Tag: Politics

Garden City Park native runs against incumbent Ferrara for town council

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Island Now on Oct. 17, 2017 Jerry Vattamala, a civil rights lawyer with the Tribeca-based Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, is running against a longtime incumbent for a spot on the North Hempstead Town Board. “I’ve been to one city council meeting, the

Nicolello says Republicans aim to ‘hold the line’ on taxes

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Island Now on Oct. 18, 2017 County Legislator Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) said local elections always involve pocketbook issues like taxes. “I was expecting to hear more about corruption,” Nicolello said. “In other areas of the county that may be more of an

Ferrara runs for 6th term on North Hempstead Town Board

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Island Now on Oct. 17, 2017 Angelo Ferrara, a 72-year-old Republican from New Hyde Park who is running for re-election to the North Hempstead Town Board, says partisanship is the most significant issue plaguing the town. The situation is similar to what is going on

Fracking the Bakken Formation in North Dakota (Photo by Joshua Doubek used under Creative Commons)

Smitherman asks city officials not to approve ban on fracking in letter

Barry T. Smitherman, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, has asked Denton city officials not to approve a ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.

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