James “Jimmy” D. McNaughton, a New York City Police officer and Army Staff Sergeant, was just 27 years old when he was killed in the line of duty.
The 15th Assembly District is up for grabs. The seat, which has been held by Republican Rob Walker since May 2005, became vacant as of midnight Jan. 2 when Walker stepped down to accept a position as Nassau County’s Deputy County Executive.
Heralded as the salt of the earth, honored as David victorious over Goliath, and lauded as an honest working man, proud to have been a janitor who put himself through law school, Edward P. Mangano was sworn in as Nassau County Executive on New Year’s Day to a crowd of supporters and a stage full of dignitaries who called for this very different county leader to embody the start of a new era for Nassau.
The ticket that Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano rode to victory was the same one that Republican candidates used in Nassau County to regain a majority in the legislature this November – lower spending, fees and taxes.
Despite narrowly passing a 2.5 percent home energy tax earlier this year, the Nassau County legislature recently voted 13-5 in favor of repealing it.
On Dec. 16, Tom Suozzi held a farewell party at the Garden City Hotel. He reflected on his years as county executive in front of staff members and supporters.
The Oyster Bay Town Board has awarded a contract to construct a new, state-of-the-art parking facility in Hicksville, according to Supervisor John Venditto, who said that the new structure will have two levels below ground, one at grade level and one level above ground and will park approximately 1,400 vehicles – the same as the previous facility.
The Hicksville Public Library’s Board of Trustees is seeking a candidate to fill an expected vacancy. To do so, the board is looking to appoint a candidate to fill the unexpired term of one trustee.
Today’s difficult financial times are affecting everyone and Long Island-based non-profits are not exempt. With the holidays around the corner, agencies across Nassau County are finding it difficult to meet the needs of struggling families.
Governor David A. Paterson signed into law last week pension reform legislation in North Hempstead Town Hall that is expected to provide more than $35 billion in long-term savings to New York taxpayers over the next 30 years. It will, he said, save $8.5 billion on Long Island and will provide much needed long-term property tax relief.
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