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Long Beach City Manager Donna Gayden, who was first hired in February 2020 to help the city climb out of a deep financial hole and who was believed to a short-timer, has signed a new contract that … more
The Long Beach City Council Tuesday night approved an extended contract for City Manager Donna Gayden, which will take her through 2023 and raise her base salary to $203,000, $13,000 above her … more
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
Long Beach voters returned City Council president John Bendo to another term, and elected newcomer John Lester to the council. But incumbent Mike DeLury and Democrat Tina Posterli were locked in a … more
John Bendo Incumbent Party: Democrat Age: 59 Career: Nuclear engineer On the issues: Became City Council president in January 2020. Worked to get the West End Library branch reopened … 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
Denise Ford, the veteran county legislator, is being challenged by a new comer to electoral politics,  Claudia Lovas, a Democrat.  Ford is campaigning on her nearly 20 years as a legislator … 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
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
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