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LIRR's New Deal, Dolan's Chopper Causes a Buzz, PGA Championship Comes to Bethpage

News from Nassau County this week.

LIRR's New Deal, Dolan's Chopper Causes a Buzz, PGA Championship Comes to Bethpage
LIRR, Union Strike Major Deal

The Long Island Rail Road and local unions have reached a Project Labor Agreement that is expected to reduce the railroad's labor costs. The $6.5 million savings are tied to seven major construction projects that the LIRR plans to take on over the next five years.  Click here for more.

Dolan's Company Chopper Causing Buzz Over Syosset

James Dolan's helicopter habits are whipping up controversy in Syosset. The helicopter, bearing  the millionaire top executive of Madison Square Garden, flies directly over Syosset as it makes its final approach to a nearby helipad in Woodbury.  Click here for more.

Bethpage Black Lands PGA Championship

Long considered one of  America’s best public golf courses, Farmingdale’s famed  Bethpage Black will get another high-profile moment at the center of the golf world when it hosts the PGA Championship, the PGA of America announced Tuesday.  Click here for more.

County Hosts Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Nassau County will offer free vaccinations for pets this month in Syosset and Westbury. Residents can bring their pet cats, dogs, and ferrets to the Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter in Syosset on Sept. 21 and the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury on Sept. 25.  Click here for more.


Comptroller Calls Suozzi a Liar


It didn't take long for the mud to start flying in the Nassau County executive's race. Days after Tom Suozzi locked up the Democratic nomination, he accused County Executive Ed Mangano of being a "compulsive borrower." But Republican County Comptroller George Maragos fired back, questioning Suozzi's math and calling his comments "at best a gross exaggeration, and at worst flat out lying."  Click here for more.

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