January 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has appointed seven new leaders for county agencies, including the departments of parks, public works and consumer affairs.
The appointments include four holdovers from the administration of former County Executive Edward Mangano, a Republican who did not seek a third term as he fights federal corruption charges.
“We are putting together an incredible team, one with more than enough experience and enthusiasm to deliver the county’s critical services,” Curran said.
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January 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Remember the yearly news releases touting fake budget surpluses in fiscally strapped Nassau?
The practice is going by the boards, Jack Schnirman, the county’s new comptroller, said in an interview Wednesday. “If you want to look at the totality of the county’s finances, you can’t smile and whistle a happy tune if you are balancing your budget on borrowed money,” Schnirman said.
January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth said she’s excited to no longer be the only woman leader in Nassau County government.
“It’s going to be girl power in 2018,” Bosworth said before a packed room on Sunday afternoon when she was sworn in for her third term.
Fellow Democrats Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who attended the ceremony at Clinton G. Martin Park, were sworn in for their first terms last week.
January 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Jack Schnirman will be officially sworn in as Nassau County comptroller at a ceremony on Thursday, but he is already getting to work.
“I talked to the entire comptroller staff this morning and set the expectations for the coming term,” he said in an interview on Tuesday. “We talked about how we’ll work together to get things done … I also held a meeting with the different division heads to check in with them and see where they’re at and get right to work.”
January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Two months after Laura Gillen was elected Town of Hempstead supervisor, defeating Republican Anthony Santino in a historic victory, she was sworn in to office on Monday. Expecting nearly 1,000 attendees, and not wishing to use extra town resources, Gillen decided to be sworn in separate ceremony from Council members Dorothy Goosby, Anthony D’Esposito and Dennis Dunne, according to Gillen’s spokesman, Mike Fricchione.
Gillen’s campaign and transition teams paid for the ceremony.
January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Democrat Laura Curran was sworn in Monday during a frigid outdoor ceremony to become Nassau County executive, pledging to repair the county’s finances and restore trust in a government that has faced allegations of corruption, nepotism and mismanagement.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered the oath to Curran, a former Baldwin legislator who is the first woman — and only the third Democrat — to lead the county.
January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Nassau Democrats left out in the cold for the past eight years were welcomed back with space heaters and hand warmers.
“Turns out the Republicans were right: It’s a cold day in hell when the Nassau County Democrats took back the county,” Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs said after the ceremony, held outside the legislative and executive building in Mineola amid brutally cold weather. “So it feels very good.”
December 28, 2017 - 12:00am
Few people have had such a profound and lasting impact on the Baldwin community as Laura Curran. Throughout her 20 years as a resident, she has consistently worked to enhance the lives of those who call Baldwin home, from her time on the school board to her tenure on the Nassau County Legislature.
Even before she made history by being elected Nassau’s first female county executive on Nov. 7, she was a dedicated public servant who worked for the betterment of her hometown and surrounding communities.
December 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Laura Gillen said she faces an uphill battle when she takes over as Town of Hempstead supervisor on Jan. 1.
It’s a fight the Democrat said she is willing to make for the residents she was elected to serve.
“There’s lot of people who are going to be working against me to see me fail,” Gillen said. “But I have a mandate from the people to try and deliver good government to them, so that’s how I’m going to proceed.”
December 15, 2017 - 12:00am
Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran will not keep more than 60 percent of County Executive Edward Mangano’s political appointees, according to letters distributed to county employees Friday.
Termination letters were sent to roughly 160 nonunion appointees, including department heads, commissioners, assistant commissioners and deputy county attorneys, who can be hired or fired at will, according to Curran spokesman Philip Shulman.