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The Democrat running against Republican Congressman Peter King of Seaford, gained three more significant endorsements last week when both Democratic County Executives – Laura Curran and Steve Bellone – and an immigrant advocacy group, endorsed Liuba Grechen Shirley for the 2nd Congressional seat. more
The Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) has been named “Local Health Department of the Year” for 2018 by the National Association of City and County Health Officials. The NACCHO represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. more
The Nassau County Comptroller has joined local businesses in advocating for New York State to begin collecting sales tax from out-of-state Internet vendors, as his analysis has shown the sales tax revenue could generate more than $90 million a year for Long Island. more
“The guy is a lunatic,” Island Park librarian Maureen Glueckert said, shaking her head, referring to LIU Post economist Panos Mourdoukoutas, who wrote an opinion piece for Forbes that suggested … more
More than five years after a language barrier mishap led to the unintended euthanizing of two pit bulls by the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh, the shelter’s paperwork is now available … more
After a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, business owners across Nassau County are calling for state legislation that they say would level the playing field between in-state and out-of-state online retailers. more
Maureen Blaum recalled being shocked when she looked at her New York American Water bill last month and saw that it was $300 — more than double her usual monthly cost. more
Kelley Marrero used to pay New York American Water about $60 a month, but in July she received a bill for $109, according to her posts on the Valley Stream News Facebook page. more
The Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency voted last Thursday to approve the transfer of the Hawthorne Apartments PILOT agreement from its current owner, Zeus Cottage LLC, to the purchaser of its Cottage Street property. more
Five years after Long Beach rebuilt its iconic boardwalk in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the city has received a final reimbursement from the state to cover the remaining cost of the $44 million … more
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