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Rumors have been circulating for the past two months that Malverne Mayor Patricia McDonald has been urged to run for higher office — Town of Hempstead supervisor, the town council or the Nassau County Legislature’s 6th District seat. McDonald, who has confirmed to the Herald that the rumors are true, has not said whether she would run for any of these positions, all of which are up for election in November. more
Do you hear that deafening plane noise? Probably not. more
Longtime Nassau County Legislator Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) announced last week that he would not seek re-election in November, after having served for two decades. In December he will … more
After a closed-door meeting in Albany on May 11, Dean Skelos stepped down as Senate Majority Leader and will be replaced by John Flanagan (R-East Northport). Immediately after criminal charges … more
Kate Murray, the Town of Hempstead’s supervisor for 12 years, is giving up the relative safety of her post for a run at higher office: Nassau County district attorney. more
State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) announced that he and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) had secured over $2.7 million in road repair funds for the Town of Hempstead, plus additional funds for its villages, which will ultimately provide Malverne with at least $137,000 for road repair aid. more
This May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day — the end of World War II in Europe. To pay tribute to the occasion, and in honor of those from the Greatest Generation who fought in it, the Herald reached out to some of the remaining WWII servicemen in our area to give us a glimpse of their incredible lives and sacrifices during that monumental time in United States history. These are edited excerpts of their fascinating stories: more
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, turned themselves over to the FBI in Manhattan on the morning of Monday, May 4 on charges of extortion, fraud and soliciting bribes. It was … more
The New York Times is reporting that Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, may be arrested as early as Monday, May 4. Skelos, the senate's Majority Leader and a Republican from Rockville Centre, and his … more
The bills came just days after it was revealed publicly that federal prosecutors are investigating Dean Skelos, Republican majority leader of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, in connection with AbTech Industries, an Arizona company that hired the latter and received a $12 million storm-water treatment contract from Nassau County, even though another company submitted a lower bid. more
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