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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Politics
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After Danny Ehrick’s home flooded in Hurricane Sandy, the 11-year resident of Freeport immediately cleaned his tools. Ehrick said he knew he would need them to gut the first floor of his canal-front home on Florence Avenue. more
An engineer has completed a draft study on the feasibility of a public takeover of Long Island American Water, the water utility company that services the area, but the public has yet to see the document. more
Kathleen Rice and Bruce Blakeman are now gearing for the summer and fall campaign seasons leading into November’s general election ... more
The Republican-controlled Nassau County Legislature on June 16 approved fee increases for many county services, including parks, museums, pools, golf, marinas and vendor registration. County Executive Ed Mangano, who proposed the fee hikes in May, signed them into law June 19. more
Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray came to the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station on Tuesday to call on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to rethink a plan to bus train commuters … more
Kathleen Rice bested Kevan Abrahams in Tuesday’s Democratic primary in the 4th Congressional District, according to unofficial County Board of Election results. In the Republican primary, Bruce Blakeman defeated Frank Scaturro, also according to the unofficial results. more
Merrick residents articulated many reasons why they do not want to see a 7-Eleven open at 150 Merrick Road, opposite Levy-Lakeside Elementary School, during a June 10 Hempstead Town Council meeting. Town officials, however, said there was nothing they could do legally to stop the business from moving in. more
The Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District and Merrick School District recently received shipments of multiple-choice tests, sealed in plastic wrap, from NCS Pearson, Inc., the company that creates and grades New York’s standardized tests for third to eighth graders. Both districts sent the test books back, unopened. more
Electoral upsets happen every so often in Nassau County. There was Republican Dan Frisa beating his party’s incumbent, David Levy, in 1994. Like Levy, Frisa became a one-term congressman after a … more
Sometime between when third- to eighth-grade students took state English Language Arts tests at the beginning of April and when they took state math tests four weeks later, some Merrick and North Merrick parents decided that enough was enough. more
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