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The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced on Jan. 16 that she was seeking to hire an outside consultant to audit the town Building Department and offer recommendations on how to streamline its building … 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
U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, was appointed Thursday to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives. The … more
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. … more
The Republican-controlled Hempstead Town Board on Nov. 27 voted 6-1, with Democratic Supervisor Laura Gillen dissenting, to hire the town’s Republican former comptroller to privately advise board members on budgets and financial issues. more
The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
Incumbents dominated on election night in Bellmore and Merrick’s state and national races, with two notable exceptions in State Senate District 6 and Assembly District 18. 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
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