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The Town of Hempstead board voted unanimously to increase the minimum age to purchase all tobacco products, liquid nicotine, electronic cigarettes and all smoking paraphernalia to 21 during a board meeting on April 25. more
New York state’s new $163 billion budget passed last week, including an allocation of $2.5 billion for the Clean Water Infrastructure Act, which aims to improve water distribution systems’ safety and quality. more
The Hempstead Town Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Village trustee Michael Sepe to its Public Employment Relations Board. His appointment came alongside two others including a … more
The Rockville Centre Board of Trustees voted to approve the village’s proposed fiscal year 2017-18 budget at its April 3 meeting. The average village residential property can expect a real estate … more
Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino was arrested March 31 and charged with eight counts of wire fraud, tax evasion, making and subscribing to false corporate tax returns, and failing to file a return or pay tax, according to an indictment released March 31 by the U.S. Department of Justice. more
New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
After nearly 24 years living in the village and more than five years serving as trustee and deputy mayor, Nancy Howard may be moving on. The news came after her husband, David, recently accepted a … more
The Village of Rockville Centre has been recognized for its transparency to the press. Government officials and agencies received an A- open records rating from the Press Club of Long Island — a … more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13 and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position … more
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