News Clips

  • Blitz challenges Kopel in the county’s 7th legislative district

    October 19, 2017 - 12:00am

    Five-term County Legislator Howard Kopel is being opposed by Dr. Karen Blitz of Rockville Centre in the Nassau County 7th legislative district. The district includes Oceanside, Rockville Centre, East Rockaway, Cedarhurst, Woodmere and parts of Hewlett, Lawrence, Baldwin, Valley Stream and Lynbrook. 

    The Herald asked the candidates four questions to give voters an opportunity to understand their views on issues that impact the constituents.

    Herald: How would you help attack what is considered an opioid epidemic in Nassau County?

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  • Laura Curran’s positions on key issues in the Nassau County executive race

    October 19, 2017 - 12:00am

    The editorial board asked Laura Curran, the Democratic candidate for Nassau County executive, to respond to the following questions about key issues.

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  • Delia DeRiggi-Whitton on challenges facing Nassau

    October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

    Corruption has been a problem for decades in Nassau County, and county Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton said fighting it as a member of the Democratic minority has not been easy.

    “Corruption has been a major thing, I felt it as soon as I came on board,” the third-term legislator said during a sit-down interview at the offices of Blank Slate Media. “The corruption alone represents a 4 percent tax increase.”

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  • Nassau comptroller candidate Schnirman outraises Labriola

    October 18, 2017 - 12:00am

    The Democratic candidate for Nassau County comptroller, Jack Schnirman of Long Beach, has outraised his Republican opponent, Steve Labriola of Massapequa, by more than double during the campaign.

    According to the state Board of Elections, Schnirman has raised $458,233 since last September while Labriola has raised $163,063 since March.

    Since the last report was done in July, Schnirman has raised $89,722 compared with  Labriola’s $47,155.

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  • Candidates vie for Town of Hempstead District 4 seat

    October 16, 2017 - 12:00am

    Hempstead Town Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, of Island Park, is seeking re-election as East Rockaway resident Douglas Mayer looks to take his seat and represent District 4.

    D’Esposito was appointed to the Town Council in February 2016 by Town Supervisor Anthony Santino, and defeated Mayer in his first election last year to keep his seat. Santino named D’Esposito the Town’s deputy supervisor in April.

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  • Dunne and Moller vie for town’s 6th District

    October 13, 2017 - 12:00am

    The race for the Town of Hempstead’s 6th Councilmatic District pits Republican Dennis Dunne Sr., of Levittown, who was appointed to the post in June to replace Gary Hudes, against Democrat Sue Moller, of Merrick.

     

    Before his appointment, Dunne was a Nassau County legislator in the 15th District. Moller has worked as a high school guidance counselor for 15 years and an executive board member for the Nassau Counselors’ Association.

     

    The Herald asked both candidates a series of questions to get their views on the issues.

     

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  • Incumbent Santino faces Democrat Gillen for town supervisor

    October 13, 2017 - 12:00am

    Incumbent Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino, a Republican, faces a challenge this year by Democrat Laura Gillen, who is an attorney.

    In a year marked by significant rifts within the Republican-dominated Town Board on a variety of issues, the next supervisor will face a divided council and increasing calls from the public for strong ethics reforms, despite a number of new rules passed by a slim majority over the summer.

    The Herald asked four key questions of each candidate on the issues of partisanship, ethics, the environment and the opioid crisis.

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  • Readers write: DeRiggi-Whitton has done so much for Port

    October 13, 2017 - 12:00am

    Over the past four years that Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has served Port Washington and other communities in Legislative District 11, I have been very impressed with how many projects she has secured funding for, the numerous meetings and events she has attended and how well she has otherwise shown how dedicated she is to Port Washington.

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  • Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Laura Curran for Nassau executive

    October 12, 2017 - 12:00am

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) endorsed Nassau County Legis. Laura Curran for Nassau County executive Thursday, touting her plan to reform the county’s ethics policies.

    “Laura has the vision and the right experience to end the culture of corruption and give Nassau County the fresh start it deserves,” Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, said at a news conference in Baldwin. “She believes what I do — that government, at every level, is meant to serve those who pay for it — the taxpayers.”

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  • Column: County ethics, oversight reforms amount to ‘window dressing’

    October 7, 2017 - 12:00am

    By MADELINE SINGAS

    Ben Franklin was right when he said that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

    That’s why we work diligently to educate kids about the dangers of heroin abuse and gang membership, and to teach seniors how to avoid becoming victims of scams.

    But it’s also why I have been so vocal about enacting real ethics and oversight reform to prevent the kind of corruption that has victimized Nassau taxpayers too often, for too long.

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