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On Wednesday, Jan. 12, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman joined Chief Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro, Assistant Chief James Hickman, President of Fire Commission Frank DeBobes, Nassau Fire Education Center Chief Instructor John Murray, and the Nassau County Police Department Arson and Bomb Squad to host a demonstration for residents at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy in Old Bethpage to show what happens if space heaters are not used correctly. more
On her second-to-last day in office, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran issued an executive on Dec. 30 to create a nine-member Nassau County Advisory Committee for Gender Inclusivity to address gender identity discrimination in the county's charter, administrative code and other regulations. The committee would report to the county executive. 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
Stephen L. Drummond, a partner in the Queens-based law firm of Drummond and Squillace, took oath as associate village justice at the Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday. 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. As the Herald went to press, 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. At press time, 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
The most hard-fought, and nasty, race in Nassau County this election season has been the contest for district attorney, pitting Democrat State Sen. Todd Kaminsky against Republican Anne Donnelly. Both have been running scathing television ads accusing each other of being responsible for freeing prisoners. more
In the race for filling Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman’s seat between Democrat Ryan E. Cronin and Republican Elaine R. Phillips, the choice to support Cronin comes down to a wholistic plan of accountability across parties and systems modernization. more
In the race for Town of Hempstead Clerk, the Herald endorses incumbent Kate Murray. more
Republican Steve Rhoads has worked passionately for the residents of Nassau County’s 19th Legislative District over the past two years. After a term that became defined by a pandemic, the district was fortunate to have Rhoads at the lead. more
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