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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Politics
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Given the news of the Charleston murders, the Confederate flag and a recent study showing twice as many people have been killed by white, non-Muslim extremists in the U.S. as by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, you have to wonder where Bea Bayley gets her strength and resolve. more
I want to enumerate the many reasons I’m so against making test scores count for 50 percent of the ratings. more
After five years in which Nassau County has not reassessed property values, the county is moving toward refiguring all Nassau properties’ worth for 2019-20. The eventual reassessment could lead to higher property-tax bills for some residents, according to one expert. more
A federal judge last Friday sentenced Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator who pleaded guilty to cheating a law client out of $2.3 million and resigned from office earlier this year, to three months in jail and three months of house arrest. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s acting district attorney, continued her push for greater restrictions for registered sex offenders last week at a North Merrick civic group meeting. The setting was significant. Weeks earlier, police arrested a North Merrick man ... more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his call for an extension of the tax cap during a visit to Long Island on Wednesday. The legislation, which limits property tax increases, is set to expire next year. more
After a closed-door meeting in Albany on May 11, Dean Skelos stepped down as Senate Majority Leader and will be replaced by John Flanagan (R-East Northport). Immediately after criminal charges … more
Kate Murray, the Town of Hempstead’s supervisor for 12 years, is giving up the relative safety of her post for a run at higher office: Nassau County district attorney. more
State Assemblyman Brian Curran (R-Lynbrook) announced that he and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) had secured over $2.7 million in road repair funds for the Town of Hempstead, plus additional funds for its villages, which will ultimately provide Malverne with at least $137,000 for road repair aid. more
This May 8 marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day — the end of World War II in Europe. To pay tribute to the occasion, and in honor of those from the Greatest Generation who fought in it, the Herald reached out to some of the remaining WWII servicemen in our area to give us a glimpse of their incredible lives and sacrifices during that monumental time in United States history. These are edited excerpts of their fascinating stories: more
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