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Kimberly Mestizo swears she has time for sleep — “at least four or five hours a night,” she says. But it’s hard to imagine when. Among a lengthy list of activities, the 18-year-old MacArthur … more
Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman released a report on April 10 that was sharply critical of the county’s ethics panel and its failure to investigate ethics violations and to levy … more
State Sen. John Brooks joined Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen last week to outline a proposal that would give certain active-duty service personnel a break from property taxes. Speaking on … more
County Legislator Debra Mulé, a Democrat from Freeport, said on April 5 that she was disappointed that the Legislature’s Republican majority would not institute a 5-cent fee on paper bags, a move … more
Under an agreement reached as part of the state budget passed by lawmakers over the weekend, plastic bags will be banned in all New York retail stores starting next March. “You drive through … more
The Shared Services initiative, across the three counties, allows for the counties’ towns and villages to cooperatively purchase police vehicles at a discounted rate. more
Republicans in the Nassau County Legislature have stonewalled a bill that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms in safety boxes, and punish those who don’t — but Democrats are hoping … more
Tens of thousands of Wantagh residents and visitors lined Wantagh Avenue on a bright, unseasonably warm Sunday to watch as vintage vehicles and marchers as varied as bagpipers, Girl Scouts, volunteer … more
Erica Albert is all about service. Whether it’s making sandwiches for those in need, donating her time to a local animal shelter or working to eliminate animal waste from local waterways, “I just … more
Jorge Martinez and Christopher Squeri were elected Tuesday night to the Village of Freeport Board. Martinez took 31 percent of the vote in the five-person, at-large race, and Squeri took 24.5 … more
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