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laura curran faces long to-do list as nassau county executive


nassau county executive-elect laura curran at her home office in baldwin on thursday, nov. 9, 2017. photo credit: howard schnapp laura curran spent the past year making promises.as a democratic candidate for nassau county executive, curran made sweeping commitments to end a “culture of corruption,” eradicate nepotism in county hiring, and restore public trust in government.now, after her victory last tuesday over republican jack martins, curran must turn her election-year rhetoric into a governing agenda.she...






laura curran faces long to-do list as nassau county executive


nassau county executive-elect laura curran on thursday, nov. 9, 2017, just two days after winning a hard-fought campaign against republican jack martins, talked to newsday about what she hopes to accomplish in her first term.laura curran spent the past year making promises.as a democratic candidate for nassau county executive, curran made sweeping commitments to end a “culture of corruption,” eradicate nepotism in county hiring, and restore public trust in government.now, after her victory last tuesday over republican jack martins, curran must turn her election-year rhetoric into a governing agenda.she...






laura curran names six top deputies in nassau


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017 in mineola. photo credit: howard schnapp nassau county executive-elect laura curran has named six top deputies, including a former new york city budget director, an assistant state attorney general and an assistant county police commissioner.curran, a baldwin democrat who takes office jan. 1, also will appoint jared kasschau, a partner in the law firm of harris beach, as county attorney. curran’s transition team is chaired by thomas...






laura curran declares victory over jack martins in close nassau executive race


democratic nassau county executive candidate laura curran, left, hempstead supervisor candidate laura gillen and town clerk candidate sylvia cabana celebrate their victories at the inn at new hyde park on tuesday, nov. 7, 2017. photo credit: newsday/j. conrad williams jr. democrat laura curran declared victory late tuesday night over republican jack martins in the race for nassau county executive.just after 11:30 p.m., with nearly all precincts reporting, curran led martins by about 3 percentage points, or about 7,800 votes out of about 287,000 cast, according to the county board of elections. “tonight, nassau voted to end the culture of corruption,”...






laura curran rides anti-corruption message to victory over jack martins


on tuesday, nov. 7, 2017, legis. laura curran declared victory over republican jack martins in the race for nassau county executive. photo credit: news 12 long island democrat laura curran’s victory in the nassau county executive race rewarded what was, by design, a one-note campaign.while she occasionally talked about fixing county finances and building up the tax base, curran relentlessly hammered at what she called incumbent republicans’ “culture of corruption.”the two-term county legislator from baldwin matched her stump speeches, mailers and...






democrat laura curran maps out transition to nassau executive


nassau county executive-elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017, in mineola. photo credit: howard schnapp democrat laura curran, the nassau county executive-elect, began mapping out her transition wednesday as jack martins, her republican opponent, conceded defeat and urged his supporters to work with the incoming administration.curran, who will be sworn in jan. 1 as nassau’s first female county executive — and only the third democrat ever to hold the office — beat martins by nearly 8,000 votes...






laura curran rides anti-corruption message to apparent victory over jack martins


on tuesday, nov. 7, 2017, legis. laura curran declared victory over republican jack martins in the race for nassau county executive. photo credit: news 12 long island democrat laura curran’s apparent victory in the nassau county executive race rewarded what was, by design, a one-note campaign.while she occasionally talked about fixing county finances and building up the tax base, curran relentlessly hammered at what she called incumbent republicans’ “culture of corruption.”the two-term county legislator from baldwin matched her stump speeches, mailers...






laura curran to be sworn in as nassau county executive monday


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building in mineola on nov. 8, 2017. photo credit: howard schnapp laura curran will take the oath of office monday to become nassau county’s first female county executive in an outdoor ceremony in front of her new mineola office.curran, 49, a democrat from baldwin, will be inaugurated outside the theodore roosevelt executive & legislative building on franklin avenue during a brief ceremony at noon. she will become only the third democrat to serve as...






jack martins, laura curran pledge corruption fight in debate


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynassau county executive candidates, republican jack martins and democrat laura curran, seen here on sept. 19, 2017. (credit: howard schnapp) republican jack martins and democrat legis. laura curran, the major party candidates for nassau county executive, squared off monday in their only televised debate, with each pledging to root out corruption and improve the county’s lagging finances.martins, a former mineola mayor and three-term state senator from old westbury, and curran, a second-term nassau county legislator from baldwin,...






laura curran declares victory over jack martins in close nassau executive race


laura curran, the democratic candidate for nassau county executive, declares victory over republican jack martins on tuesday, nov. 8, 2017. (credit: newsday/john asbury) democrat laura curran declared victory late tuesday night over republican jack martins in the race for nassau county executive.just after 11:30 p.m., with nearly all precincts reporting, curran led martins by about 3 percentage points, or about 7,800 votes out of about 287,000 cast, according to the county board of elections. “tonight, nassau voted to end the culture of corruption,”...






