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3 hrs ago | Newsday

Roger Tilles, Long Island's Regent, heads study of fine arts diploma

Long Island's representative on the state Board of Regents is heading a new study that may lead to creation of an alternative high school diploma focused on coursework in dance, music, theater and visual arts. Roger Tilles, of Great Neck, a philanthropist noted for supporting cultural events, this week was named chairman of an advisory Blue Ribbon Commission on Arts Assessment.

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Related Topix: Great Neck, NY, Education Etc., Syosset, NY, Merrick, NY

7 hrs ago | Newsday

Rice announces 'American made' jobs plan

Democratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice released an "American made" jobs plan, including reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which provides financing to small businesses to sell their goods overseas. Rice, who is running against Republican Bruce Blakeman, the former Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature to replace Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in the 4th District,... Democratic congressional candidate Kathleen Rice released an "American made" jobs plan, including reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which provides financing to small businesses to sell their goods overseas.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, US News

11 hrs ago | Newsday

Amityville man accused of attempted murder in Freeport shooting

An Amityville man suspected of shooting another man in Freeport earlier this month is facing three felony charges, including attempted murder, Nassau County prosecutors said Tuesday. Elijah T. Melville, 23, of 10 Dixon Ave. is charged with attempted murder, assault with intent to cause serious injury and criminal possession of a weapon, according to court records.

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Related Topix: Amityville, NY, Freeport, NY, Melville, NY

15 hrs ago | Newsday

Cops: Queens man promised jobs, scammed commuters out of cash

A Queens man was arrested Monday and charged with defrauding commuters he met at the Hempstead bus terminal while posing as a bank employee, police said. Nassau County police said Dominick Stewart, 25, of 170-30 130th Ave., was arrested in Hempstead at 2:47 p.m. after an investigation by Hempstead Village police, Nassau Third Squad and Crimes Against Property Squad detectives.

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Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, Hempstead, NY

19 hrs ago | LongIsland.com

Mangano Announces The Rededication Of The Rose Garden At Eisenhower Park

September 15, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the rededication of the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden , as part of the Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization's annual ceremony to recognize and honor organ donors and donor families. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Eisenhower Park Rose Garden located near parking fields 6 and 6A.

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Related Topix: East Meadow, NY, Merrick, NY

Mon Sep 15, 2014

LongIsland.com

Medicare Open Enrollment Information Sessions Scheduled At Convenient ...

September 15, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging is collaborating with CMS to provide consumer information forums on Medicare health and prescription drug plan options for older residents. These sessions are designed to provide information, answer questions, and empower Medicare beneficiaries to make well-informed decisions with regard to their personal health and prescription drug coverage needs.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicaid, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Herricks, NY, New Hyde Park, NY

Newsday

Mangano proposes property tax hike

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano works on the 2015 budget in his office on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Mineola.

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Examiner.com

Trial begins for Hempstead man accused of raping woman after Superstorm Sandy

Artie Jackson, 48, of Hempstead, is accused of raping a woman at her East Garden City home during a power outage after Superstorm Sandy, Nassau County prosecutors say. Artie Jackson, 48, of Hempstead, is accused of raping a woman at her East Garden City home during a power outage after Superstorm Sandy, Nassau County prosecutors say.

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Related Topix: Hempstead, NY, East Garden City, NY, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Examiner.com

Nassau judge orders psychiatric exam for accused cop shooter

Nassau County police officers investigate at a burglary scene in New Hyde Park on Aug. 14, 2013, after a police officer was shot. Nassau County police officers investigate at a burglary scene in New Hyde Park on Aug. 14, 2013, after a police officer was shot.

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LongIsland.com

Mangano Announces Free Job Preparation Workshops

September 15, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that in preparation for the Private Sector Mega Job Fair which will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, the County is providing free job preparation classes for residents. Classes include assistance with resume writing, techniques for an effective interview and how to best explore career options.

