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In an effort to strengthen its laws against the sale of marijuana in the village, Island Park officials scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, at which Mayor Michael McGinty said he expected the board to vote in favor of stricter regulations. more
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Feb. 15 that the Aid and Incentives to Municipalities, AIM, Funding, would not be eliminated from the state budget. Approximately $60 million in revenues for towns … more
State Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor, a Democrat from Hempstead, and State Sen. John Brooks, a Democrat from Seaford, are co-sponsoring a bill to give the New York State National Guard Armory, on … more
In response to the posting of a photo of a man holding a semi-automatic rifle on an anonymously managed, politically focused Facebook page, Lynbrook’s deputy mayor and mayoral challenger, Hilary Becker, hosted a news conference last week at which he announced that he feared for his family’s safety. Mayor Alan Beach called Becker’s move a “political ploy.” more
Nassau County Democrats announced on Feb. 13 that County Legislator Carrié Solages had earned their official endorsement in his upcoming re-election bid. The backing marks a full return for … more
By Bridget Downes bdownes@liherald.com The Army Corps of Engineers is set to resume work on the second phase of a federally funded beach-protection project next month, after work was paused … more
While Congress avoided another government shutdown on Friday, Senator Kevin Thomas, a Democrat from Levittown, has been pushing legislation to protect federal workers should another happen in the … more
Unlike Lynbrook, the Village of East Rockaway’s March 19 election will be uncontested, as Mayor Bruno Romano, Trustee Rich Bilello and Trustee Gordon Fox run for re-election without opposition. more
About five months after Lori Lang asked the Valley Stream Central High School District Board of Education to implement a policy that would provide private-school students with after-school transportation, Superintendent Bill Heidenreich said he would not recommend that the board move forward with the request for the next school year. more
Moody’s Investors Service, an investment advisory firm that issues loan risk assessments grades, downgraded the Village of Valley Stream’s bond rating on Feb. 15 from Baa3 to Ba1. The … more
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