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The Five Towns Hispanic Association hoped to take advantage of schools and businesses being closed on Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day, by hosting a voter registration event at the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence on Oct. 8. On Nov. 6, New Yorkers can vote in state and federal races, however, Oct. 12 is the deadline for voters to register. more
For the third time in four years, the Assembly race in the 20th District is an open and contested battle, as Juan Vides, an Oceanside businessman, and incumbent State Assemblywoman Melissa “Missy” Miller, a Republican and an Atlantic Beach resident, are the major party candidates. more
Nassau County parents continued to show some of the highest levels of opposition to federally mandated state testing in English Language Arts and mathematics, according to figures released by the New … more
Juan Vides from Oceanside defeated his opponent Jack Vobis of Island Park late Thursday night to became the Democratic nominee to take on Republican incumbent Assemblywoman Melissa Miller of Atlantic … more
New Yorkers headed to the polls to vote in the 2018 primaries on a Thursday, rather than a Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing his own primary challenge by "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia … more
Two men are vying for the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Melissa Miller for New York’s 20th Assembly District seat. Jack Vobis, from Island Park, an attorney who … more
With Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy leading the effort, 13 villages are suing Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead for not fairly sharing sales tax revenue with the villages. Kennedy filed a … more
Incumbent Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner Harry Beltrani, is running unopposed for re-election. more
Freeport generates roughly $15.8 million a year in state sales taxes. The state collects the money, and then sends back roughly $6.2 million to Nassau County and the Town of Hempstead.The share of … more
Congressman Gregory Meeks, a Democrat from St. Albans, now in the final year of his 10th two-year term, is being challenged by Elmont community activist Carl Achille and Queens resident Mizan Choudhury for the right to run against a Republican opponent for the 5th District seat. more
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