laura curran sworn in as nassau county executive monday


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building in mineola on nov. 8, 2017. photo credit: howard schnapp laura curran took the oath of office monday and became nassau county’s first female county executive in an outdoor ceremony in front of her new mineola office.curran, 49, a democrat from baldwin, was inaugurated outside the theodore roosevelt executive & legislative building on franklin avenue during a brief ceremony at noon. she is only the third democrat to serve as nassau county executive,...






brown: laura curran backs away from school speed cameras


nassau county executive-elect laura curran said friday that she had no plans to bring back speed cameras in school zones, like those seen here in front of the dutch broadway school in elmont on aug. 31, 2014. photo credit: newsday / audrey c. tiernan five days after bringing up the possibility of nassau’s short-lived speed cameras coming back during a meeting with republican lawmakers, county executive-elect laura curran, in an interview, essentialy said never mind.“i have no plan to bring them back,” curran said last friday.as for that discussion with republican lawmakers last week, she said, “it was part of a wide ranging conversation...






laura curran’s vow to end patronage is already facing scrutiny


laura curran at a news conference on march 9, 2017. she assailed nassau county executive edward mangano and county patronage practices while on the campaign trail. photo credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr. on the campaign trail, nassau county executive-elect laura curran pledged repeatedly to fill jobs based on “what you know, not who you know.” she said it so often in assailing long-standing county patronage practices — calling them symptomatic of a “culture of corruption” — that she set an unusually high bar for her administration.“i’m expecting scrutiny because of the campaign, and...






laura curran sworn in as nassau county executive in outdoor ceremony


democrat laura curran was sworn in monday during a frigid outdoor ceremony to become nassau county executive, pledging to repair the county’s finances and restore trust in a government that has faced allegations of corruption, nepotism and mismanagement.gov. andrew m. cuomo delivered the oath to curran, a former baldwin legislator who is the first woman — and only the third democrat — to...






jack martins, laura curran pledge corruption fight in debate


advertisement | advertise on newsdaycandidates for nassau county executive, democrat laura curran, and republican jack martins during a debate hosted by news12 long island on monday, oct. 16, 2017 in woodbury. (credit: howard schnapp) republican jack martins and democrat laura curran, the major party candidates for nassau county executive, squared off monday in their only televised debate, with each pledging to root out political corruption and improve the county’s lagging finances.martins, a former mineola mayor and three-term state senator from old westbury, and curran, a second-term nassau county legislator from baldwin,...






democrat laura curran maps out transition to nassau executive


republican jack martins on wednesday afternoon, nov. 8, 2017, conceded the nassau county executive race to democrat laura curran, who will be the first woman to hold that office.democrat laura curran, the nassau county executive-elect, began mapping out her transition wednesday as jack martins, her republican opponent, conceded defeat and urged his supporters to work with the incoming administration.curran, who will be sworn in jan. 1 as nassau’s first female county executive — and only the third democrat ever to hold the office — beat martins by nearly 8,000 votes...






laura curran fires campaign aide for offensive tweets


democratic nassau county executive candidate laura curran has dismissed a campaign aide for offensive tweets posted in 2012 and 2013. photo credit: john roca legis. laura curran, the democratic candidate for nassau county executive, has dismissed a campaign aide for several tweets posted nearly five years ago containing offensive references to gays and blacks.mariah dignan, 22, had been a campaign scheduler for curran since may, according to the campaign and her linkedin profile.the twitter posts, from 2012 and 2013, came as dignan was...






laura curran transition chief seeks nassau appointee resignations


county executive-elect laura curran thanked voters at the mineola lirr station on tuesday, nov. 14, 2017, as she aimed to connect with residents and share her message as nassau's incoming leader. more than 200 nassau county political appointees were asked tuesday to resign their jobs at the request of thomas garry, nassau’s top democratic political strategist and chairman of the transition team for incoming democratic county executive laura curran.county executive edward mangano, a republican who is leaving office at the end of december, notified all his employees who can be hired...






democrat laura curran maps out transition to nassau executive


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017 in mineola. photo credit: howard schnapp by robert brodsky  [email protected] @brodskyrobert updated november 8, 2017 5:47 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emaildemocrat laura curran, the nassau county executive-elect, began mapping out her transition wednesday as jack martins, her republican opponent, conceded defeat and urged his supporters to work with the incoming administration.curran, who will be sworn in jan. 1 as nassau’s first female county executive — and only the third democrat ever to hold the office — beat martins by nearly 8,000 votes in tuesday’s election, according to unofficial results. at a news conference in mineola we






laura curran, george maragos battle in nassau county exec primary


advertisement | advertise on newsdaynassau county legis. laura curran and nassau comptroller george maragos, democratic candidates for nassau county executive. in the democratic primary for nassau county executive, political norms have been turned upside down.county comptroller george maragos, who has held countywide office for eight years, is running as an outsider.county legis. laura curran, a relative political newcomer, has racked up endorsements and outraised her opponent by a nearly 15-to-1 margin.the unusual dynamic stems from...






