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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: Atlantic Brant Research Project

Atlantic brant with geolocator "backpack" and two white tarsal leg bands.

Report by Leah Gath, Hofstra University

The Town of Hempstead is currently assisting the Canadian Wildlife Service, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and University of Missouri with a researc...

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Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: Building Community Through Sustainable Living

Camp ANCHOR participants harvesting vegetables for Long Beach Soup Kitchen.

In the 2021 Building Community Through Sustainable Living program, the Town of Hempstead had multiple partnerships with local community organizations and colleges including Hofstra University and Farmingdale State College, resulting in community engagemen...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: 2021 Diamondback Terrapin Monitoring

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The Town of Hempstead has grant funding to study the diamondback terrapin population in Hempstead Bay.  Town biologists believe this local estuary is an important habitat for diamondback terrapins, and this research will help gain a greater under...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Town of Hempstead Partners with Environmental Groups to Promote Native Plantings in Hempstead

Town staff planting beach grass on Town beaches.

Town of Hempstead biologists collected native seed from the Hempstead Plains grassland in 2020, and were able to propagate and grow the seed in the Town’s newly renovated sustainable greenhouse.  This initiative is in partnership with Friends of ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: 2021 Piping Plover 2021 Breeding Season

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Piping plover pair numbers exceeded previous years this season, with a record number of 23 nesting pairs. A federally threatened and New York State endangered species, the piping plover has been monitored on Town of Hempstead beaches since the 1980s, and ...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Department Dispatch: American Oystercatcher 2021 Breeding Season

American Oystercatcher

The Town of Hempstead has been monitoring American Oystercatchers since they began nesting in New York in the early 1990s. Major threats to oystercatcher populations include loss of habitat and climate change. While Town beaches offer a space for recreati...

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Annual Clam Seeding Completed in Hempstead Bay

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Since 1983, Town of Hempstead Conservation staff have been seeding the local shellfish beds with juvenile hard clams in an effort to sustain the shellfishery and to maintain the natural water filtration capacity of the bay's shellfish population....

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Conservation & Waterways News
Posted on: December 4, 2021

Recovering Oyster Shells: From The Bay, To The Dinner Plate, and Back

Guest Lecture Recovering Oyster Shells Poster

Town of Hempstead Conservation Biologist, Stephen Naham, joined Maureen Dunn of the Seatuck Environmental Association for a guest lecture titled, "Recovering Oyster Shells: From The Bay, To The Dinner Plate, and Back".  The presentation...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Conservation Staff Grow Sugar Kelp in Hempstead Bay to Improve Water Quality

Sugar Kelp Gameteophytes under microscope

The cultivation of sugar kelp can be beneficial to the marine environment.  This species of macroalgae is very effective at absorbing excess nutrients that degrade water quality, a natural process often referred to as bioextraction.  The...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Parks 2022 Winter-Spring Activities Brochure Launched!

Winter - Spring Activities Brochure

The Department of Parks and Recreation has launched the 2022 Winter-Spring Activities Brochure. To view the seasonal programs and activities offered, and to register for classes, please visit our online registration page.

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Clavin and Murray Relaunch Town of Hempstead’s ‘Do Not Knock’ Program

Town Officials relaunch Do Not Knock Program

In Effort to Reduce Number of Unwanted Solicitors, Free “Do Not Knock” Decals are Available Through Town Clerk’s Office

In an effort to enhance quality of life and public safety by reducing the number of unwanted solicitors, Supervisor Don Clavin and Town ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Clavin, Murray Announce Expanded Passport Day Events in Hempstead Town

Town Clerk Kate Murray oversees staff as they process passport applications at Passport Day.Day

Offer Convenient Weekend Dates for Residents to Apply for Travel Documents

As members of the public across the Town of Hempstead and the country continue to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus at breakneck speed, a return to pre-pandemic normalcy is ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Hempstead Town Announces Fundraising Concert for Law Enforcement

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Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito joined today with a widow and a sister of fallen police officers, and NYPD Officer Austin Glickman, President and Founder of Law Enforcement Officers Weekend (LEO Weekend), to announce a January 15th...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Vaxmobile Schedule Week of January 10th

Vaxmobile Flier Schedule for Week of January 10th

To schedule an appointment visit www.southnassau.org/sn/vaxmobile or call Mount Sinai South Nassau at (516) 377-5333.

