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Lynbrook Village Clerk John Giordano announced at the board of trustees meeting on June 4 that the village once again applied for a $10 million New York state downtown revitalization grant. more
Hundreds of water enthusiasts and curious Nassau County residents attended the inaugural South Shore Blueway Festival at Hewlett Point Park in East Rockaway on a sun soaked afternoon last Saturday. more
The Town of Hempstead is officially waiving all adoption fees during the dog days of summer. more
Editors note: The state's legislative session ends on June 20 and the Herald will be releasing a follow-up story on the state of voting reform in our next edition.  As the state legislative … more
The last few minutes of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s June 12 Board of Education meeting were tense, as Trustee Armando Hernandez surprised fellow board members with a motion to revoke the district’s decades-old school-choice policy. more
Dean Skelos, the former Rockville Centre politico who rose to become speaker of the State Senate, and his son, Adam, are scheduled to return to federal court on June 18 to face charges that Dean … more
DuWayne Gregory and Liuba Grechen Shirley both want Peter King out of his 2nd District seat, and are ready to unify the Democratic Party’s support under whoever wins the June 26 Democratic Primary. more
With a vote of 14 to 3, the State Board of Regents has tentatively approved new regulations that would penalize districts with significant numbers of students opting out of standardized tests. more
Hundreds of canoers, kayakers, paddle boarders and rafters are set to hit the water Saturday in East Rockaway for the inaugural South Shore Blueway Festival at Hewlett Point Park. more
Local elected officials are responding to a petition and calls for a traffic control device at the corner of Rockaway and Dubois avenues in Valley Stream, following an accident on May 24 in which a 27-year-old was killed when his motorcycle colliding with an SUV. more
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