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The Herald endorses Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Valley Stream, for the 22nd Assembly District seat. Solages was first elected to the office in 2012, when the district was formed from parts … more
The state Senate passed a bill on Jan. 23 to make the property tax levy increase cap permanent. The cap, passed in 2011 and set to expire in 2020, prevents increases in the tax levy from exceeding 2 … more
Herald Community Newspapers editors and reporters have spent the past two months reporting on Election 2018, and on Tuesday, November 6th, it will all boil down to a single factor: your vote.  more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
The state’s Appellate Division removed a Nassau County Family Court judge from a case for taking an adversarial stance toward a Baldwin defendant who he tossed in jail. A four-judge panel said the … more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Jan. 10 announced the formation of a task force to study the impact legal recreational marijuana might have on the county. Nassau County Police Commissioner … more
By most accounts, riders on the Long Island Rail Road have had a rough couple of years. In fact, in 2017 the transit agency saw its worst on-time performance in more than two decades, and 2018 was … more
House Democrats introduced legislation last week that would offer a pathway to citizenship for “Dreamers,” Temporary Protected Status recipients and Deferred Enforced Departure holders … more
“It’s a topic of conversation every day,” James Brazel, a national airspace operations manager, said of the government shutdown. “We have this joke at work — we say, ‘Another day, another … more
On Jan. 15, Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his ninth State of the State address, and unveiled his proposed $175 billion budget for fiscal year 2020.Cuomo framed his address in terms of a “justice … more
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