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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara added more charges to the indictment against Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, late in the day on Tuesday, July 21. Skelos, 67, and his son Adam, 32, were already charged with six counts stemming from what Bharara said was a scheme in which Skelos was trading favors with businesses in exchange for payments made to his son. more
Identical to the June village elections, there is no challenger to incumbent Sanitary District 1 Commissioner Frank Argento who is on the July 8 ballot for his third five-year term as part of the six-member board, which helps to oversee an entity that has more than 100 full-time employees and picks up about 39,000 tons of solid waste annually. more
I want to enumerate the many reasons I’m so against making test scores count for 50 percent of the ratings. more
A half dozen Five Towns villages held elections on Tuesday. All candidates were unopposed and all terms are two years. Lawrence Incumbents Alex Edelman, 136 votes, and Michael Fragin, 132 … more
After five years in which Nassau County has not reassessed property values, the county is moving toward refiguring all Nassau properties’ worth for 2019-20. The eventual reassessment could lead to higher property-tax bills for some residents, according to one expert. more
A federal judge last Friday sentenced Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator who pleaded guilty to cheating a law client out of $2.3 million and resigned from office earlier this year, to three months in jail and three months of house arrest. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s acting district attorney, continued her push for greater restrictions for registered sex offenders last week at a North Merrick civic group meeting. The setting was significant. Weeks earlier, police arrested a North Merrick man ... more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo renewed his call for an extension of the tax cap during a visit to Long Island on Wednesday. The legislation, which limits property tax increases, is set to expire next year. more
Growing up in a household where the phrases “Let me help,” “How can I help?” and “I’m on it” were heard often was what propelled Cedarhurst resident and Lawrence Board of Education Trustee Tova Plaut to get involved in politics, she said. more
Nassau County Legislator Francis X. Becker has been hospitalized with what some reports say is a heart attack. He is a patient at South Nassau Communities Hospital. Becker, 62, a Republican from Lynbrook, has represented the 6th Legislative District, which includes ... more
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