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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
“What a great name for today!” Hempstead Town Supervisor said to Harley Nemzer, of Wantagh, on Feb. 13. He and his wife, Ellen, had just walked down a motorcycle-lined aisle at Harley-Davidson of Nassau County to renew their marital vows. more
Ben Mevorach, 54, has been residing in Malverne for the past 25 years, yet still manages to keep a low profile despite his position as director of news and programming for 1010 WINS, the most listened to all news radio station in the United States. more
Three to four inches of snow fell through the night into Tuesday morning on Long Island’s south shore, enough to make driving — and walking — hazardous. The snow was expected to end around noon … more
New York state has pledged to fund the installation of a $150 million nitrogen-removal system at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, which will reduce the environmental harm of the sewage the plant discharges into Nassau County’s Western Bays, state and county officials said on Feb. 12. The officials, speaking at a Mineola news conference, also called on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide $550 million more to build an outfall pipe to carry effluent from Bay Park into the Atlantic Ocean. more
Madeline Singas, Nassau County’s new acting district attorney, stopped by Herald Community Newspapers’ Garden City office last Thursday for a discussion with editors and reporters about the views, goals and strategies she brings to the job. The conversation touched on topics from gun violence to illegal drugs, police practices, public corruption and what Singas sees as the need for “smart prosecution,” from crime-prevention strategies to alternatives to jailing young, non-violent offenders. more
When the breakout New York Islanders have scored one of their many dramatic goals this season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, it sounds like the roof could blow off the place. And inside the … more
The old cliché, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder,” really is true for Mary and Wayne Wagner. more
Could the next “American Idol” be from Wantagh? Adam Ezegelian, a 2011 graduate of Wantagh High School, has made it through auditions and the first round of cuts, and will now compete on the singing reality show known for launching the careers of several pop singers. more
Barbara Epstein, of Wantagh, a long-time member of the East Nassau League of Women Voters, was looking for a way to get involved in the community. The year was 1970. Epstein, home with her young children, joined a local bowling league. more
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