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FROM THE DESK OF DELIA DERIGGI-WHITTON, 11TH LD

Health and Human Services Update When I began my second term this year as a Nassau County Legislator, I was proud to be named Ranking Member of the Health & Human Services Committee. Health issues have always been a priority for me. My own daughter was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of […]

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Keep Going on West Shore Road

Open Letter to Nassau Administration – Keep Going on West Shore Road Regarding West Shore Road’s repair, I am glad to see that the first of three phases is approaching completion and the road has been opened. The ordeal of a road closure has been an enormous burden on everyone, especially local businesses. I do […]

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VIDEOS: Delia Fights for Sandy contract oversight

For six months, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton has been fighting for Legislative oversight on $200 million in Sandy-related appropriations. Now, even as Suffolk and Nassau District Attorneys have opened investigations, County Executive Edward Mangano’s administration has not changed its policy. Comptroller George Maragos has been paying out $35 million to one questionable company without […]

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Requesting Emergency Vote for West Shore Road Repairs

Thank you to our Legislative caucus leader, Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams for helping our district. He is requesting to the acting Presiding Officer that we vote on West Shore Road repairs at our next Legislative session this Monday as an emergency. He wrote to the acting Presiding Officer: Hon. Norma L. Gonsalves Acting Presiding Officer […]

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Post Sandy – Fighting LIPA, Pushing for West Shore Road Repair

Working Through the Aftermath We all know that “Superstorm” Sandy, followed by the freezing Athena, have been a tremendous strain on Long Island. Homes have been destroyed. Families have been displaced. Entire communities have been ravaged. While Nassau residents have proven themselves to be strong and resilient, this has pushed many people to their limits. […]

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Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton Calls for Faster Power Restoration

Seeking Local Oversight / Input on LIPA – Conducting Research with Community Leaders and Residents to Compile Feedback for NY State Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton is hearing numerous complaints and concerns about the power restoration process after “superstorm” Sandy. She said, “Homes in Nassau’s 18th Legislative District have been out of power now for many days. […]

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Letter on West Shore Road Safety

West Shore Road Bike Safety I applaud John Quirk and the other local cyclists from my district (and all over Long Island) who have brought various important issues and ideas to my attention. They have pointed out that safety measures could be available on West Shore Road that might satisfy cyclists without the need for […]

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Bike Path Clarification

West Shore Road Statement From Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, 18th LD I want to thank local cyclists for notifying the Nassau County government about their wish for more bike paths. Regarding West Shore Road in Mill Neck, I am more than happy to discuss the repair plans with my constituents. (Please email DDeRiggiWhitton@NassauCountyNY.gov to make an […]

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Delia to County Executive Mangano – Take Youth, Seniors Out of Equation

(NOTE: Click here to join a discussion on this issue on Facebook.)  I am reaching out to you, County Executive Edward Mangano, to suggest that we come together in a bi-partisan manner and remove youth and senior services – along with all critical human service programs on the chopping block – from our debate over […]

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column – Prescription Drug Regulation

From the Desk of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County18th LD Fighting for Lives Nassau County’s police and District Attorney Kathleen Rice have recently shifted their anti-drug efforts to focus on prescription drug abuse. This fast-growing epidemic threatens the health… and lives of many of our county’s residents, especially our youth. It also breeds heinous crimes […]

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