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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Nassau Leaders Unite against Gov’s High Density Housing Plan

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Manhasset, NY – Teaming up in a united front against the resurgence of Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal for high density housing in single-family neighborhoods on Long Island, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin, Town of N...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Supervisor Clavin, Town Board Announce U.S. Marines Toys for Tots Drive + Cruise Thru!

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               Delivering toys to every home in the largest township in America is no easy task. That is why Santa Claus is teaming up with Supervisor Don Clavin, the Hempstead Town B...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Clavin, D’Esposito Call on Town of Hempstead IDA to Prevent Utility Companies from Obtaining PILOTs

Reject PILOTs for Utility Company

             Hempstead, NY – As the Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency (IDA) prepares for a public hearing slated for Wednesday, December 7th, Hempstead Town Sup...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Hempstead Town Invites Residents to Adopt a Dog or Cat for Free, Get a Free Thanksgiving Dinner!

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                 There is no better way to count your blessings this season than by celebrating “Pups-Giving” with the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter an...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Town of Hempstead Partners with New York Islanders to Rename Street at UBS Arena to NY ISLANDERS WAY

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                 Celebrating the partnered legacy between America’s largest township and the beloved New York Islanders, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin joined with Isla...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Clavin & Council Members Team with MSSN to Provide No-Cost Flu Vaccines

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With flu season already making its impact across the region, Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are partnering with Mount Sinai South Nassau to provide no-cost flu shots in its ongoing effort to safeguard senior citizens across ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Clavin, Town Board Members Help Shut Down Lewd Massage Parlors

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Hempstead Town, NY – In keeping with quality-of-life ordinances designed to maintain the aesthetic of the township’s suburban locale, Supervisor Clavin and the members of the Town Board announced the shuttering of multiple massage parlors dealing in illeg...

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Supervisor Clavin Proposes Tax-Freeze Budget for 2023; Marks 3rd Straight Year No Town Increase

Supervisor Clavin and Receiver Driscoll Present 2023 Budget to Town Clerk Murray

Despite rising costs and crippling inflation across the United States, Supervisor Don Clavin has proposed a 2023 town budget that freezes taxes while maintaining all town programs and services. This spending plan marks the 3rd straight year that taxes hav...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Clavin, Town Board Joined Conservationists for Beach Cleanup on International Coastal Cleanup Day

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Lido Beach, NY – The weather may be chilly, but conservationists from far and wide were hot on clearing Hempstead Town’s South Shore beaches of garbage and other debris in celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day. &...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Clavin, Desposito Hold Series Of Free Narcan Training Classes

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Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito are continuing their commitment to help save lives through the town’s Narcan Training being held at various locations throughout Hempstead Town. The series of tr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Clavin & Council Members Team with Alzheimer’s Association to Kick Off Series of Free Seminars

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Supervisor Don Clavin and members of the Hempstead Town Board are partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter, to host a series of seminars focused on dementia education and support services that are available to residents. The Alzhei...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Clavin and Town Board Declare Victory for Tax Parity

Town Board Groups with Local Senior to Promote Updated Tax Exemption

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board today celebrated a victory for the hundreds of thousands of senior citizens and residents living with disabilities who call America’s largest township home. Finally, after repeatedly callin...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Clavin and Town Board Members Denounce Anti-Semitic Message Scrawled on Sign at Hempstead Town Hall

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In the midst of a rash of hate-filled incidents involving flyers targeting area Jewish communities, Supervisor Don Clavin and the members of the Town Board gathered to denounce a hateful message that was scrawled on a sign at Hempstead Town Hall. &nbs...

