Written by Karen Gellender Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
I enjoyed attending both the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum on Oct. 2 and the POB Chamber of Commerce Meet The Candidates Breakfast on Oct. 17. However, and this was not the fault of any of the organizers, it was somewhat disappointing that so many of the candidates were faced with an empty chair next to them instead of their opponent.
I realize the candidates have a lot of events they need to juggle and they can’t be everywhere at once, however I still hope that in the future, we see a more complete pool of candidates at these events. Seeing them respond to questions tells you so much more than any campaign ad or flyer, and having both candidates for a given seat present allows for a lively debate, something we could always use more of.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto swore in the newest edition to the town council, Councilwoman Michelle M. Johnson, and Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. during a town board meeting last Tuesday morning.
Johnson is a practicing attorney, and previously worked in government as a Nassau County Deputy County Attorney. She graduated from New York Law School, served as deputy county attorney, and has worked in private practice as both a matrimonial and criminal attorney. She replaced Councilwoman Beth Faughnan, who resigned in March 2013, and will have to run for election again in November to retain her seat, as will Altadonna.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 00:00
Across Nassau County, residents are reacting—some with outrage, some with delight—to the Nassau County District Attorney’s recent arrests of more than 100 men for soliciting prostitutes, including one such “john” from Plainview.
The DA’s office not only arrested the men, but made public their names and photographs. Many local residents think it finally shows local government taking the issue seriously.