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Local pols weigh in on State of the State address

Local elected officials were mostly supportive of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2015-16 budgetary proposals outlined during Wednesday’s State of the State address, though some were skeptical of the long-term effects of his agenda on property taxes and education reform.

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Friday 01/23/2015
Lavine says he would not call for Silver's resignation in wake of arrest
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 1:35 pm

State Assemblyman Charles Lavine said he would not call for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s resignation in light of Silver’s arrest Thursday morning on federal corruption charges from alleged kickback payments he received from state projects and a law firm that employed him.  

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Thursday 01/22/2015
Ervin Drake, 'It Was A Very Good Year' songwriter, dies
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 10:54 am

Legendary songwriter and Great Neck resident Ervin Drake died at his home Thursday due to complications from bladder cancer.

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Rep. Israel calls for health study on 'tire crumb'
Posted: January 22, 2015

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate any potential health risks associated with the use of recycled tire materials in constructing playgrounds and artificial turf athletic fields. 

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Town officials attend Westbury OTB rallies
Posted: January 22, 2015

North Hempstead town officials last week joined in protests against a Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corporation plan to construct a video gambling parlor at the former Fortunoff site in Westbury, located near the Source Mall.

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PSEG Long Island, LIPA sue North Hempstead over utility pole warnings
Posted: January 22, 2015

PSEG Long Island and the Long Island Power Authority have filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of North Hempstead alleging their First Amendment rights are violated under a town ordinance that requires the utility to notify residents of utility poles treated with hazardous chemicals. 

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Police identify body of deceased man discovered in Herricks
Posted: January 22, 2015

Nassau County police have identified the body of a deceased man discovered in Herricks on Monday as that of Kenneth Crane.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Roslyn student named Intel finalist
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 10:32 am

Roslyn High School senior Tiffany Sun was named one of 40 finalists Wednesday in the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search, a national competition that awards more than $1.6 million in research awards.

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