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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
The year 2021 was another busy one for the Nassau County Legislature. As we enter 2022, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the key initiatives from last year that were passed by the Legislature and signed into law. 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
As of Wednesday morning, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. At press time, Bruce Blakeman, the Republican Town of Hempstead councilman, had surged past incumbent Democrat Laura Curran in the race for county executive, with nearly all precincts reporting. 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 the race, saying, "This is not over, and we must trust the process." more
Updated Nov. 7 at 11:50 a.m. Kathy Boockvar, a former Hewlett Neck resident who graduated from Hewlett High School class of 1986, and was appointed to be Pennsylvania Secretary of State by Gov. Tom Wolf last year is in the middle of the presidential election. more
Opening arguments were heard on Wednesday in the corruption trial of Former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. more
Atlantic Beach Mayor George Pappas and his children, George III and Mia attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, D.C., on Friday. more
Several local elected officials took park in a political form at Temple Hillel in North Woodmere last Sunday. more
One year after Superstorm Sandy laid waste to Long Island’s electrical grids, New Jersey-based energy company PSE&G is preparing to replace LIPA in managing … more
The Army Corps of Engineers has secured federal funding to conduct a comprehensive coastal protection study of the East Coast that includes Reynolds Channel, in what U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer … more
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