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There aren’t many people who can say they’ve come close to beating Andrew Cuomo — especially at the height of the former governor’s popularity. But Rob Astorino can. more
When he first ran for president in 2008, Barack Obama took a lot of flak from opponents over his college days as a “community organizer” — work that has never been easy to … more
Harry Wilson doesn’t have the most recognizable name among those running for governor — in either party. But then again, as the self-proclaimed turnaround expert might say, maybe he should. more
New York hasn’t backed a Republican governor since George Pataki was re-elected for the second time some 20 years ago. more
Tom Suozzi’s path to the governor’s mansion won’t be an easy one — especially since he’ll have to win a June 28 Democratic primary that includes a popular incumbent, Kathy Hochul. more
Former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison after his 2019 conviction on charges he and his wife accepted bribes from an Oyster Bay contractor. more
On Monday, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Woodbury) stood with faith leaders from around the county to announce a bill adding Lunar New Year, Eid al-Adha, and Diwali to the Compensated Holidays for Nassau County Officers and Employees. more
Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) hosted a press conference at Levittown Library calling on Gov. Hochul to restore her proposed $20 million cut to library construction aid included in her most recent budget plan. 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
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
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