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On Feb. 9, alongside local library directors, Hempstead Town Supervisor Donald Clavin announced that the town has approved more than $340,000 in grants to support several public libraries within the township (see box). The allocation was made possible by funding through the federal CARES Act, which was secured by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer last year. more
Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 Commissioner Ryan Hemsley has yet to meet with the law firm that was hired to investigate claims that he was behind racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic Facebook posts, despite the firm’s attempts to conduct the probe. more
A push has been made for legislation that would help health care workers and volunteer first responders who served on the front lines during the Covid-19 pandemic repay their student loan debt. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Feb. 3 that the state Department of Public Service will look into the feasibility of municipalizing New York American Water, the privately owned utility whose service and water bills have long been decried by Nassau County customers. more
The Town of Hempstead and Mount Sinai South Nassau have announced that the hospital will establish a Covid-19 testing and vaccination mobile unit for town residents using more than $695,000 in CARES Act funds. more
The Village of Island Park will receive a relief grant of more than $30,600 to help reimburse unexpected expenses that were brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. more
In his Jan. 13 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a $26 billion green-energy plan to increase solar and wind projects, including two offshore wind farms, one of which is slated to connect to the E.F. Barrett Generation Station in Island Park. more
Ron Walsh, a high-ranking veteran Nassau County police officer, was to be sworn in Friday as Long Beach’s new top cop after a farewell ceremony at Nassau police headquarters.  Instead, … more
State lawmakers are pushing for new legislation that would enable special districts to unseat elected officials for inappropriate conduct after an Oceanside Sanitation District No. 7 commissioner made alleged racially charged Facebook posts. more
After a challenging 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Oceanside and Island Park officials and local leaders are looking toward a 2021 full of projects and goals. more
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