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Hempstead Village's S&P bond rating rises from A to AA-

Hempstead Village Hall is located at 99 Nichols

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Hempstead Village’s bond rating from an A to an AA-, the agency’s second-highest credit rating.

The independent financial rating institution based the increase on the village’s general obligation serial bonds, pointing to a stable outlook on its overall finances and budgetary flexibility.

“This announcement is another step toward our...

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Roundup: New Cassel gets $25G arts boost

NEW CASSEL Community arts getting $25G boost A multimillion-dollar effort to revitalize New Cassel, a hamlet in North Hempstead, was given a boost after receiving $25,000 from Bank of America, town officials said.

The funding, part of a bank initiative seeking to reward community development programs, will be used to spur business and artist activity in the community.

Vanessa Greene,...

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NY Rising meetings set for Oceanside, Lido Beach

Heather Hudson, 40, of Oceanside, looks at her

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Two NY Rising meetings set

Two NY Rising Community Planning Committees are hosting public meetings about the state-sponsored New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program.

Residents from Island Park, Oceanside, Barnum Island and Harbor Isle are encouraged to attend a meeting Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oceanside School District office, at 145 Merle Ave., Room W-22 in Oceanside.


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In Hempstead, a CSEA buyout deal and Sandy tax relief

Hempstead Town Hall is at 1 Washington St.

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Memo of agreement with CSEA on buyout The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a memorandum of agreement with the Civil Service Employees Association that calls for town employees to take advantage of the early retirement incentive.

The board approved the agreement offering additional compensation to union members who leave town service between Jan. 10 and Feb. 24. Employees...

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Students' recycled-trash artwork headed for Albany exhibit

Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School

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Gazing at a take on Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” assembled entirely from items headed for the trash, Christian Sikiric, a fourth-grader at Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park, pointed out the items he and 31 of his classmates used to bring the piece to life.

The sky was made of blue labels peeled off water bottles. The stars were the bottoms of egg cartons painted yellow. This version...

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N. Hempstead board to vote on pay hikes

North Hempstead Town Hall in Manhasset on March

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The North Hempstead town board is slated to vote Tuesday on whether to raise its salaries and those of other elected officials by as much as 37.5 percent.

Under the proposal, first shopped by interim Supervisor John Riordan last month, town board members would see their pay increase to $55,000 from $40,000 a year, a hike of $15,000, or 37.5 percent.

Other elected officials also would...

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Hempstead Town board OKs pay raises for itself

The Hempstead Town board unanimously approved raises for

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The Hempstead Town board unanimously approved raises for the town supervisor and councilmembers after a public hearing at a board meeting Tuesday morning. The board approved a measure that increases Supervisor Kate Murray’s salary to $160,000 from $150,000 per year, a 6.67 percent raise. The other six town board members would go from making $66,000 per year to $71,000, a 7.58 percent raise. The...

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Hempstead Town board to vote on pay raises

Kate Murray, a Republican, is supervisor of the

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The Hempstead Town board will vote Tuesday to consider giving itself pay raises of $10,000 and $5,000 starting next year.

The board will hold a public hearing about the salary increase proposal at its meeting starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington St. in Hempstead.

The proposed raises would increase Supervisor Kate Murray’s...

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Walmart gives $75G to Hempstead's Interfaith Nutrition Network

Walmart donated $75,000 to Hempstead's Interfaith Nutrition Network,

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Hempstead’s Interfaith Nutrition Network, a nonprofit that operates soup kitchens throughout Long Island, recently received $75,000 from Walmart to aid with supplying food during the holidays.

The money is part of $1 million donated to pantries across the state by the retail store chain, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

“As New Yorkers gather with families across...

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North Hempstead business group to hold social media seminar

North Hempstead’s Business and Tourism Development Corp. will hold social media seminars for entrepreneurs looking to learn or refine their digital skills.

The seminar, “Social Media III: Facebook, Google, YouTube & You,” is scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Harbor Links Golf Course Club House in Port Washington. It begins at 8 a.m.

Among the industry professionals scheduled to speak:...

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