newsday poll: martins, curran locked in tight race for nassau exec


nassau county executive candidates jack martins and laura curran at a debate hosted by the lia at crest hollow country club on thursday, oct. 26, 2017 in woodbury. photo credit: howard schnapp republican jack martins and democrat laura curran are locked in an extremely tight race for nassau county executive, with each holding nearly identical favorability ratings and cross-party support levels, according to a new newsday/siena college poll.martins, a former state senator from old westbury, leads curran, a county legislator from baldwin, by two percentage points — 43 to 41 — within...






brown: laura curran has a lot of work to do


long islandpoliticsupdated january 1, 2018 7:16 pmon monday, jan. 1, 2018, laura curran was sworn in as nassau county executive and newsday columnist joye brown talked about what  curran should expect in her first term. (credit: newsday / chris ware)to continue... already a newsday or optimum customer ?log inget unlimited digital access $1 for 4 weeks$0.99/week thereaftersubscribestart your free 4-week trial to continue reading. no credit card required.get started print see commentsshare share tweet share email






laura curran moves to keep her name off signs in nassau


a sign at grant park in hewlett bears the name of outgoing nassau county executive edward mangano. photo credit: newsday / paul larocco nassau county executive-elect laura curran has asked the administration of outgoing county executive edward mangano to keep her name off all official signs, fulfilling one of her campaign promises.thomas garry, chairman of the curran transition team, met with rob walker, mangano’s chief deputy county executive, earlier this month to convey the request. the department of public works...






dem party official to head curran’s 35-member transition team


nassau county executive-elect laura curran, seen on nov. 9, 2017, has rolled out a 35-member transition team including republican and democratic elected officials. photo credit: howard schnapp nassau county executive-elect laura curran rolled out her transition team on monday, naming a prominent democratic party official as chairman even as she said her administration will keep its promise to prioritize qualifications over political affiliations.curran’s team to recommend candidates for top county posts consists of 35 people, including republican and democratic elected officials,...






laura curran sworn in as nassau county executive in outdoor ceremony


nassau county executive-elect talks about first-term goalsnassau county executive-elect laura curran on thursday, nov. 9, 2017, just two days after winning a hard-fought campaign against republican jack martins, talked to newsday about what she hopes to accomplish in her first term. (credit: howard schnapp)






laura curran’s vow to end patronage is already facing scrutiny


laura curran at a news conference on march 9, 2017. she assailed nassau county executive edward mangano and county patronage practices while on the campaign trail. photo credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr. by paul larocco and robert brodsky  [email protected], [email protected] @paullarocco updated november 19, 2017 5:45 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailon the campaign trail, nassau county executive-elect laura curran pledged repeatedly to fill jobs based on “what you know, not who you know.” she said it so often in assailing long-standing county patronage practices — calling them symptomatic of a “culture of corruption” — that she set an unusually high bar for her administration.“i’m expecting scrutiny because of the campaign, and i’d expect nothing l






laura curran names six top deputies in nassau


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017 in mineola. photo credit: howard schnapp by robert [email protected] @brodskyrobert updated december 26, 2017 7:13 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnassau county executive-elect laura curran has named six top deputies, including a former new york city budget director, an assistant state attorney general and an assistant county police commissioner.curran, a baldwin democrat who takes office jan. 1, also will appoint jared kasschau, a partner in the law firm of harris beach, as county attorney. curran’s transition team is chaired by thomas garry, vice chairman of the nassau democratic committee and a managing partner at harris






nassau county executive-elect laura curran seeks copies of union pacts


nassau county executive elect laura curran speaks outside the theodore roosevelt county executive building on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017 in mineola. photo credit: howard schnapp by robert brodsky  [email protected] @brodskyrobert updated december 5, 2017 7:43 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnassau county executive-elect laura curran has asked the county’s five municipal unions to give transition team copies of their labor agreements with the county, which expire at year’s end. curran requested the documents in letters on dec. 1 to the civil service employees association, police benevolent association, superior officers association, detectives association and correction officers benevolent association.curran, a democrat who takes office jan. 1, said in the letter tha