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Posted on: August 14, 2022

Clavin, D’Esposito, Miller Statement on Discovery of Anti-Semitic Flyers Found Across Township

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In a startling display of anti-Semitism, hateful leaflets containing anti-Jewish language were once again discovered in communities across the Town of Hempstead Saturday night.  Reports from the Five Towns area in the township’s southwest noted t...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Hempstead Town Unveils Mobility Mats at Local Beaches

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 With the summer’s heat upon us, thousands of area residents have flocked to Hempstead Town’s miles of pristine oceanfront beaches to soak up the sun’s rays and take a dip in the Atlantic’s waves.  ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Hempstead Town, Mount Sinai South Nassau Now Offering Paxlovid Medication to Combat COVID-19 Virus

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Thanks to a successful mobile vaccination partnership between the Town of Hempstead and Mount Sinai South Nassau that was formed by Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board, patients who test positive for COVID-19 will now be able...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Hempstead Town Dedicates Lydia Lane in Salisbury for FDNY Firefighter Daniel Monahan

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Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Councilman Thomas Muscarella today joined family, friends and neighbors of FDNY firefighter and Salisbury resident Daniel Monahan to remember his dedicated service to the community during ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Clavin, Goosby to Host a Celebration of Juneteenth at Hempstead Town Hall

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Supervisor Don Clavin and Deputy Supervisor Dorothy Goosby have announced that the Town of Hempstead’s annual Juneteenth celebration will be held on Saturday, June 18th at Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby Plaza, returning to an in-person fo...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Hempstead Town Teams Up with Audubon NY, AMSEAS, Neighbors to Host ‘Share the Shore Day'

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin joined members of Audubon New York, the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMSEAS) and environmentally conscious neighbors to host the town’s first-ever “Share the Shore Day” at Lido Beach Town Park. The seaside eve...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Hempstead Town Deploys Shark Patrol, Provides Beach Safety Tips

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Beach season is well underway in America’s largest township and Town of Hempstead ocean lifeguards are out in full force, keeping watch over beachgoers and patrolling the waterways for unwelcome sharks. With a 10-foot mako shark having recently washed ash...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Clavin, Bay Constables Share Boater Safety Tips as Memorial Day Weekend Approaches

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Lido Beach, NY – The week leading up to Memorial Day Weekend denotes National Safe Boating Week, an important observance that raises awareness about the significance of boater safety. In response to this nautical week, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Open Letter by Councilwoman Missy Miller to Bette Midler Regarding Formula Shortage Controversy

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Dear Ms. Midler:

My name is Missy Miller, I am a Councilwoman for the Town of Hempstead and I am writing you in response to your recent tweet concerning the national formula shortage.  While much has already been said by parents of babies regardin...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Hempstead Town Calls on Feds to Take Action to Alleviate Baby and Medical Formula Shortage

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In light of the current nationwide shortage of formula, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Councilwoman Melissa Miller, along with their colleagues on the Town Board, called upon the federal government to tak...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Town's Child Car Seat Safety Inspection Program Helps Protect Your Most Precious Cargo

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin has announced the town’s Child Car Seat Safety Program’s summer community inspection schedule. The town’s team of certified child passenger safety technicians will be holding weekly commun...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Supervisor Clavin, Hempstead Town Announce Free Mental Health Seminars

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As many people continue to struggle with anxiety and depression in a post-pandemic world, Supervisor Don Clavin and the Hempstead Town Board have announced free Mental Health and Wellness Seminars to help people who are going through difficult times. Also...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Hempstead Town, Toyota Showcase Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles at Town Energy Park

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Building on Hempstead Town’s long history of environmental sustainability initiatives, Supervisor Don Clavin welcomed a new generation of hydrogen powered vehicles to the township’s Renewable Energy Park in Point Lookout.  The vehicles, manufactu...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Supervisor Clavin, Councilman D’Esposito Announce Free Drug Awareness Programs

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With marijuana sales legalized in New York State and a nationwide opioid crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito today announced a comprehensive drug awareness program that will save lives. Work...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Hempstead Town Secures More Than $50k in State Grant Funding for Animal Shelter Enhancements

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin announced that the Town of Hempstead recently secured a $52K grant from New York State to fund planned enhancements at the township’s Animal Shelter, with the monies earmarked to support the creation of two outdoor exe...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Hempstead Town Celebrates the Rebbe’s 120th Birthday – Proclaims Education & Sharing Day

