There are several major happenings in Malverne and West Hempstead this Tuesday as one local school district is hit with a lawsuit, two fire districts hold elections and customers of Long Island American Water have a chance to sound off on the company's proposed rate increase.
To learn more take a look at your top headlines for Dec. 13.
- School District Sued: Two current Malverne teachers and one former assistant principal have filed a civil action complaint against the school district and four of its employees, alleging racial discrimination. for the full story and to view the complaint in its entirety.
- Fire Commish Elections: The Lakeview and West Hempstead fire districts will hold elections today to each fill an open seat on their boards of commissioners. Registered voters living in these districts can vote at their respective fire houses. Ex-chief Joseph Cippola is running unopposed for Lakeview, but
- Water Rate Hearing: A New York State Public Service Commission is seeking input from customers of Long Island American Water, regarding a proposed rate increase. (The company services Malverne, a small portion of West Hempstead and other local areas.) There will be two public hearing sessions today in Hempstead, one from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and another beginning at 7 p.m. Residents can also voice their opinions to the commission via postal mail, email or by calling their hotline. To learn more . Will you be sounding off at the hearing or through these other means? Tell us by voting in .
- School Board Meets: The Malverne Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting tonight at 8 p.m. in the high school library. Check out the agenda later this morning to see what they will be discussing.
- Cuomo Signs Tax Relief: With the swipe of a pen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo lifted the tax burden school districts and small businesses had been paying to support the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The governor chose West Hempstead - specifically the Cornwell Avenue School - to hold a press conference Monday, where he signed the legislation amending the MTA payroll tax. for Patch's coverage.
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