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Incumbent County Legislator Howard Kopel, a Republican from Lawrence, is running for his sixth two-year term. Challenger Debra Siegel, a lawyer, is a Democrat from Rockville Centre. more
The race for the District 6 Legislator seat began at the end of March when challenger Laura Burns announced her bid against incumbent William Gaylor. The Herald asked both candidates questions … more
Amid a gas moratorium imposed by National Grid, the utility faces millions of dollars in fines unless it provides natural gas to more than 1,100 customers who were denied service re-connections after the company recently sought approval for a controversial gas pipeline. more
The village board unanimously voted on Oct. 7 to rename the Village Pool in honor of former Mayor Eugene Scarpato. more
When the power generators are running on diesel fuel at the Bay Park Water Reclamation Facility at times each day, a plume of yellow smoke can be seen spewing from the plant, filling the air in nearby yards and parks with odors and toxins. That has residents worried about the potential health effects of inhaling diesel exhaust. more
Lynbrook residents will soon get a chance to share their opinions and learn about a developer’s plan to build luxury rental apartments at the site of the Capri Lynbrook Motor Inn. The village board voted Monday night to set Oct. 21 as the public hearing date for the project. more
Election Day is a little less than four weeks away, but thanks to a series of reforms passed by the State Legislature in January, Nassau County residents can vote during a nine-day period before Nov. … more
The East Rockaway Board of Education unanimously voted on Sept. 17 to adopt a $27.7 million bond referendum to fund repairs and upgrades at the district’s three schools. more
When three East Rockaway businesses were severely damaged by an early morning fire on Aug. 8, it did not take long for the community to rally around them. more
Officials from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority came to Long Beach City Hall on Sept. 19 to present the state’s plans to bring 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind power to … more
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