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The state attorney general’s office served subpoenas Tuesday to the office of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and six other county agencies amid the ongoing probe into debris-removal contracts related to superstorm Sandy, a law enforcement source said.
In addition to Mangano, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office delivered subpoenas to the offices of Comptroller George Maragos,...Read more »
New York will send troopers this weekend to the Long Island Marathon to assist Nassau County with security, the Cuomo administration said Friday.
Though not specifying how many officers, State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico said the state would supply “additional troopers and K-9s as added security measures.”
Earlier this week, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said...Read more »
Before County Comptroller George Maragos began asking for documentation and before District Attorney Kathleen Rice issued subpoenas, Nassau Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) was asking questions about Looks Great Services, Inc. of Huntington, a tree debris removal firm hired by the county for nearly $70 million.
For months after superstorm Sandy, DeRiggi-Whitton pressed for answers...Read more »
Nassau County’s lawyers are squabbling over who has the right to ask for a legal opinion from the state attorney general’s office.
It started when Peter Clines, counsel to Democratic county legislators, wrote on March 14 to the state solicitor general in the attorney general’s office, asking for an informal opinion on a proposed 30-year “use and occupancy permit” in Mitchel Park.
County...Read more »
As passed along by Newsday's Celeste Hadrick, Frank Moroney, senior adviser to Nassau's GOP legislative majority, said Wednesday night that counsel is reviewing the Appellate Division decision that knocks down the county's pass-along of school-tax refund obligations.
Democratic legislative minority leader Kevan Abrahams was more expansive.
He said: “The Democratic caucus voted against...Read more »