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When news broke on Monday night that a State Supreme Court judge in Nassau County had ruled Governor Kathy Hochul’s mask mandate unconstitutional, many parents immediately wondered how that would affect their school-age children. Oceanside Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phyllis Harrington sent a letter to district parents and staff on Monday night that the district will go mask optional for now. 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
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced plans to spend more than $1 million to clean up the highly contaminated Gulf Oil site in Oceanside. 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 midnight approached on election night, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. 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
As many South Shore residents continue to pick up the pieces 19 months after Superstorm Sandy, county officials announced a bipartisan agreement to approve $14.4 million in borrowing to re-establish its Clean and Seed program. more
“I’m pissed — I worked three jobs my whole life, and I’m spending my kids’ college funds keeping this afloat,” said Robert Wright, a recently retired New York City firefighter from … 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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