  • Monday, January 10- 3 PM to 6 PM, Oceanside School District, 25 Castleton Ct. (Pediatric vaccine - Appt Only)
  • Tuesday, January 11- 10 AM to...
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Town News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Town of Hempstead Hosts Inaugural Ceremony

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Today, the Town of Hempstead hosted five officials that were re-elected to the Hempstead Town Board this past November. Supervisor Don Clavin, Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Council Members Anthony D’Esposito and Dennis Dunne, and Town Cler...

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Town News
Posted on: December 28, 2021

The Town of Hempstead Announces the Return of ‘Mulchfest’ as the Holiday Season Comes to an End

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As the New Year approaches, the Town of Hempstead is bringing back “Mulchfest” for a second straight year on January 2nd and January 8th at Baldwin Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Returning by popular demand, Town of Hempstead Mulchfest allows residents to sa...

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Town News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Clavin & D'Esposito Distribute Milestone 10K Narcan Kit, Fulfill Promise in Fight Against Opioids

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito today reached a landmark achievement in leading the town’s fight against opioid addiction. At today’s Narcan Training Seminar at Island Park Library, they...

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Town News
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Narcan Training Session Hosted by Supervisor Clavin and Councilman D’Esposito

Narcan Flyer Dec 20

Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D'Esposito present a free Narcan Training session on Monday, December 20th at 1 p.m. at the Island Park Public Library, 176 Long Beach Road, Island Park. Training, which is presented by Councilman D&am...

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Town News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Hempstead Town, National Grid Expand Hydrogen Fueling Station

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, members of the Town Board and National Grid announced a joint project, to build one of the first and largest clean hydrogen projects in the country. The HyGrid Project located in Point Lookout on Long Island will blen...

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Town News
Posted on: December 15, 2021

Hempstead Town Organizes Collection Drive for Americans Devastated by Tornadoes

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After multiple tornadoes ravaged areas of Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri, Supervisor Don Clavin and the entire Hempstead Town Board are coming together to provide relief supplies to people in need. Supervisor Clavin – along with Seni...

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Town News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Program

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Program Flyer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter – because all pet adoptions are free during “Home for the Holidays!” Supervisor Don Clavin – along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby...

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Town News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Clavin, D’Esposito Expand Narcan Training as CDC Stats Hit Milestone of 100K U.S. Overdose Deaths

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A chilling and tragic statistic released this week by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials indicated that for the first time, an estimated 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in one year. Exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pa...

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Town News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

The Town of Hempstead Welcomes All Residents to Partake in Thanksgiving Food Drive

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Hempstead Town Board Partners with For the Love of Pete’s Pantry for Local Families in Need

Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are proud to announce an initiative with “For the Love of Pete’s Pantry,” based in Seaford, to assist ...

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Town News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Receiver Driscoll Calls on NC Assessor to Correct STAR Exemption Errors Immediately

When the 2021-22 school tax bills were issued, many homeowners experienced increases due to the Nassau County Executive’s reassessment project. But unfortunately, for at least 150 senior citizens, they also got another scare in time for Hallowee...

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Town News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Additional Dates Announced for Town of Hempstead Free Small Business PPE Giveaway

Personal Protective Equipment Giveaway Flier

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, along with Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Councilman Bruce Blakeman, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito, Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr., Councilman Tom Muscarella, Councilman Chris Carini, Town Clerk Kate Murray, and Re...

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Town News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Vaxmobile Returns to Town Hall Today - Schedule Announced Through October 30th

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Town Board announce this week’s VaxMobile schedule, in partnership with Mount Sinai South Nassau, providing free COVID-19 vaccines to communities across the Town of Hempstead. This week’s schedule st...

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Town News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Hempstead Town Grants over $330,000 to Family & Children’s Association for High-Tech Van

Family and Children's Association receives Grant for High Tech Van

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and other members of the Town Board recently joined with the Family and Children’s Association (FCA) to announce a grant of over $330,000 in CARES Act funding for the purchase of a van that will provide technologica...

