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Hempstead Town Board votes to accept grant for a Merrick playground

The Hempstead Town Board, in its first public meeting on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017, voted to accept grant money for a controversial Merrick playground. Republican council member Erin King Sweeney said she did not want to discuss the process leading up to the vote, but praised the board for approving funding. (Credit: Newsday / Yeong-Ung Yang)

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