Tag: The Island Now

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

Sais to step down as fire chief and run for village board seat

By ADAM SCHRADER Published in The Island Now on Oct. 20, 2017 Richard Sais will end his two-year term as chief of the Williston Park Fire Department in April and retire from the Suffolk County police department in the next year, he said. But Sais said he hopes to continue

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

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