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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Politics
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State Sen. Dean Skelos, the Senate’s majority leader and one of the most powerful elected leaders in Albany, is refuting a story aired by WNBC on Thursday, reporting that U.S. Attorney Preet … more
Dave Denenberg, a longtime Nassau County legislator from Merrick accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, pleaded guilty to eight counts of mail fraud Wednesday morning in Central Islip federal court. more
The Hempstead town board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney to fill vacancies in the 3rd and 5th Councilmatic Districts on Jan. 13, despite objections by Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby and residents of the 5th District. more
Homeowners and renters across New York are used to hearing about rising taxes, especially on Long Island. That wasn’t the case last week, though, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to provide property tax relief for people who make up to $250,000. more
Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, the Merrick Democrat accused by his former law firm of over-billing a corporate client for millions of dollars, was due in federal court on Jan. 21, after press time, to answer eight federal mail fraud charges. more
The Hempstead Town Board appointed Bruce Blakeman and Erin King-Sweeney to fill vacancies in the Third and Fifth Councilmatic Districts left open by former Councilman James Darcy and Councilwoman Angie Cullin on Tuesday, Jan 13. more
One after another, for four hours, speakers at a hearing last Wednesday in Jamaica, Queens lined up to decry a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 18.5 miles southeast of Jones Beach. more
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, Senator Dean Skelos was sworn in for his 16th term in the senate and was also elected Majority Leader by the Republican caucus. more
As Kathleen Rice took her oath of office as a congresswoman on Tuesday afternoon in Washington, the woman who was her top deputy at the Nassau County district attorney’s office, Madeline Singas, took her oath of office as acting D.A. in Mineola, said D.A. office spokesman Paul Leonard. more
Groups opposed to Port Ambrose, a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of Jones Beach, are fuming at the U.S. Maritime Administration and Coast Guard’s decisions to release a 1,800-page environmental impact report shortly before the December holidays and schedule public meetings in early January. more
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