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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
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
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
On the steps of the Town of Hempstead town hall building on Feb. 7, Thomas Tweedy, 62, a former Republican mayor of Floral Park, announced that he would be seeking nomination on the Democratic line … more
Immigrant rights activists are urging Nassau County Executive Laura Curran to remove U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency officials from the trailer where they are stationed at the Nassau … more
After nearly a dozen residents showed up to the Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals meeting last month to protest a controversial driveway at a 7-Eleven under construction in Island Park, the board announced on Feb. 7 that it has ordered the curb cut to be removed. more
At a contentious meeting of Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7’s board of commissioners on Feb. 7, Commissioner Tom Lanning asked Chairman John Mannone to step down, citing a decision to fire two long-tenured employees, which Mannone’s detractors claim was done without cause. more
The Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters will host a Meet the Candidates Night and Debate for those running in the upcoming village election at the Lynbrook Public Library on March 7, at 7 p.m. All residents are welcome. more
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