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Five-term County Legislator Howard Kopel is being opposed by Karen Blitz of Rockville Centre in the Nassau County 7th legislative district. The district includes Oceanside, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and parts of Hewlett, Lawrence, Baldwin, Valley Stream and Lynbrook. more
In a township of 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead clerk is responsible for handling records as mundane as a parking permit and as momentous as a marriage license. Immigration attorney Sylvia … more
In a township of 750,000 people, the Town of Hempstead clerk is responsible for handling records as mundane as a parking permit and as momentous as a marriage license. Immigration attorney Sylvia … more
Incumbent Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino, a Republican, faces a challenge this year by Democrat Laura Gillen, who is an attorney. more
After the high school district board formed a committee to examine the effects of a school choice policy last month, a group of about 30 parents submitted a letter on Sept. 12 indicating that they do not think the policy is causing overcrowding, and that it should remain in place. more
Roughly two months after the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan reversed New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption conviction, a federal appeals panel overturned those of former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, on Tuesday. more
Some 15 cars have had their tires stolen since 2015 in North Valley Stream, according to the Nassau County Police Department. The most recent tire theft occurred on the night of Aug. 20 on Val Park … more
The high school district’s Board of Education has approved the creation of a committee that will study a decades-old district policy that allows incoming students to choose the school they attend, and the policy’s impact on enrollment. The move, at a meeting on Aug. 29, came after parents and teachers signed a petition to the board in June protesting the policy, which its critics believe contributed to overcrowding at North High School that has now reached a tipping point. more
The Valley Stream Fire Department collected about 100 boxes full of batteries, blankets, first-aid supplies, toilet paper and canned pet food last Sunday at the Brooklyn Avenue firehouse for the victims of Hurricane Harvey — and with more collections under way at village facilities through Sept. 8, Valley Streamers are making an impact on the relief effort. more
Weeds grow out of an overturned shopping cart at the bottom of Foster’s Brook, a creek that borders the villages of Valley Stream and Malverne. Several beer bottles and other trash are strewn on the ground, and Denise Bagdei-Ingrassia, a nearby resident, believes some of the overgrown shrubs are harboring rats. more
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