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Three of Long Island’s four Congressmen are pressing for legislation to eliminate the SALT cap — which would allow homeowners to deduct a greater portion of their state and local property taxes. more
There are nearly two-dozen more conditional cannabis dispensary licenses on their way to Long Island. But thanks to local pushback in a number of Nassau County communities, chances are very low one … more
Laura Ryder’s volunteerism as trustee is over, but her passion to help others just intensified as she takes a seat on the board of the biggest town on Long Island. more
As the April 1 deadline for adoption of the New York State budget passed, a top issue of debate remains Governor Hochul’s Housing Compact. Emphasizing the strain this proposal would have on local infrastructure, emergency services and the environment, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jen DeSena and Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino stood with local utility leaders, environmental preservationists and first responders in front of the Albertson Water District HQ to make a final push against the governor’s Housing Compact. more
The impact on the environment from Nassau County’s 1.39 million residents is significant. more
Village of Lynbrook Trustee Laura Ryder was unanimously appointed by the Hempstead Town Board on March 14 as councilwoman for the 4th Councilmanic District seat vacated by former Councilman Anthony D’Esposito. more
The villages of East Rockaway and Lynbrook held elections Tuesday, March 21 after the Herald went to press. Each village had the mayor and two trustees up for election. None of the races was contested. more
Petitions for elected office in the villages of East Rockaway and Lynbrook were due Tuesday, Feb. 14 by 5 p.m., after the Herald went to press. A story identifying the candidates will appear in the Feb. 23 edition of the Herald. Check the Herald’s website, LIHerald.com, for more information. more
Should government representatives be elected by the voters they serve, or selected by government officials? more
Albany politics can be overwhelming to a newcomer, but newly elected State Sen. Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick is focusing on what comes naturally to her — local government and getting to know people. more
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