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Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney announced Thursday that she would no longer seek re-election to the Town Board. more
Nearly seven years after Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced the details of a new flood insurance reform bill that aims to protect New York residents from high flood insurance … 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
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen is calling a recent contract extension between two town officials — Parks Commissioner Daniel Lino and Comptroller Kevin Conroy — and the Dover Gourmet … more
A bill that would transfer the abandoned National Guard armory on Babylon Turnpike to the Village of Freeport passed a State Assembly vote on Tuesday. Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor, a Democrat from … more
With discussions about a possible transfer of Nassau County’s Cow Meadow Park to the Village of Freeport in the works, Kevan Abrahams, the County Legislature’s minority leader, appeared at the … more
State and local officials announced at a news conference last Friday the 15 locations in Nassau County that will be used as early-voting sites before the general election on Nov. 5. In January, the … more
The Freeport Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 on May 30 to grant land use and parking variances for Plaza West, a vacant, six-story art deco building on Sunrise Highway in central Freeport, to Atlantic Auto Group. more
A bill proposed by State Sen. John Brooks that would give the old National Guard armory on Babylon Turnpike to Freeport passed a Senate vote on Monday, the first step toward handing control of the long-abandoned facility to the village. more
Freeport voters approved the school district's 2019-20 budget by a vote of 986 to 293. In other news, newcomers Maria Jordan-Awalom and Gabriela Castillow were elected to the Board of Education. more
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