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Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Nassau County Legislator Dave Denenberg, the Merrick Democrat accused by his former employer of overbilling a large corporate client for millions of dollars, was expected to plead guilty to mail fraud charges in federal court in Central Islip on Dec. 11, according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. He didn’t, however. more
Fire District commissioners elections were held throughout the Five Towns on Dec. 9. There were two contested races. more
On Tuesday, residents in the Atlantic Beach, Hewlett, Inwood, Meadowmere, North Lawrence and Woodmere fire districts could vote for fire commissioners. more
Nassau County voters will choose their next district attorney in November 2015, ten months after current D.A. Kathleen Rice leaves the post for a seat in Congress. Meanwhile, Rice’s top deputy or an appointee of Gov. Andrew Cuomo will take the reins as the county’s head prosecutor. more
On the eve of Veterans Day, a bill was introduced in the County Legislature that would direct more county contracts to veterans and active-duty service members who own local businesses. more
Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg, a Democrat from Merrick, is facing eight counts of mail fraud, a federal crime, after prosecutors allege he overbilled a client at his former law firm by $2.3 million. more
A company’s plans to build “Port Ambrose,” a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Atlantic Ocean 19 miles southeast of Jones Beach, have stalled for months in a federal review process, but that is likely to change next month. A U.S. Coast Guard official estimated that the government will release a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Port Ambrose in December. more
Republicans on Tuesday won control of many Democratic seats in Congress, but not Rep. Carolyn McCarthy’s. more
Despite Democratic losses in Congress on Tuesday, local Dems fared well in the House of Representatives, retaining the 3rd, 4th and 5th Congressional seats. Incumbent Gregory Meeks handily won re-election in the 5th C.D., capturing 92 percent of the vote, while incumbent Steve Israel hung on with 54 percent. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice won election to the 4th Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, who is retiring. She defeated Republican Bruce Blakeman, a former presiding officer of the Nassau County Legislature. more
Democrat Todd Kaminsky will succeed fellow Long Beach resident Harvey Weisenberg in the 20th Assembly District after defeating Avi Fertig, a Republican from Woodmere, on Tuesday. Weisenberg is retiring from the State Legislature when his two-year term expires at the end of the year. more
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