Santino Boasts Of Budget Turnaround

Days after “closing the books” on its 2016 budget, the Town of Hempstead held a press conference to highlight the results of the financial...

Hempstead Raises Age To Buy Tobacco Products

“Old enough to fight and vote, old enough to drink and smoke.” That tobacco industry lobby pitch to lawmakers contemplating upping the smoking age was...

Blakeman’s Inspector General Proposal Blocked For Now

Supervisor opposed, calling it ‘political grandstanding’ At the April 25 Town Board meeting, Councilman Bruce Blakeman attempted to add a “hand-up,” or emergency resolution to...

Muslim Travel Ban Up In The Air

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven countries is up in the air, as the Department of Justice and two states head...

From Long Island To D.C. And Beyond

Women’s March draws historic numbers across globe The Women’s March On Washington drew a crowd of more than 500,000 women, men and children at the...

Hempstead’s Animal Shelter Continues To Draw Flack

Town: It passed state inspection Though it takes up less than 1 percent of the town’s $436 million 2017 budget, the Town of Hempstead Animal...

The State Of The Island

Governor Cuomo delivers expansive address During a stop at Farmingdale State College last week for his round of regional State of the State addresses, Governor...