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The Nassau County Veterans Service Agency’s annual summer Veteran Stand Down welcomed hundreds of Long Island vets on Tuesday in Freeport. The biannual event last took place in November, shortly … more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law the Green Light Bill allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain New York state driver’s licenses. The State Assembly and Senate approved the measure in June. New York joins 12 other states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico in passing such legislation. more
Educator Dr. Lorna Lewis, of Freeport, received ERASE Racism’s Abraham Krasnoff Courage and Commitment Award at the Garden City Hotel on June 11. ERASE Racism is a regional civil rights … more
Plastic foam is officially banned in Nassau County. County Executive, Laura Curran signed it into law on June 11 at Jeremy’s Ale House in Freeport. Jeremy’s on the Nautical Mile is known for its … more
Nearly three years have passed, but the Nassau County Back Bays Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study to examine, in part, if storm gates can be installed at the Jones and East Rockaway inlets, will require more time, according to Scott Sanderson, section chief of coastal planning for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District. more
Hundreds of people gathered in the auditorium at Bethpage High School on June 11 to learn about the ambitious proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to contain and … more
A bill that would transfer the abandoned National Guard armory on Babylon Turnpike to the Village of Freeport passed a State Assembly vote on Tuesday. Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor, a Democrat from … more
With discussions about a possible transfer of Nassau County’s Cow Meadow Park to the Village of Freeport in the works, Kevan Abrahams, the County Legislature’s minority leader, appeared at the … more
State and local officials announced at a news conference last Friday the 15 locations in Nassau County that will be used as early-voting sites before the general election on Nov. 5. In January, the … more
The Freeport Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-1 on May 30 to grant land use and parking variances for Plaza West, a vacant, six-story art deco building on Sunrise Highway in central Freeport, to Atlantic Auto Group. more
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