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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

September 10, 2014
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the start of construction on a $12.8 million project to replace the aging Carlls Straight Path Bridge over the Long Island Expressway, or LIE/I-495, in Dix Hills, Suffolk County. The project, which involves designing and building the bridge, will improve the safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and approximately 180,000 motorists who use the section of the Long Island Expressway each day.

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LaborPress Endorses Kaminsky for Assembly

August 12, 2014
By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher


This November, voters on the South Shore of Long Island will elect their first new Assemblymember in a quarter-century, replacing Harvey Weisenberg, who is retiring after having represented the 20th District since 1989. In that race—the southwestern corner of Nassau County, including Long Beach, Oceanside, and the Five Towns—LaborPress strongly endorses former federal prosecutor Todd Kaminsky, who will be running on the Democratic and Working Families party lines this November.

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Long Island Teachers Rally to support Zypher Teachout for Governor

September 8, 2014
By Beth Borzone

Hauppauge - Over 100 outraged teachers, administrators, and parents rallied in Hauppauge on Thursday to protest Governor Cuomo’s education policies and to support Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham Law professor who is challenging Cuomo in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

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Nassau County LI Contracts for Wastewater Management

July 16, 2014
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Nassau County has partnered with United Water – a national wastewater systems management firm to manage and operate the County’s three wastewater treatment facilities and sewage system. The company, in their proposal, claims it will save the county $233 Million over the life of the contract. However many that monitor quality of county programs question that number as well as the need to contract-out services. In the past,  monitoring reports have demonstrated that long-term contracting of municipal operations has turned out to be more costly and less efficient than hiring county workers.

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NYS Village Official Stealing Public Funds

August 15, 2014
By Stephanie West


Margaret Bailey, the former clerk-treasurer of the now-dissolved village of Altmar in Oswego County, was sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing $117,000 in public funds. Bailey was charged in March with grand larceny in the second degree (class C felony) and falsifying business records in the first degree (class E felony).

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LI Village Treasurer Guilty of Stealing

July 16, 2014
By Stephanie West


Long Island, NY - Former Long Island Village Treasurer Andrea Brosnan has pleaded guilty to stealing municipal funds from Old Field village in Suffolk County, New York . The case was heard in Suffolk County Court. Brosnan stole nearly $60,000 to shop on eBay, Amazon.com and pay divorce expenses. Brosnan also collected nearly $13,000 in unearned salary. The illegal activities was discovered during a New York State Comptroller audit.

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