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For the third time in recent months, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen tried to open discussion on Tuesday on how the Town Board should fill vacancies when seats open up outside the election season, and for a third — and possibly final — time, Republican members blocked discussion on the subject. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
Just three months into John Mikulin’s tenure representing the State Assembly’s 17th District, James Coll, 45, of Seaford, announced that he would be challenging him for the seat this fall. … more
The New York state legislative session ended in Albany on June 20 and, despite the push by a number of advocacy groups around New York and in Nassau County, a number of voting reform bills did not … more
Liuba Gretchen Shirley will square off against 13-term Republican Rep. Peter King in the November midterms, after defeating DuWayne Gregory in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. more
Editors note: The state's legislative session ends on June 20 and the Herald will be releasing a follow-up story on the state of voting reform in our next edition.  As the state legislative … more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
A mistrial was declared on Thursday, Day 47 of the trial of former Nassau county Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda. Jurors remained deadlocked on a verdict after nearly nine days of deliberations. more
State Democrats assembled at Hofstra University Wednesday and Thursday to pick their nominees for governor, attorney general and comptroller, with Sec. Hillary Clinton endorsing incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. more
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has been appointed as a special prosecutor by Governor Cuomo to lead an investigation into allegations that former State Attorney General Eric … more
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