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When her son, Nicholas, started preschool in Elmont last week, Michaelle Solages spoke to his teachers about the school’s active-shooter drills, and learned that they tell students to pretend to … more
Doctors and administrators throughout Franklin Square and Elmont have been busily preparing for the 2019-20 school year, when a new state law overturning religious exemptions for vaccinations takes effect. more
The town’s Republican majority voted on Sept. 3 to nullify Supervisor Laura Gillen’s appointment of Elmont resident Averil Smith as the acting comptroller, saying the appointment violated civil … more
Town of Hempstead Republican lawmakers are challenging Supervisor Laura Gillen’s selection of Elmont resident Averil Smith as acting town comptroller, claiming the appointment violates civil service law. more
Water companies throughout Long Island are disputing a report ranking the cost of water, saying that the Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment didn’t account for all of the … more
Tulip Caterers will stick around for the foreseeable future after the town Board of Appeals unanimously denied the necessary variances to build a 7-Eleven at the site. The board’s April decision … more
Averil Smith, an Elmont resident, was named the Town of Hempstead’s acting comptroller on Aug. 26. Smith is a certified public accountant, and previously served as the Town of North Hempstead … more
Construction on a new arena and retail center will begin soon, after the state Franchise Oversight Board granted the project its final approval on Aug. 13. At its meeting, the board — which … more
Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin called on County Comptroller Jack Schnirman to resign on Tuesday amid an investigation into a “payout scandal” in Long Beach that Clavin … more
The Belmont Park Community Coalition is preparing to sue Empire State Development after the state agency approved the Belmont Arena project on Aug. 8. According to Tammie Williams, a civic group … more
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