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When Laura Gillen refused to concede in the race for her re-election to the highest seat in the Town of Hempstead, few were surprised. Much like her first term as supervisor, Gillen, a Democrat from … more
Republican Town of Hempstead officials celebrated at Town Hall on Jan. 7 as newly minted Supervisor Donald X. Clavin and the three of the town’s five council members took the oath of office. Former Supervisor Kate Murray was also sworn as town clerk, and Jeanine Driscoll stepped into Clavin’s previous position as receiver of taxes. more
Dennis Jones, 40, was the kind of father who built a Bat Cave fort with pillows and blankets so he and his son, Wyatt, 7, could spend hours pretending to be Batman and Robin. A construction worker, … more
The Freeport School District was one of 26 districts in the state awarded funding by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support their pre-kindergarten programs on Dec. 18. Freeport’s pre-K program is … more
Because of a new state criminal discovery law, the Village of Freeport will have to exceed the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap in 2020-21 and increase village taxes by 5.23 percent, which will amount to $187 a year, or $15.58 per month, according to tentative village budget documents. more
Tom and Mercy, Ben, Nancy and Jacob. These were only five of the slaves who lived on Long Island before New York abolished slavery in 1827. “In some cases, a single piece of paper with one of … more
Newly elected Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Don Clavin, announced his transition team at the Hofstra University Club on Monday. The team, which is comprised of more than 50 people, is headed by … more
By Nadya Nataly nnataly@liherald.com The Nassau County Legislature held an emergency meeting on Nov. 13 to allow the State Comptroller’s office and NIFA to restore Aid and Incentives for … more
With all absentee ballots counted, Don Clavin has defeated incumbent Laura Gillen in the Town of Hempstead supervisor race by 1,650 votes. She conceded Thursday at noon. According to the Board of … more
More than a week after Election Day, the Hempstead Town supervisor race remains undecided. more
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