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According to federal prosecutors, outgoing Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto began a scheme involving kickbacks bribes and a “sham” job for Mangano’s wife with a former local restaurateur “immediately” after Mangano took office in 2010. more
Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran, a legislator from Baldwin, announced on Monday the people who will serve on her transition team in the days leading up to her swearing-in on Jan. 1. more
According to political analyst Larry Levy, of Hofstra University, Laura Curran's win could make for some genuine bipartisan work at the county legislative level. more
When Laura Gillen declared victory over incumbent Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino late Tuesday night, it wasn’t only Democrats celebrating the Rockville Centre attorney’s historic win. more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
Families of special needs students who attend the Town of Hempstead’s Camp Anchor are suing Town Supervisor Anthony Santino and a town attorney, alleging that their personal information was illegally obtained to target them with political mailings that urged them to re-elect Santino. more
After representing the 17th Assembly District for six terms, it’s not surprising that Tom McKevitt is running to represent the 13th Legislative District — which encompasses his hometown of East Meadow — a seat left vacant by longtime incumbent Norma Gonsalves. more
The Herald endorses O’Connell, a Republican, for another term because we believe she has the experience to continue to ensure that the office operates effectively. more
The Nassau County Legislature voted along party lines for a number of Republican amendments to County Executive Ed Mangano’s budget on Monday, scrapping $59 million in controversial real estate and public safety fee increases. Majority lawmakers also rejected the Democrats’ call for an independent inspector general to be part of a budget compromise. more
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