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Related Topix: Uniondale, NY

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Newsday

Editorial: Political IDAs don't help taxpayers

Bical Chevrolet in Valley Stream has received tax breaks from Nassau County to reburbish its showroom and other buildings. We shouldn't call them "tax breaks."

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Related Topix: Valley Stream, NY, Tax, Opinion

Newsday

5 Nassau school districts debut speed cams Monday

Speed cameras will begin operating Monday in five new school districts, bringing Nassau County's total to 23 fixed and mobile camera locations as it continues its rollout of the controversial new program. John Marks, executive director of Nassau's Traffic and Parking Violations Agency, said the cameras will come online methodically each week, after first ensuring that proper signage is in... Speed cameras will begin operating Monday in five new school districts, bringing Nassau County's total to 23 fixed and mobile camera locations as it continues its rollout of the controversial new program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Greenvale, NY, Plainedge, NY, North Merrick, NY

Newsday

Jersey man charged with violating Leandra's Law on LIE, cops say

A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with violating Leandra's Law early Sunday morning after he drove while intoxicated with his young daughter in the car, Nassau County police said. Carlos F. Araujo-Gomez, 44, of Jersey City, was driving a 2010 Mercedes sport utility vehicle in the westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway at 5:45 a.m. when police said he was seen swerving out of... A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with violating Leandra's Law early Sunday morning after he drove while intoxicated with his young daughter in the car, Nassau County police said.

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Related Topix: North Hills, NY

Newsday

Police: Two armed men break into Westbury home, shoot resident

Two armed men shot a man in his bedroom in Westbury before fleeing early Saturday morning, Nassau County police said. The armed men went right to the bedroom and fired several shots at a man in the bedroom, hitting him in the torso, police said.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Observer

A discussion worth having

Town of Pomfret, Fredonia Central School and city of Dunkirk officials met earlier this month in Fredonia to discuss the ramification of revaluation. Pomfret's last assessment was done in 1974.

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Related Topix: Dunkirk, NY, Fredonia, NY, Sheridan, NY

Newsday

Venditto ad attacks Denenberg over 2005 misdemeanor

Republican State Senate candidate Michael Venditto has released a new ad attacking his opponent, Democrat David Denenberg, for a 2005 arrest and conviction for a misdemeanor election law violation. Denenberg pleaded guilty to falsely certifying that he had witnessed eight people sign a nominating petition in June 2003 for his bid to be elected a Democratic committeeman.

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Related Topix: US News, Merrick, NY, Nassau, NY

Newsday

LI Sandy victims express frustration over NY Rising

From left, Anna D'Amaro of Island Park holds a sign beside Nassau County Legis. Dave Denenberg and Patricia Maher, Democratic candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, during a press conference on Sandy relief at Venetian Shores Park in Lindenhurst Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Island Park, NY, Lindenhurst, NY, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Levittown, NY

Newsday

Hate crimes in Suffolk far exceed Nassau total

A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. A crime scene investigator probes criminal mischief to a sign at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnessess at 36 Southdown Road in Huntington where damage to the sign was discovered around 12:20 p.m. Suffolk County police say they have investigated 236 hate crimes since the start of 2012, about 74 percent more than in Nassau County during the same time period, records show. Suffolk documented 87 hate crimes last year, down from 111 in 2012 -- the year Suffolk recorded the second highest number of bias crimes of any county in the state.

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Related Topix: Huntington, NY, Suffolk County, NY

LongIsland.com

Volunteer for National Courtesy Month

With September being National Courtesy Month, the time to reflect on personal behavior and the treatment of others is right now. With lifestyles that are only growing increasingly busy, it's often difficult to take a step back and think about the importance of each and every member of society.

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Related Topix: Woodmere, NY, Melville, NY, Mineola, NY, Hauppauge, NY, Roslyn, NY

Newsday

You know you're from Nassau, Suffolk turns 50

Regardless of your heritage, you've celebrated Irish Day in Long Beach in October. Everyone is Irish not once, but twice a year in Long Beach, with a typical crowd of about 20,000 spectators at the 24-year-old tradition.

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