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Control of the New York State Senate is up for grabs this year, and the results in one or two races could make a difference. Kemp Hannon, the long-time senator in the 6th District, which spans from Garden City to Farmingdale, says Republican control is key to protecting Long Island’s interests. more
The race for the New York State Legislature’s 14th Assembly District pits the incumbent, Republican David McDonough, of North Merrick, against Gaspare Tumminello, a Democrat from Merrick, who is deputy chief of staff for the Nassau County Legislature’s Democratic minority. Tumminello, a native of Franklin Square, had previously run unsuccessfully for Nassau County legislator in the 8th District in 2009. This year, the Herald asked each of the candidates to fill in a four-question survey about their positions on salient state issues. The 14th Assembly District takes in all or parts of Freeport, Roosevelt, Merrick, North Merrick, Bellmore, North Bellmore, Wantagh, North Wantagh, Seaford and Massapequa. more
New York State Senate candidate Michael Venditto, a Republican from Massapequa, is running for the 8th Senate District seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo Jr., a Merrick Republican, in January. Venditto’s one-time opponent, David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, recently dropped out of the race amid civil fraud charges leveled at him by his former law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. The Herald asked Venditto to speak about the issues. more
Dolores Persky, of Wantagh, and Pat Goodovitch, of Seaford, believe their battles with breast cancer have made them stronger. Although each woman has taken a different path, both are alive to share their story. more
The sting seemed innocuous. A bee nipped Jenn Sommermann in the leg as she entered the water at the River Cities Triathlon, contested around the Cypress Black Bayou, near Shreveport, La., in August 2011. more
When people ask Julie Nietsch where she lives, she simply answers, “The Halloween house.” Her family has become well known in Seaford for their elaborate Halloween displays, and this year’s is quickly taking shape on the front lawn of their William Street home. more
The Seaford Fire Department held its annual memorial services at its headquarters on Oct. 4, to honor and eulogize the members of the Seaford Hook Ladder and Engine Company No. 1 who have answered their last call since the inception of the department. more
Organizations around Wantagh and Seaford are showing their scary side this month with a myriad of Halloween-related events and activities. Whether it be parties, presentations or trick-or-treating, Wantagh and Seaford residents are getting ready for the spookiest day of the year. more
Scores on 2014 Regents exams mostly equaled or exceeded Nassau County averages in Levittown, according to school district officials who presented the results at the Oct. 8 Board of Education meeting. more
In less than three weeks, voters will make their choices in state, federal and judicial races. Wantagh residents and business owners got to meet some of these candidates on Oct. 7, when the Chamber of Commerce hosted its second annual Meet the Candidates night at Mulcahy’s. more
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