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Town News
Posted on: October 24, 2021

Supervisor Clavin & Council Members Host Annual Firematic Awards

Hempstead Town Board honors Firefighters at Annual Firematic Awards

Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board today held the annual Firematic Awards Ceremony, a special recognition ceremony to express the town’s gratitude to heroic firefighters from across America’s largest township. Superviso...

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Town News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Shed the Meds with the Town of Hempstead’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program

Shed the Meds Prescription Drug Take Back Program Flier

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board invite you to properly dispose of old medicine and prescription drugs by safely discarding them at one of four convenient locations that will be operating this Sunday, October 24th. Located at all fo...

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Town News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Supervisor Clavin & Council Members Adopt 2022 Town Budget Cutting Taxes & Maintaining Services

Chart of Where Your Tax Dollars Go

On Heels of Two Credit Rating Upgrades for Town of Hempstead, Town Board Approves Tax-Cut Budget That Preserves Programs, While Enhancing Facilities and Infrastructure

Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board unanimously adopted the 2022 Town of ...

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Town News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Hempstead Town Readies for Fall Nor’easter – Coastal Storm Expected to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong W

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With a nor’easter making its way to Long Island, Supervisor Don Clavin has mobilized the Town’s storm response team and is reminding residents of important resources and tips as the coastal storm is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to Americ...

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Town News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Clavin and Council Members Host Town of Hempstead Police Service Awards Ceremony

Nassau County Police Colorguard Kick Off Award Cerremony

Demonstrating their support for the men and women of law enforcement, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board held the town’s annual Police Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 15th at Hempstead Town Hall. Supervisor Clavin and the Town B...

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Town News
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Hempstead Town Clerk Murray Performs 500th Wedding Ceremony

Town Clerk Kate Murray Performs 500th Wedding Ceremony

Today, Hempstead Town Clerk Kate Murray performed her 500th wedding ceremony since she returned to Town government in January 2020 – 421 of those weddings since the start of the pandemic.

“Wedding ceremonies were always one of my favori...

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Town News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Town of Hempstead Allocates $135,000 to Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s STEM Vehicle

Press Announcement of Grant to Girl Scouts

Supervisor Don Clavin, along with the entire Hempstead Town Board, authorized a $135,000 grant for Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. for the purchase reimbursement and utilization of a vehicle to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Science, ...

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Town News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Town Announces Grant to Island Harvest to Establish “No One Goes Hungry in Hempstead”

Town Officials Announce Grant for Island Harvest Food Program

COVID-19 Relief Grants for Organizations Facing Economic Hardships

Supervisor Don Clavin, along with the entire Hempstead Town Board, announced the authorization of a $470,539.78 relief grant for Island Harvest Food Bank to establish the "2021 No One ...

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Town News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Town of Hempstead Announces Support for $387K Grant to United Way of Long Island

Hempstead Officials Offer United Way Relief Grant for Air Filtration Units

COVID-19 Relief Grants Supply At-Risk Seniors with Potentially Life-Saving Equipment

Once again, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, along with the Hempstead Town Board, is working with United Way of Long Island to help protect at-risk senior citizens du...

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Town News
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Hempstead Town Hall Plaza after Civil Rights Leader Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby

Town Hall Plaza is renamed for Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby in outdoor ceremony..

Ceremony Featured Rousing Inspirational Reverends, Astounding Musical Acts from Local Residents and Keynote Remarks from Civil Rights Attorney who Represented Goosby in her Decade-Long Lawsuit

Recognizing the historic and ongoing achievements of a local ci...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Clavin and Council Members Announce Second Credit Rating Upgrade for Town of Hempstead

Supervisor Clavin and Comptroller John Mastromarino at announcement of credit rating upgrade.

Respected Wall Street credit agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P Global Ratings) has boosted the Town of Hempstead’s credit rating from AA- to AA, among the highest levels available, and lauded America’s largest township fo...

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Town News
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Town of Hempstead Hosts Emotional 9/11 20th Anniversary Sunrise Service on Beach at Point Lookout

Hempstead Town hosted a 20th Anniversary Ceremony of 9-11 at Point Lookout Beach

On September 11, 2001, residents retreated to the beach at Point Lookout to witness the smoke rising in the distance in the place where the Twin Towers once stood. Twenty years later, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board hosted a sunrise mem...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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