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New York State named the Town of Hempstead a Clean Energy Community earlier this month, a designation that qualifies the town for $150,000 in grant funding to pursue additional renewable energy … more
The Town of Hempstead is fighting a court decision that temporarily bars it from requiring gas station owners to provide free compressed air 24 hours a day so drivers can fill their tires. more
As village officials continue working from a temporary trailer-type structure next to Island Park’s Long Island Rail Road station, residents called for an update on the progress of a new Village Hall at the board meeting on Jan. 19. more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III, 13 and Mia, 11, made their way past the barricades and crowds that surrounded the Capitol early on Jan. 20 and staked out a position … more
One day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, women, men and children by the hundreds of thousands descended on Washington, D.C., New York City and more than 60 major points around the globe on Jan. 21 to send a signal to Republican lawmakers: Women’s rights are human rights. more
Planned Parenthood of Nassau County’s staff and supporters said that they are concerned that the Republican-majority chambers of Congress will soon move to strip health centers affiliated with … more
As thousands of police and civilians stood waiting on Fifth Avenue, and more than 100 SUVs, police cars, ambulances and motorcycles lined the street on a Friday morning in the heart of bustling midtown Manhattan, only one thing was missing. Noise. more
Joined by her family and colleagues, Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller (R-Atlantic Beach) was sworn into office on Jan. 3 in the Legislative Office Building, officially becoming the state … more
The Nassau County parks department failed to properly administer and supervise two licensing agreements with a food vendor, costing taxpayers $430,989, according to an audit released by Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos on Dec. 12. more
Mineola residents found the statement spray-painted across the length of the sidewalk in front of their Washington Avenue home at 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 30. The phrase — a play on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign slogan — was book-ended by two red swastikas. more
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