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The Hempstead Town Board voted on Feb. 5 to table the hiring of an outside consultant to audit the Town Building Department. The roughly $155,000 measure was intended to offer recommendations on how … more
On Jan. 30, state lawmakers approved the first new gun control laws since the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act passed in 2013. Gun control advocates cheered the further tightening … more
With the shutdown of the federal government reaching Day 33 on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, State Assemblywoman Taylor Raynor and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran visited the Freeport-based Long Island Cares food pantry to shine a light on the hardships that federal workers now face. more
The Village of Freeport held its annual celebration to remember the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 19 at the Freeport Recreation Center. This year’s event … more
Town Supervisor Laura Gillen announced on Jan. 16 that she was seeking to hire an outside consultant to audit the town Building Department and offer recommendations on how to streamline its building … more
Freeport village officials unanimously voted to approve a $72.7 million budget for 2019-20 on Jan. 7 at a public meeting led by Mayor Robert Kennedy and the board of trustees. more
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran on Jan. 10 announced the formation of a task force to study the impact legal recreational marijuana might have on the county. Nassau County Police Commissioner … more
During the first 2019 Village of Freeport Board of Trustees meeting, the Freeport Police Department honored Freeport police officers and Nassau County Police Department officers for their continued … more
Two Village Trustee seats are up for elections for the March 2019 Village Trustee elections — Deputy Mayor Jorge Martinez’s seat and William White’s seat. White took a seat on the … more
U.S. Rep. Thomas Suozzi, a Glen Cove Democrat, was appointed Thursday to the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, the chief tax-writing committee of the House of Representatives. The … more
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