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With Liberty Utilities finalizing the $608 million purchase of New York American Water Jan. 3, many Lynbrook and East Rockaway residents have expressed hope for better service and lower rates. more
If there was anything he could do to keep youth safe and engaged in their community, longtime East Rockaway Recreation Director Jerry Chapel did it. At various times, he took on the role of coach, umpire, referee, recreation director and organizer for various sports leagues, carving a lasting legacy in his community. more
The debate over masking children in schools has intensified in Lynbrook and East Rockaway after County Executive Bruce Blakeman held a news conference on Jan. 3, at which he announced that he signed executive orders directing local boards of education to vote later this month on whether their district should mandate mask use. more
An overnight snowstorm dropped three to six inches of snow across Long Island, including in Lynbrook and East Rockaway, which both had school closures on Friday. more
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman, who took office Monday, signed executive orders Thursday morning directing local boards of education to vote in January on whether their districts should mandate mask use, while also lifting the mask mandate for all county agencies and the state's temporary mask mandate in public places. more
With the start of the new year, many projects are in the works locally that Lynbrook and East Rockaway village officials say are scheduled for completion in 2022 or the coming years. more
The Hempstead Industrial Development Agency voted Nov. 30 to approve moving forward with a PILOT agreement for the $95 million, 201-unit apartment complex at the former Mangrove Feather factory in Lynbrook. more
Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman, a Republican, retained his Election Night lead over Democratic Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after all absentee ballots were counted on Nov. 15, finishing with a 2,150-vote lead. more
Developers who are seeking to build a $95 million, 201-unit apartment complex at the former site of the vacant Mangrove Feather factory have received preliminary approvals for economic incentives from the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency as they seek a 30-year PILOT, or payment in lieu of taxes, agreement. more
As of Wednesday monring, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. Bruce Blakeman, the Republican Town of Hempstead councilman, had surged past incumbent Democrat Laura Curran in the race for county executive, with 92 percent of precincts reporting. As of midnight, an official winner had not been declared in the race, but Blakeman had 52 percent of the vote to Curran’s 47 percent. Close to 20,000 absentee ballots remained to be counted, however. On Wednesday morning, Curran had not conceded, saying, "This is not over, and we must trust the process." more
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