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Surrounded by dozens of supporters, Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Donald Clavin announced on Feb. 19 his candidacy for Hempstead Town supervisor. “We need a supervisor that will put the … more
The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
Could Baldwin be a prime spot for Amazon’s next headquarters? Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney seems to think so, and is asking the online retail giant to ditch its plans for Long Island City, … more
Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced on Jan. 16 that she was seeking to hire an outside consultant to audit the town Building Department and offer recommendations on how to streamline its building … more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Jan. 10 announced the formation of a task force to study the impact legal recreational marijuana might have on the county. Nassau County Police Commissioner … more
U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, was appointed Thursday to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives. The … more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said she’s not giving up on a proposed bill that would impose a 5 cent fee for each bag given out at supermarkets and shops. “It’s … more
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. … more
Ex-Baldwin Fire Department Chief Keith Eckels defeated incumbent fire commissioner Paul Yanantuono in Tuesday’s election. Eckels earned 326 vote to Yanantuono’s 281. “Thank you to everyone … more
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