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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Jan. 10 announced the formation of a task force to study the impact legal recreational marijuana might have on the county. Nassau County Police Commissioner … more
U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, was appointed Thursday to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives. The … more
On a daily basis, Oceanside resident Rita Paragas’s home violently shakes because of trucks driving along South Long Beach Road — between Foxhurst and Merrick roads. Paragas is one of many people in the community calling on the county to fix the road. more
By all accounts, 2019 should be a year in which officials in Oceanside and Island Park get things done. There are a number of projects on tap for both areas, which officials said they expect to either start or complete in the new year. more
The Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7’s Board of Commissioners voted at its meeting on Dec. 6 to terminate General Su-pervisor Dan Faust and Treasurer Douglas Hernandez, citing “scandalous conduct.” more
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney who arranged six-figure payments to a porn star and a Playboy model to buy their silence about affairs with Trump, is going to prison. U.S. … more
More than 40 residents filed into the Sons of Italy in America headquarters on Nov. 19 as the Oceanside Civic Group hosted a meeting to protest the construction of a Rockaway Avenue apartment complex that was approved by the Town of Hempstead. more
About 200 residents gathered outside Oceanside Fire Department headquarters on Foxhurst Road last Sunday to honor the memory of eight firefighters who died in the line of duty at a special street dedication ceremony. more
The Republican-majority Hempstead Town Board on Oct. 30 passed its $432.5-million budget by a vote of 6-1. Town Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, did not endorse the spending plan, which, she said, relied on uncertain savings to fund an $11-million tax cut. more
Democrat Judy Griffin defeated incumbent Brian Curran in the 21st Assembly District in Tuesday’s election. Griffin, a Rockville Centre community activist and a former director of community outreach … more
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