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Hempstead (Nassau, New York)

Hempstead (Nassau, New York)
It was called The Hub. Public transportation radiated from Hempstead Village like the spokes of a wheel. Pre-World War II homemakers would bus to Hempstead to shop. Everyone, in fact, shopped in Hempstead Village, the oldest community in Nassau County. While Mineola was the seat of county government, Hempstead was where you went for almost everything else.
Photo: Hempstead Lake State Park (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
It was called The Hub. Public transportation radiated from Hempstead Village like the spokes of a wheel. Pre-World War II homemakers would bus to Hempstead to shop. Everyone, in fact, shopped in Hempstead Village, the oldest community in Nassau County. While Mineola was the seat of county government, Hempstead was where you went for almost everything else.
Photo: Hempstead Lake State Park (Newsday / Karen Wiles Stabile)
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  • Nassau Democrats air diversity differences

     
    Democratic support didn???t come easily Wednesday for Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi???s appointment of Robert Bruno, a registered Conservative, to be a judge of the district court in Hempstead. Party lawmakers delayed the start of the county legislatur
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    by Mark Silva Who wants a debate? The underdog, generally. Who doesn't? Someone who has something to lose. Republican Sen. John McCain, pressing Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for a weekly series of "town-hall''-styled debates, faces a mere six-point...

    Presidential debate moderators named

     
    by Frank James The moderators for the three presidential debates and the one vice presidential debate have been named. They are, in short, the usual suspects. Moderating the presidential debates will be Jim Lehrer of Public Broadcasting's News Hour; Tom.....

    Bob Barr: Voters say let him debate

     
    by Mark Silva Most voters - 55 percent - say that Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr should be included in the fall series of presidential debates, Zogby Interactive has found. Not quite as many - 45 percent - say independent...

    Obama, McCain debate: Closing a deal

     
    by Mark Silva and updated at 11 pm It's entirely possible that we may have seen a draw tonight, in the first of the presidential election debates of the season. John McCain started tonight with a skaky voice on economic...
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      Believe me, as a columnist, commentator, and talk-show host, nobody loves a scandal more than I do. Just the thought of verbally hanging some politician or bureaucrat for wrong-doing gets my juices flowing. The problem is, House Republicans don't know a...
    • Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]

      Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]
      Throughout my decades in public office, I have always viewed our service to U.S. veterans and their families not only as a top priority but as an obligation. So I was disheartened, to say the least, to learn that veterans here in Maryland are waiting an...
    • We asked you: Is the tea party a positive influence on the GOP?

      The tea party is a sad commentary on politics in the American culture. Thrown together by the party leaders, this cadre of misfits, malcontents, ideologues, agitators and blowhards have proved to be a destructive force. The Great 2013 Government...
    • Veterans complain about clinic care

      HIBBING, Minn. The 6-inch scar running down the middle of Lonnie Lee's chest is one sign that all might not be well at the Veterans Affairs clinic here. Lee, a 65-year-old Navy veteran from Vietnam, wears the scar as a badge of honor. He had to wait five...
    • Hampton VA makes headway on wait times

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      Alan Mulally should be the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mulally made a fortune as Ford Motor Co. CEO, earning every penny by changing the company's famously dysfunctional culture and keeping Ford out of bankruptcy. Mulally will...
    • Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals

      Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals
      — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has enlisted two cabinet members to explore ways the state can help Veterans Affairs medical centers in Virginia, two of which have longer-than-desired wait times. Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr....
    • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

      For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
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      The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, June 17: Congress can move fast and in a bipartisan way when it wants, and last week it felt an irresistible compulsion to do just that. With rare speed, both the Senate and...