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Mayor Robert Kennedy was re-elected along with fellow incumbents Carmen Piñeyro and Ronald Ellerbe. Challenger Andrew Hardwick ran with trustee candidates Juana Prado and Frank Grossman, while … more
The city released a draft of its proposed comprehensive plan in January that, if approved, could lead to an overhaul of decades-old zoning laws to address future development in Long Beach. The … more
Valley Stream parents, as well as members of the Valley Stream Teachers Association, are actively circulating opt-out forms, posting on social media and sharing fliers around the town to encourage parents to opt their children out of taking statewide tests beginning next week. Last year, the number of students who opted out of taking the English Language Arts and math exams nearly doubled from the prior year. more
The Press Club of Long Island released an exhaustive study of municipalities’ response to Freedom of Information Act requests on March 13, in which the Village of Valley Stream received a B- score. more
Remembering my mom To the Editor: Thank you for publishing the obituary for my mother, Elaine Garrison. We’re very proud of all she accomplished and contributed to Lynbrook and the number of … more
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced plans to invest nearly $10 million to upgrade the Lynbrook Long Island Railroad train station, which is in need of a significant overhaul. more
During the first of two scheduled public hearings to decide whether the owners of the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn should have their room rental license revoked, Lynbrook Police Deputy Chief Ronald Fleury detailed the history of crimes that have occurred at or around the motel. more
To commemorate Women’s History Month, Hempstead Town leaders honored Dr. Tonie McDonald, the superintendent of the Levittown School District, and 10 other women for their contributions to the community at the annual Pathfinder Awards ceremony on March 7. more
The Army Corps of Engineers was expected to begin work on a coastal protection project in Long Beach on Friday, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, six months ahead of … more
Six village officials — three in Lynbrook and three in East Rockaway — are up for re-election on March 21. In Lynbrook, Trustees Hilary Becker and Michael Hawxhurst are looking to remain in their positions on the village board, while William McLaughlin seeks another term as village justice. All three are running unopposed. more
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