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Applause broke out at Elmont Memorial High School on Sunday as the two finalists for the development of Belmont Park announced plans to create thousands of temporary and permanent jobs as part of ambitious plans to develop the racing center further. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor-elect Laura Gillen held a news conference on the steps of Town Hall last Thursday to lambaste outgoing Supervisor Tony Santino’s plans to enact a contract amendment that would prohibit future termination of civil service employees, except for cause. That is, no layoffs would be allowed. more
Freeport Power and Electric recently completed a $2 million upgrade of its LM6000 turbine, a gas-powered jet engine normally used to power 747 airplanes, but in this case is used to power Freeport … more
In a nearly 20-minute address on Dec. 6 from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the United States State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy to an undeclared site in Jerusalem. more
Democrat Debra Mulé had long thought she would never get involved in politics, she said. Well, scrap that plan. The Village of Freeport trustee, 55, pulled off a decisive victory on Nov. 7 … more
Residents sighed in unison during the Oct. 30 Freeport Board of Trustees meeting. They were relieved to hear the Board of Trustees’ decision to deny the application to rezone properties located on … more
For the first time in more than a century, the Town of Hempstead will have a Democratic supervisor. Laura Gillen, a Rockville Centre attorney, defeated incumbent Republican Anthony Santino on Tuesday night by roughly 2,000 votes. more
Baldwin Democrat Laura Curran pulled out a victory over Republican Jack Martins in the race for Nassau County’s highest seat on Tuesday night, withall precincts reporting, … more
The Herald endorses Steve Rhoads, a Republican from Bellmore, for Nassau County legislator in the 19th District. more
The resumes of the two candidates for county comptroller, Democrat Jack Schnirman and Republican Steve Labriola, make clear that both have solid educations and a range of relevant experience. more
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