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The Herald has called in the past for the state government to close the loophole that allows people to exceed campaign contribution limits by forming limited liability companies, or LLCs . . . more
We congratulate Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino on his new transparency initiative: live-streaming town board meetings. Residents who want to know what their elected officials are discussing . . . more
“Even as you get all dressed up and glow with the anticipation of this coming night, keep in mind that there will be times in your life that are painful and there will be many . . . more
When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. more
Three seats are up for grabs in this year’s race for the North Merrick Board of Education. Two seats are being vacated by longtime Trustees George Haile and Linda Fuller. In the races for the open seats, Lissa Zukoff and John Pinto are going head to head, Jennifer Hyland is opposing Lori Spilabotte, and incumbent Wendy Gargiulo is being challenged by Paul Leavin. more
Officials at the East Rockaway School District have proposed a $38.4 million spending plan that includes a tax levy increase of just .27 percent — which translates into an additional $6 per … more
The Lynbrook School District has crafted a budget that comes in under the state’s cap on revenue raised through property taxes, which, this year, based on a complex formula, is .24 percent.Kept … more
It’s an easy call to endorse the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s 2016-17 budget, which comes in at a little more than $147.7 million. more
The East Meadow School District is in transition. From parents to teachers to administrators and Board of Education trustees, everyone has expressed relief at the sweeping changes introduced when … more
The proposed Island Park $38.78 million spending plan is actually $120,198 smaller than this year’s — a .31 percent decrease. The proposed $31.82 million tax levy, as well, is .18 percent smaller … more
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