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Voting Machine History

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The first mechanical lever voting machine debuted in the 1892 election in Lockport, New York. By the 1960s, more than half the country’s elections were conducted with lever [...]

New Speed Limits

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Villages may now set 25 miles per hour as the maximum speed within parts or all of their villages. [A 1007-A signed into law on August 12, 2022 amending Section 1643 of the [...]

Do You Know These Acronyms?

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NIMBY: Not In My Back Yard BANANA: Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything CAVEs: Citizens Against Virtually Everything LULU: Locally Unwanted Land Use NIABY: Not in [...]

Coterminous Town-Villages

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Because each Nassau County village is situated in one of three towns (except Garden City), it is understandable to assume a similar arrangement exists throughout the State of [...]

National Flag Day – June 14th

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June 14 is Flag Day, also called National Flag Day. It commemorates the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag. Presidents [...]

Marijuana Opt-Out Tracker

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The Marijuana Opt-Out Tracker compiled by the Rockefeller Institute of Government shows that over half of New York’s 1,520 municipalities (citys, towns and villages) have [...]

Notable Moment for NYCOM

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Since its founding in 1910, NYCOM has had 95 presidents but never two members of the same family having served in that role. That stretch ended was last month when Rockville [...]

Help Us to Help You

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As you read in this month’s newsletter (Feb 2022), Home Rule is under attack!  The Governor’s budget proposal includes provisions mandating permissibility of [...]

If you opt out, you must file.

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If your village opted out of the on-premises sale or consumption of marijuana, in addition to filing the law with the Secretary of State, you must file a copy with the Office [...]
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