator in the 19th District is less than three weeks away, and candidates Rita Kestenbaum and Steve Rhoads have been out making their cases to voters. more
New York state has pledged to fund the installation of a $150 million nitrogen-removal system at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which will reduce the environmental harm of the sewage the plant discharges into Nassau County’s Western Bays, state and county officials said on Feb. 12. The officials, speaking at a Mineola news conference, also called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide $550 million more to build an outfall pipe to carry effluent from Bay Park into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
The outcome of the race in the Nassau County Legislature's 19th District could prove key to whether the Legislature’s Republican majority is able to secure a supermajority, which is needed to borrow money or override a county executive’s veto. more
The New York State Board of Elections acknowledged on Feb. 6 that Norma Gonsalves, the Nassau County Legislature’s presiding officer, repeatedly failed to make required campaign finance filings dating back to 2006. more
Dave Denenberg’s resignation from the Nassau County Legislature on Jan. 21, the day that he pleaded guilty to mail fraud in federal court, set off a scramble to fill the seat he held for 15 years. more
Newly elected Congresswoman Kathleen Rice was appointed to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs in January. Rice, the former District Attorney of Nassau County, helped create Nassau’s … more
PSEG Long Island submitted a three-year rate plan last week that requests increases of 2 percent of aggregate revenues (customers’ bills) a year for the next three years. This will result in an average monthly bill increase of approximately $3.25 in 2016 and approximately $3.30 in 2017 and 2018. more
State Sen. Dean Skelos, the Senate’s majority leader and one of the most powerful elected leaders in Albany, is refuting a story aired by WNBC on Thursday, reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet … more
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