It’s Kathleen Rice vs. Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District

Republican Ameer Benno in the 4th Congressional District is challenging incumbent two-term Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, a Democrat. The Herald asked Benno and Rice questions focusing on issues vital to the residents of the 4th C.D., which encompasses several suburban communities in southern and central Nassau County.

Marines launch Toys for Tots campaign in Baldwin

Christmas came early for some good boys and girls on Oct. 11. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve launched its annual Toys for Tots campaign at the Coral House in Baldwin, giving away toys to children in …

Politics

Hempstead Town Board nixes Gillen's proposed budget

On Monday, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, was expected to present her tentative 2019 budget to the Town Board. However, just before Monday’s special meeting began, the other six members of the Republican-controlled board held a news conference, announcing that they had their own spending plan, which they said would lower taxes by 4.2 percent.

On elections, Nassau is a ‘problem’ county

“The easier it is to vote,” North Shore State Assemblyman Chuck Lavine said, “the better it is for democracy.” Lavine, who sits on the Assembly’s Voting Rights Committee, and others have been calling for election reforms in the run-up to this year’s high-stakes midterm elections on Nov. 6.

Breast cancer survivors, advocates honored at NUMC for two decades of progress

Breast cancer survivors, advocates and elected officials kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Nassau University Medical Center on Monday, roughly 20 years after former U.S. Sen. Alfonse …

Editorial

Hempstead board must allow election debate

One Republican Town Board member endorsed and another offered support for Laura Gillen, a Democrat, when she was elected Hempstead supervisor last November, so she — and most voters — were hoping for . . .

There is more to Baldwin than Grand and Merrick

Because I’m a native of Baldwin, the vitality of Grand Avenue is near and dear to my heart, and addressing the economic and developmental needs of the corridor is a focal point of my …

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