As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, including news from Town Halls and about elected officials from across Long Island. Here are some of the top government headlines over the past week.
Mangano Celebrates Second-Term Inauguration
Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano celebrated the inauguration for his second term Thursday at Bethpage High School, his alma matter.
Fuschillo to Resign from State Senate
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R-Merrick, announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving the New York State Senate. Fuschillo said that starting in January he will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Democratic Team Inducted to City Council, Court
Incumbents Scott Mandel and Eileen Goggin and newcomer Anthony Eramo, all Democrats who garnered the most votes in
the at-large election for three open seats on the Long Beach City Council last November, were sworn in as members of the council during an induction ceremony at City Hall on New Year’s Day.
New Mayor, Council Members Take Office
Glen Cove's new mayor and city council members took office on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a thousand people at Finley Middle School.
New Town Program Allows Recycling Material to be Combined
Recycling in Brookhaven just got a little easier thanks to a
new program that will begins Saturday. The new single-stream recycling program allows residents to combine their paper and co-mingled items into one container, with no sorting required.
Cantwell Sets the Tone After Taking Oath as Town Supervisor
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell took office on Thursday morning, and while he had to hit the ground running due to the
impending snow storm, he set the tone for the new administration.
Deer Advocates Hope Legal Action 'Stops Slaughter In Its Tracks'
A new group of deer advocates has joined the growing army rising up in opposition to a proposed
East End sharpshooter program aimed at culling the deer herd.