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In a unique partnership with LIU Post, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh will become a training center for veterinary college students, who will treat cats and dogs in residence at the shelter under the supervision of leading doctors and professors in the field. more
The Wantagh, Seaford and Levittown public school districts will be among those tasked this fall with incorporating age-appropriate mental health education into the curriculum for all grades. more
Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen denounced a proposed measure on Aug. 2 that would extend civil-service worker pay scales to appointed employees, effectively giving them a combined $800,000 … more
The Democrat running against Republican Congressman Peter King of Seaford, gained three more significant endorsements last week when both Democratic County Executives – Laura Curran and Steve Bellone – and an immigrant advocacy group, endorsed Liuba Grechen Shirley for the 2nd Congressional seat. more
The Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) has been named “Local Health Department of the Year” for 2018 by the National Association of City and County Health Officials. The NACCHO represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. more
The Nassau County Comptroller has joined local businesses in advocating for New York State to begin collecting sales tax from out-of-state Internet vendors, as his analysis has shown the sales tax revenue could generate more than $90 million a year for Long Island. more
More than five years after a language barrier mishap led to the unintended euthanizing of two pit bulls by the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh, the shelter’s paperwork is now available … more
Just three months into John Mikulin’s tenure representing the State Assembly’s 17th District, James Coll, 45, of Seaford, announced that he would be challenging him for the seat this fall. … more
Liuba Grechen Shirley and State Sen. John Brooks joined activists around the country to defend the Roe v Wade decision . more
New legislation aimed at further reducing the sales of vaping and other tobacco products, was passed unanimously by the full Nassau County Legislature on Monday, July 9. more
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