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Hempstead is #1 in New York

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Long Island has the distinction of being home to New York State’s largest and smallest incorporated village. According to the 2010 census, the Village of Dering Harbor in [...]

Your Emails are Subject to Disclosure

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Under New York’s Freedom of Information Law most of your village’s records, including written and electronic communications, are public records subject to public review [...]

Special Distinction

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In the NCVOA’s nearly 100 years of existence, the late Roger Fay and his son, the late Vincent Fay, are the only father and son to have served as village mayor and NCVOA [...]

State Aid Continues to Fall Short

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A December 2014 report presented by Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning, the Community and Regional Development Institute, and the Fiscal Policy [...]

Do You Know These Acronyms?

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Everyone knows what a NIMBY is, but did you know these land use acronyms: LULU – Locally unwanted land uses NOPE – Not on planet Earth BANANA – Build [...]

Useful Tools & Information

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The website of the Office of the New York State Comptroller has many extremely useful tools and information for local government and more.  The url is osc.state.ny.us. For [...]

Downside of IDA Deals

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Newsday published an editorial so entitled on September 22 (online on the prior day).  You can read it here.  We responded on September 25 with the following letter to the [...]
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