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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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Letter to County Executive Mangano on Crescent Beach

Open Letter to County Executive Mangano: I am formally requesting that Nassau County undertake a pressing environmental effort in Glen Cove. We need to connect roughly 75 homes around Crescent Beach to our county sewer system. Much like the situation that was remediated for the Birches community in Locust Valley recently, the Crescent Beach community […]

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column – Fighting Together

From the Desk of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County18th LD Speak Now… Or Your County Goes to Pieces Many of you are reading in the papers what I am hearing in person at Nassau County’s Legislative sessions. County Executive Mangano is threatening “draconian” cuts to your services, along with devastating eliminations of funding meant for […]

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Sewer Privatization – Delia Speaks at Forum

Selling Off Our Assets While Raising Our Rates? Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton recently met with Nassau County residents on the issue of sewer privatization. She joined fellow legislative caucus mates  Carrié Solages and David Denenberg at a community forum in Valley Stream. The legislators spoke to concerned constituents about some of the issues involved in handing […]

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column – Sewer Privatization

From the Desk of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County18th LD Morgan Stanley Deal – Not Ideal This Monday I witnessed the Legislature’s Rules Committee session, during which those legislators who support County Executive Mangano approved a contract between Nassau County and the investment bank of Morgan Stanley. The deal they voted for would have Morgan […]

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Protecting our Future Inside a Piece of History

DeRiggi-Whitton Meets With Soil & Water Conservation District  Tucked away on Old Jericho Turnpike, just off of Route 106 is a beautiful 21-acre preserve that includes the historic Malcolm House, one of several original buildings from the Long Island Quaker settlement of Jericho. What is interesting is that inside this piece of local history – […]

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DeRiggi-Whitton supports ‘Think About It’

Meeting Vinny St. Marten Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton met with local musician turned motivational speaker, Vinny St. Marten at her Mineola office this week. Vinny, front man for The Seeing Eye Dog Band, has recently decided to share the life lessons he has learned from growing up blind. In a multi-media presentation he calls ‘Think About […]

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Aiding Women’s Health

‘Mamo Van’ Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton and Nassau University Medical Center provided the residents of Legislative District 18 with a free digital mammogram for women without insurance. Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton was very pleased that so many women took advantage of this free service that was provided by the hospital. The mammography van was located at the Glen […]

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column – Fighting for You

From the Desk of Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton, Nassau County18th LD Fighting Irresponsible Planning A few weeks ago I wrote to my constituents to explain why I voted the way I did on the police precinct closures. This week, in order to close precincts, all of us in the Legislature approved an incentive plan that will […]

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