laura curran fires campaign aide for offensive tweets


spin cyclenews, views and commentary on long island, state and national politics. legis. laura curran, the democratic candidate for nassau county executive, has dismissed a campaign aide for several tweets posted nearly five years ago containing offensive references to gays and blacks.mariah dignan, 22, had been a campaign scheduler for curran since may, according to the campaign and her linkedin profile.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe twitter posts, from 2012 and 2013, came as dignan was engaged in online conversations with hockey fans. in one december 2012 post, dignan tweeted “stare at me a little bit longer u [expletive] #backinliforsure.”in april 2013, she tweeted “i was gonna say [expletive] but then a black kid walked by. so i am gonna say it now. [expletive]. #sowhite.” pol






helena williams, ex-lirr president, tapped for nassau deputy job


nassau county executive-elect laura curran, right, and her pick for chief deputy county executive helena williams, left, in rockville centre, dec 9, 2017. photo credit: danielle finkelstein nassau county executive-elect laura curran has selected helena williams, former long island rail road president, as her chief deputy county executive — a position in which she can manage all aspects of county government, from parks and assessments to the revitalization of nassau coliseum property.curran, a democratic county legislator from baldwin who takes office jan. 1, envisions williams,...






helena williams, ex-lirr president, tapped for nassau deputy job


nassau county executive-elect laura curran, right, and her pick for chief deputy county executive helena williams, left, in rockville centre, dec 9, 2017. photo credit: danielle finkelstein nassau county executive-elect laura curran has selected former long island rail road president helena williams as her chief deputy county executive — a position where she can manage all aspects of county government from parks and assessments to the revitalization of nassau coliseum property.curran, a democratic county legislator from baldwin who takes office jan. 1, envisions williams, 62,...






laura curran declares victory over jack martins in close nassau executive race


democratic nassau county executive candidate laura curran, left, hempstead supervisor candidate laura gillen and town clerk candidate sylvia cabana celebrate their victories at the inn at new hyde park on tuesday, nov. 7, 2017. photo credit: newsday/j. conrad williams jr. by paul larocco  [email protected] @paullarocco updated november 8, 2017 1:05 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emaildemocrat laura curran declared victory late tuesday night over republican jack martins in the race for nassau county executive.just after 11:30 p.m., with nearly all precincts reporting, curran led martins by about 3 percentage points, or about 7,800 votes out of about 287,000 cast, according to the county board of elections. “tonight, nassau voted to end the culture of corruption,” curran






dem party official to head curran’s 35-member transition team


nassau county executive-elect laura curran, seen on nov. 9, 2017, has rolled out a 35-member transition team including republican and democratic elected officials. photo credit: howard schnapp nassau county executive-elect laura curran rolled out her transition team on monday, naming a prominent democratic party official as chairman even as she said her administration will keep its promise to prioritize qualifications over political affiliations.curran’s team to recommend candidates for top county posts consists of 35 people, including republican and democratic elected officials, developers, philanthropists, union presidents, and leaders of local universities, hospitals, religious institutions and nonprofits.thomas garry, a managing partner at the uniondale law firm of harris beach and vic






laura curran faces long to-do list as nassau county executive


nassau county executive-elect laura curran at her home office in baldwin on thursday, nov. 9, 2017. photo credit: howard schnapp by robert brodsky and paul larocco  [email protected], [email protected] @brodskyrobert updated november 11, 2017 1:41 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emaillaura curran spent the past year making promises.as a democratic candidate for nassau county executive, curran made sweeping commitments to end a “culture of corruption,” eradicate nepotism in county hiring, and restore public trust in government.now, after her victory last tuesday over republican jack martins, curran must turn her election-year rhetoric into a governing agenda.she says she has a long to-do list, including:implement a wide-ranging ethics reform agenda, including te






laura curran moves to keep her name off signs in nassau


a sign at grant park in hewlett bears the name of outgoing nassau county executive edward mangano. photo credit: newsday / paul larocco by robert brodsky  [email protected] @brodskyrobert updated november 21, 2017 8:55 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnassau county executive-elect laura curran has asked the administration of outgoing county executive edward mangano to keep her name off all official signs, fulfilling one of her campaign promises.thomas garry, chairman of the curran transition team, met with rob walker, mangano’s chief deputy county executive, earlier this month to convey the request. the department of public works would need to order the new signs weeks in advance so they are ready for the start of curran’s term on jan. 1. mangano’s name appears on






jurgen klopp falls short in best chance to win first trophy at liverpool


liverpool were into the league cup semifinals and drew southampton. now the saints are a solid team, but they’re hardly dominant. there’s a reason southampton are 11th in the premier league table, seven places behind the reds. and trailing 1-0 after the first leg, all they had to do was take care of business at home to book their trip to wembley.instead, they lost 1-0 at anfield and jurgen klopp’s best chance of winning his first trophy with liverpool slipped away.amazingly, it was liverpool’s attack that let them down against southampton. they failed to score a single goal over two legs. this the same liverpool that has scored more goals than any other team in the premier league and had scored multiple goals in every league cup match to reach the semifinals. a team that started philippe c