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Political campaigns constantly misrepresent candidates' records or, in some cases, omit pertinent facts.
Consider a Facebook attack on Nassau Legis. David Denenberg (D-Merrick), who is running against fellow legislator Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) for the State Senate seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo, a Merrick Republican.
The latest headline in a Facebook page called “The Real Dave...Read more »
Although Nassau Legis. David Denenberg complained that a Newsday review of Nassau's 2013 part-time and seasonal parks employees payroll showed “a political-insider feeding frenzy,” records show that the Merrick Democrat's own children have worked for the parks department in past years.
County comptroller records show that Amanda Denenberg worked as a seasonal parks worker in 2007 and...Read more »
Nassau Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa), who is runnning for a vacant State Senate seat, said on Thursday he supports Republican County Executive Edward Mangano’s plan to have a private company manage Nassau’s sewer system for 20 years, but still wants to know what his constituents think of the deal before making any decisons.
“I think it's going to provide the necessary repairs and...Read more »
Nassau Legis. Michael Venditto (R-Massapequa) and David Denenberg (D-Merrick), who are running against each other for the State Senate seat vacated by Charles Fuschillo, had their first public debate several weeks ago during a Planning Committee meeting about a bill intended to revive a dormant water resources advisory board.
Venditto, who chairs the committee, said the board was needed...Read more »