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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
Just over two years into Laura Curran’s first term as county executive, the world was roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Its continuing impact on life might have consumed lesser elected officials, but not Curran. more
After Nov. 2, the 8th district in the Nassau County legislature will be represented by someone other than Vincent Muscarella for the first time since the legislative body was formed in 1995. Muscarella’s successor should be John Giuffré. more
Democratic incumbent Laura Curran is running for her second four-term as county executive. Her Republican opponent is Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman. The Herald asked the candidates three pertinent questions to get their take on the issues. more
After slashing the Town of Hempstead supervisor’s budget in half, proposing tax freezes or tax cuts each year in office and spending tens of millions of dollars to repair town roads and parks, Don Clavin deserves to be re-elected to two more years as town supervisor. more
Though we found both candidates in the Nassau County clerk race to be strong, we see no reason to unseat Maureen O’Connell after all she has accomplished in the past 16 years. 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
In a significant setback to the Trump administration, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against “Kristjen Nielsen, Donald Trump, et al.,” on Feb. 13, blocking further action … more
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