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An overwhelming majority of residents who voted on the Merrick Library’s 2015-16 budget — more than 83 percent — supported the proposal, which will take effect July 1. more
On March 31, a crowd of roughly 150 people, mostly parents and teachers in Bellmore and Merrick, packed the auditorium at Brookside School in North Merrick for a forum on the state’s education policies. more
It has been a little more than two months since Erin King Sweeney was appointed the new councilwoman in the Town of Hempstead’s 5th District, following the retirement of Angie Cullin. more
Erin King Sweeney, Merrick’s new councilwoman on the Hempstead Town Board, and Dan Malesardi, a utility program specialist from PSEG Long Island, will be the guest speakers at the South Merrick Community Civic Association’s meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, March 24, at the Merrick Road Park golf course clubhouse. more
Facing pressure from state and local officials, New York Rising announced a major policy change on Thursday to part of its reimbursement formula that officials say has stalled the rebuilding process … more
In his State of the County speech Wednesday night in East Meadow, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano painted a bright picture of Nassau’s present and future, touting his administration’s efforts to attract young people and families to the county, spur growth in the private sector, downsize government and hold down taxes. more
Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator from Merrick who resigned on Jan. 21, the same day he pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with swindling a law client of $2.3 million, co-founded a business two weeks later to advise clients about how to reduce their property taxes. It is called Cobra Consulting Group, LLC. more
Steve Rhoads, a Bellmore Republican, beat Rita Kestenbaum, a Bellmore Democrat, in a special election on March 10 in the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District. Rhoads captured 58 percent of the vote to Kestenbaum's 42 percent –– a margin of 16 percentage points, according to the county Board of Elections. more
The Herald endorses Rita Kestenbaum in the race for the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District. Kestenbaum, a Democrat from Bellmore, is running against Steve Rhoads, a Republican from Bellmore, in a special election to fill the seat left empty when David Denenberg recently resigned from the post shortly before pleading guilty to eight counts of federal mail fraud. The election is set for next Tuesday, March 10. more
Democrat Rita Kestenbaum and Republican Steve Rhoads, the two candidates in the Nassau County Legislature’s 19th District, squared off last Thursday not so much against each other as against a roomful of likely voters given free rein to ask or say what they pleased. more
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