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The board of trustees for Lynbrook and East Rockaway each voted last month to join Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy’s lawsuit alleging the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County do not provide villages with a fair share of sales-tax reimbursement. more
New York American Water announced on Monday that South Shore customers’ high water bills are the result of a recently approved conservation rate coupled with increased summer usage. more
The New York State Education Department Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced on Friday that her department had made errors in calculating Title II A disbursements in 2017-18 amounting to more than $12 million. The errors resulted in overpayments to 275 charter schools and underpayments to some 677 school districts and 10 special act schools statewide. Three Suffolk County school districts also received overpayments. more
Rockville Centre’s Board of Trustees on July 19 voted to join the Village of Freeport’s claims and litigation against the state, the Town of Hempstead and Nassau County to collect the village’s “fair share” of sales tax revenue. more
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
In a unique partnership with LIU Post, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh will become a training center for veterinary college students, who will treat cats and dogs in residence at the shelter under the supervision of leading doctors and professors in the field. more
The Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown public school districts will be among those tasked this fall with incorporating age-appropriate mental health education into the curriculum for all grades. 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
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
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