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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 NasOn Wednesday morning, Republicans in Nassau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. Bruce Blakeman, the Republican Town of Hempstead councilman, had surged past incumbent Democrat Laura Curran in the race for county executive, with 92 percent of precincts reporting. As of 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."sau County-wide races were inching toward a GOP sweep. more
In the race between incumbent Debra Mulé and challenger Eric McEvoy, the choice to re-elect Mulé comes down to experience in the highly political arena that is the Nassau County Legislature. more
Just over two years into Laura Curran’s first term as county executive, the world was roiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Its continuing impact on life might have consumed lesser elected officials, but not Curran. more
The Herald endorses Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito in the 4th Council District. D’Esposito, a Republican, is seen with constituents often, and has sponsored programs like … more
Democratic incumbent Laura Curran is running for her second four-term as county executive. Her Republican opponent is Town of Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman. The Herald asked the candidates three pertinent questions to get their take on the issues. more
After slashing the Town of Hempstead supervisor’s budget in half, proposing tax freezes or tax cuts each year in office and spending tens of millions of dollars to repair town roads and parks, Don Clavin deserves to be re-elected to two more years as town supervisor. more
Though we found both candidates in the Nassau County clerk race to be strong, we see no reason to unseat Maureen O’Connell after all she has accomplished in the past 16 years. more
When then-Secretary of State Colin Powell visited Molloy College in Rockville Centre for a forum on April 29, 2005, he spoke to attendees about international affairs and expressed the importance of diversity across the world. Though he died on Oct. 18 at 84 from complications of Covid-19, many people who witnessed his speech still remember his message 16 years later. more
Bill Gaylor and Laura Burns share their opinions on the issues ahead of Election Day. more
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