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Nassau County has nearly $70 million collecting a little dust in a bank account — but not for long. County Executive Bruce Blakeman has earmarked $2.5 million for opioid addiction treatment, … more
It’s a unique opportunity to reshape town lines and political power within Nassau County — an occasion that comes just once every decade. more
In her Democratic primary race last month, Laura Gillen faced jabs from her opponent. She had lost her 2019 re-election bid for Hempstead town supervisor. Yet Gillen won the primary anyway. But … more
Laura Gillen is a step closer to claiming the open U.S. House seat left vacant by Kathleen Rice. The former Hempstead town supervisor was projected to win the Democratic primary for the 4th … more
Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and his wife, Linda, have been granted a few more weeks of freedom from jail while they continue to appeal their sentences. The Manganos were scheduled … more
Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, sentenced to a 12-year prison term in a bribery scandal, is now on the hook for $10.6 million in restitution to two Connecticut insurance … more
On Monday, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Woodbury) stood with faith leaders from around the county to announce a bill adding Lunar New Year, Eid al-Adha, and Diwali to the Compensated Holidays for Nassau County Officers and Employees. more
Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) hosted a press conference at Levittown Library calling on Gov. Hochul to restore her proposed $20 million cut to library construction aid included in her most recent budget plan. more
Stephen L. Drummond, a partner in the Queens-based law firm of Drummond and Squillace, took oath as associate village justice at the Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. more
As of Wednesday morning, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. As the Herald went to press, 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. At press time, 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
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