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Former longtime Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 employee Joe Samoles announced that he is challenging Tom Lanning for a seat on the board of commissioners in the June 20 election. more
As the Long Island Power Authority continues to seek a reduction in its property-tax payments on four National Grid-operated power plants — including the E.F. Barrett Generation Station — Island Park residents met with a Northport-based coalition on April 11 to protest the efforts, which would significantly raise taxes in the communities. more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said on April 5 that she was disappointed that the Legislature’s Republican majority would not institute a 5-cent fee on paper bags, a move … more
Under an agreement reached as part of the state budget passed by lawmakers over the weekend, plastic bags will be banned in all New York retail stores starting next March. “You drive through … more
Town of Hempstead officials hosted meetings last week at the Oceanside and Island Park libraries to provide residents with updates on various road- and drainage-improvement projects — most of which will break ground by summer’s end. more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
Republicans in the Nassau County Legislature have stonewalled a bill that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms in safety boxes, and punish those who don’t — but Democrats are hoping … more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen hosts a community town hall presentation at Island Park Public Library on March 25 at 7 p.m more
Jorge Martinez and Christopher Squeri were elected Tuesday night to the Village of Freeport Board. Martinez took 31 percent of the vote in the five-person, at-large race, and Squeri took 24.5 … more
New York American Water rates are set to increase again next month, as the third year of the utility’s conservation rate hike begins. more
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