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Monday, August 31, 2015
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Next month, after a five-month hiatus from airplane noise, Runway 4L-22R at John F. Kennedy International Airport will reopen after undergoing an expansion to accommodate more and bigger planes — and, highly likely, bring more airplane noise to the area. more
With Election Day less than three months away, the candidates in Nassau County’s most high-profile race this year are stepping up their political appeals — and their attacks on one … more
Henry Boitel wasn’t asking for anything complicated. He just wanted to know what’s going on at the Town of Hempstead board meetings when he wasn’t able to attend. “The public doesn’t have any idea of what’s going on at those meetings,” said Boitel, “unless they read something in the newspaper.” more
The Town of Hempstead has awarded a contract to Westbury-based Roadwork Ahead Inc. to do extensive streetscaping on the north side of Hempstead Avenue, from Westminster Avenue to Woodview Road, in West Hempstead. The work is anticipated to start in mid-September and to be completed by the end of October. more
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara added more charges to the indictment against Senator Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, late in the day on Tuesday, July 21. Skelos, 67, and his son Adam, 32, were already charged with six counts stemming from what Bharara said was a scheme in which Skelos was trading favors with businesses in exchange for payments made to his son. more
Congresswoman Kathleen Rice last week called a private meeting with leaders of Nassau County’s traditionally black churches and organizations to discuss the safety needs of their communities in a post-Charleston era. more
Given the news of the Charleston murders, the Confederate flag and a recent study showing twice as many people have been killed by white, non-Muslim extremists in the U.S. as by radical Muslims since Sept. 11, 2001, you have to wonder where Bea Bayley gets her strength and resolve. more
I want to enumerate the many reasons I’m so against making test scores count for 50 percent of the ratings. more
After five years in which Nassau County has not reassessed property values, the county is moving toward refiguring all Nassau properties’ worth for 2019-20. The eventual reassessment could lead to higher property-tax bills for some residents, according to one expert. more
A federal judge last Friday sentenced Dave Denenberg, the former Nassau County legislator who pleaded guilty to cheating a law client out of $2.3 million and resigned from office earlier this year, to three months in jail and three months of house arrest. more
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