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Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead. more
As of Wednesday morning, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. At press time, Bruce Blakeman, the Republican Town of Hempstead councilman, had surged past incumbent Democrat Laura Curran in the race for county executive, with nearly all precincts reporting. An official winner had not been declared in the race, but Blakeman had 52 percent of the vote to Curran’s 47 percent. Close to 20,000 absentee ballots remained to be counted, however. On Wednesday morning, Curran had not conceded the race, saying, "This is not over, and we must trust the process." more
Just over two years into Laura Curran’s first term as county executive, the world was roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Its continuing impact on life might have consumed lesser elected officials, but not Curran. more
Democratic incumbent Laura Curran is running for her second four-term as county executive. Her Republican opponent is Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman. The Herald asked the candidates three pertinent questions to get their take on the issues. more
After slashing the Town of Hempstead supervisor’s budget in half, proposing tax freezes or tax cuts each year in office and spending tens of millions of dollars to repair town roads and parks, Don Clavin deserves to be re-elected to two more years as town supervisor. more
Rockville Centre resident Laura Burns showed a willingness to address issues throughout the district. more
Though we found both candidates in the Nassau County clerk race to be strong, we see no reason to unseat Maureen O’Connell after all she has accomplished in the past 16 years. more
Early voting gets underway on Oct. 23 stretches through Oct. 31 at 17 sites across Nassau County, including the Lawrence Yacht & Country Club, 101 Causeway in Lawrence. more
Bill Gaylor and Laura Burns share their opinions on the issues ahead of Election Day. more
Jason Abelove is challenging Don Clavin for Town of Hempstead supervisor. Ahead of Election Day on Nov. 2, the Herald asked the candidates questions about their goals and issues facing the community. more
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