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Promotion for wife of Freeport mayor

The change of administrations in Mineola was very, very good to Cherie Edmonston, wife of Freeport Mayor Andrew Hardwick.

Edmonston had been a $58,900-a-year accounting assistant in the mental health office until April 19, when she got a promotion to program supervisor in the housing office, and got a 35 percent pay hike to $80,000, according to salary figures released by the county’s comptroller’s office.

Aides to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano have not answered repeated questions about the promotion for the past three weeks.

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