News Clips

  • Laura Curran for Nassau County executive

    October 28, 2017 - 12:00am

    Laura Curran is the best person to address Nassau County’s struggles head on, and the only county executive candidate willing to try.

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  • Marc Herman for Oyster Bay supervisor

    October 26, 2017 - 12:00am

    Battered by scandal, corruption, mismanagement, distrust and debt, the Town of Oyster Bay desperately needs change. It must break with tradition, improve its culture, separate politics from governance and open itself to the input and scrutiny of its residents.

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  • Incumbent Rhoads to face newcomer Gold in District 19

    October 24, 2017 - 12:00am

    Seeking his second two-year term as a county legislator, Steven Rhoads is being challenged by Bellmore resident Jeff Gold. District 19 includes Wantagh, Seaford, Bellmore, Merrick and Freeport.

    The Herald conducted a Q&A to provide the public with their stances on the issues.

    Herald: How will you help alleviate the opioid epidemic in Nassau County?

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  • Column: Curran the better of 2 good candidates

    October 24, 2017 - 12:00am

    On paper, Jack Martins, the Republican candidate for Nassau County Executive, would appear the stronger, more experienced candidate than the Democrat, Laura Curran.

    But you have to probe deeper to examine that experience and more significantly, the record that is attached both in policy, in political ties and the philosophy that the candidate would bring to his office.

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  • Laura Curran, Jack Martins issue Nassau budget proposals

    October 23, 2017 - 12:00am

    Nearly seven years after a state oversight board took over Nassau’s finances because of a multimillion-dollar budget deficit and a credit downgrade, county executive candidates Jack Martins and Laura Curran say it’s time for elected officials to take control of Nassau’s fiscal future.

    Martins, a former Republican state senator from Old Westbury, and Curran, a Democratic county legislator from Baldwin, have introduced proposals to cut Nassau’s $3 billion debt, reduce its projected $55 million budget deficit for 2017 and repair its broken tax assessment system.

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  • Cabana seeks to increase accessibility, language services in Hempstead clerk’s office

    October 21, 2017 - 12:00am

    Sylvia Cabana says the Hempstead Town Clerk’s Office needs to increase its accessibility of documents and its receptiveness to non-English speaking residents.

    “Many of my clients as an immigration attorney are Central Americans in the Town of Hempstead. I’ve been dealing with them for 20 years,” Cabana said, a Democrat who is challenging  Nasrin G. Ahmad. “I know that they are not getting the information they need.

    Cabana, whose father was Argentinian and whose mother is Cuban, is fluent in Spanish — which she said makes her “uniquely qualified” for the role.

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  • Gerrato seeks ‘common sense’ in county Legislature

    October 21, 2017 - 12:00am

    Carl Gerrato said he wants to bring some “common sense” to the Nassau County Legislature.

    “Armor [Correctional Health Services] was a big issue, all over the newspapers. The amount of money [renewing Armor’s contract] was going to cost Nassau County was huge,” said Gerrato, a Franklin Square Democrat who has served for 26 years as a county correctional officer. “A simple Google search before entering a contract with them would have sent up red flags. That’s the common sense I’m talking about.”

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  • Readers Write: Vattamala offers inclusion, unity to District 3

    October 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    District 3 in the Town of North Hempstead, encompassing Mineola, New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, and Williston Park deserves a positive change.

    Jerry Vattamala, running for Town Council, District 3 will bring that change with his extensive professional background, his dedication to democratic values, and his love of the community.

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  • Will the O.B. Town Board become bipartisan?

    October 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    The Town of Oyster Bay has been a hotbed of controversy in recent years, with accusations of nepotism, cronyism, patronage and, most often, corruption.

    The Town Board, a Republican stronghold for as long as anyone can remember, had two resignations after former Supervisor John Venditto stepped down, facing federal corruption charges, of which he said he is innocent. Councilmen Joseph Pinto and Christopher Coschignano stepped down.

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  • Dino Amoroso challenges William Gaylor in District 6 legislative race

    October 20, 2017 - 12:00am

    Two Lynbrook residents will vie for the District 6 Legislator seat as Democratic candidate Dino Amoroso challenges incumbent Republican William Gaylor.

    Gaylor stepped down as a Nassau County traffic court judge in 2015 to run for District 6 legislator and defeated James Paymar of Rockville Centre in the election. Amoroso is looking to hold his first elected position after being defeated in the Hempstead Town Clerk race by Nasrin Ahmad in 2015.

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