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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
Herald Community Newspapers editors and reporters have spent the past two months reporting on Election 2018, and on Tuesday, November 6th, it will all boil down to a single factor: your vote.  more
The Herald endorses Michaelle Solages, a Democrat from Valley Stream, for the 22nd Assembly District seat. Solages was first elected to the office in 2012, when the district was formed from parts … more
In the nearly two years that Atlantic Beach resident Melissa Miller has been a state assemblywoman, she has learned that government moves at a glacial pace — which Miller, the mother of a special-needs child, finds frustrating. more
To slash through the sea of partisanship that now engulfs Congress, strong proponents of bipartisanship and people of action are needed. more
North Merrick Republican Dave McDonough, 81, was first elected to the State Assembly in a special election in 2002 and was re-elected to his ninth term in 2016. more
In a close call, the Herald endorses Brian Curran over Judy Griffin in the 21st Assembly District race. more
Having represented the State Senate’s 6th District for nearly a decade, and with another 13 years in the Assembly before that, Kemp Hannon has the experiene to continue tackling the issues his … more
Although professional boxer “Irish” Seanie Monaghan hasn’t fought in a year, he’s been keeping busy in the ring and training regularly for what he described as the most important fight of his … more
The Nassau Friends of National Rifle Association hosts an annual banquet fundraiser but this year, during a time of increased debate over gun-control, the event drew protests of the venue and elected … more
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