State schools chief: No education dollars to arm teachers

Apparently reacting to media reports in August that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos might allow schools to use federal education dollars to train and arm teachers, New York’s education …

Laura Gillen introduces new Town of Hempstead ethics reform package

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen proposed an ethics reform package on Monday focused on addressing issues of nepotism and politics in the workplace, which she said have plagued the town in recent years.

Education

State walks back opt-out penalties

The State Education Department last week announced that it would pull back on plans to penalize schools in which high numbers of students boycott state standardized tests.

LIRR third track project breaks ground in Westbury

The Long Island Railroad will undergo a transformation to alleviate traffic along its most congested sites, a proposal that has been up in the air for the past 70 years. Gov. Andrew Cuomo …

Dunne, King Sweeney propose more vaping laws

Vapes and e-cigarette retailers throughout the Town of Hempstead would have to post large signs about the devices’ dangers to consumers, in a conspicuous location at their place of business, if a proposal by Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney of Wantagh and Councilman Dennis Dunne of Levittown is approved.

Editorial

Hempstead board must allow election debate

One Republican Town Board member endorsed and another offered support for Laura Gillen, a Democrat, when she was elected Hempstead supervisor last November, so she — and most voters — were hoping for . . .

There is more to Baldwin than Grand and Merrick

Because I’m a native of Baldwin, the vitality of Grand Avenue is near and dear to my heart, and addressing the economic and developmental needs of the corridor is a focal point of my …

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