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Merrick, NY – The Town of Hempstead is home to a thriving Jewish community, many of whom benefit from the multitude of Chabad centers established throughout the town. Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin, Councilman Anthony D’Esposito ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Clavin, D'Esposito Highlight Women-Owned Businesses in Hempstead Town

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Town of Hempstead Supervisor Don Clavin and Councilman Anthony D’Esposito paid tribute to women-owned businesses as part of an initiative to spotlight outstanding women during Women’s History Month. March is Women’s History M...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Hempstead Town Recognizes Female Board Members, Honorees During Annual Pathfinder Awards

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Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin hosted a celebration of Women’s History Month during the town’s annual Pathfinder Awards event at Hempstead Town Hall. Women recognized during the ceremony included Senior Councilwoman Dorothy Goosb...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Hempstead Town Raises Ukrainian Flag in Show of Solidarity; Promotes Collection Effort for Families

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HEMPSTEAD, New York – In the midst of Russian aggression against the independent country of Ukraine, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board have raised the Ukrainian Flag in a show of solidarity for the country that is currently...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Murray Marries 22 Couples on 'TWOsday,' February 22, 2022

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Tuesday is generally not a popular day of the week to get married – this year, however, it’s the go-“two” date. Town Clerk Kate Murray presided over 22 weddings today, Tuesday, 2-22-22, helping to provide memories t...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Clavin, Nassau Leaders Declare Victory as Gov's Disastrous Housing Plan Scrapped from NYS Budget

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – “SAVE OUR SUBURBS” was the rallying cry heard from a coalition of Long Island leaders after a provision that forced localities to permit Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), also known as apartments, on the pr...

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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Hempstead Town Secures $300K NYS Grant to Support Enhanced Environmental Conservation Efforts

Supervisor Clavin oversees restoration efforts of town maintained waters off Inwood in Jamaica Bay.

Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin was joined by members of the Town Board to announce $300K in new grant funding from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to support the Town of Hempstead’s Shellfish Restoration Program – a proje...

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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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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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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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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Clavin and Town Board Create Alternative to Baldwin Moratorium; Streamlines Development Process

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Hempstead, NY – In order to ensure that community development projects are not delayed while simultaneously protecting the environment, Hempstead Town Supervisor Don Clavin and the Town Board announced that they will propose the withdrawal of building mor...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Hempstead Town to Host Annual Job Fair; Connect Local Jobseekers with Employment Opportunities

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As Hempstead Town continues to lead the region’s economic recovery, Supervisor Don Clavin is inviting area job seekers to connect with local employers and explore professional opportunities at the Town of Hempstead’s upcoming Job Fair....

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Clavin, Murray, Driscoll to Host First-Time Homebuyer Seminars

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Buying a first home can be overwhelming. There are so many aspects that can make it an intimidating experience. With things like broker fees, mortgages, property taxes, and home inspections to worry about, it’s not easy to know how to begin. Hempstead Sup...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Stop Governor Kathy Hochul’s Urbanization Plan!

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We stopped the Governor’s plan for now…

Over the last few weeks, Supervisor Clavin and the Town Board assembled a coalition of local leaders and residents across Nassau County to battle the measure – which would have mandated...

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Posted on: February 10, 2022

Hempstead Town to Host Virtual African American History Celebration

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View the Town of Hempstead's virtual African American Month celebration.

Hempstead Town Senior Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby will host a virtual celebration of African-American history on February 25th that will include Community Service Award pr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Officials Slam Gov’s Plan to Outlaw Single Family Homes

Officials Rally Against Governor's Proposal which Eliminates Single Family Home Zoning

Dozens of angry and outraged officials at the state, county, town, city and village level slammed a provision of Governor Hochul’s State Budget Proposal, which effectively eliminates single family home zoning across New York State.  The...

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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Hempstead Town Board Appoints Three Members to South Nassau Water Authority

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Hempstead Town Board Appoints Three Members to South Nassau Water Authority Clavin and Council Members Renew Call on State Representatives to Provide Financial Support for Critical Endeavor

 Three Members to Serve on Independent ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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