Brandon Duffy

Brandon Duffy is a New Jersey-based reporter for The Island Now, a position he assumed in July of 2021. He covers news out of Floral Park, New Hyde Park, the Willistons and Mineola, previously reporting on business and elections.
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Supervisor’s office, Town Board dispute budget reductions for DeSena

The Town of North Hempstead supervisor’s office and the Town Board are disputing a purported   reduction to Supervisor Jennifer DeSena’s

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Lafazan raises over $450,000 in fourth quarter, most of qualified candidates

Among the qualified candidates running in the 3rd Congressional District, County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (D-Woodbury) raised the most money in

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Roslyn superintendent proposes $122.4 million budget for 2022-23

Roslyn School Superintendent Allison Brown has proposed a $122,468,423 budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, a 3.21 percent increase from

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Archie Cheng not seeking re-election to Floral Park Board of Trustees, Longobardi to run for seat

Floral Park Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald told Blank Slate Media that Trustee Archie Cheng is not seeking re-election in March and

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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park school district to make masks optional in absence of mandates

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to make masks optional when

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Congressional candidate George Santos says education could be a springboard out of poverty

George Santos, a Republican running in the 3rd Congressional District, said he believes that education is a springboard out of

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Williston Park’s Sweet to Lick vegan bakery has grown from token of love to PETA’s top 10

Williston Park’s Sweet to Lick on Hillside Avenue is a vegan bakery that has expanded over the years as quickly

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Strauss calls on lawmakers for change following NYPD burials

Mayor Scott Strauss called on state lawmakers for change Wednesday night at the Mineola Board of Trustees meeting following the

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Jon Kaiman releases positions on safety, policing

Jon Kaiman, the former North Hempstead Town Supervisor running for New York’s 3rd Congressional District, told Blank Slate Media extreme

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Viscardi Center names recipients of 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards

Albertson’s Viscardi Center announced seven recipients of the 2021 Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards, which began in 2013 to honor the

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2 residents oppose catering hall application for Floral Park over parking concerns

Two residents opposed a potential catering hall on Jericho Turnpike during a public hearing at the Floral Park Board of

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Suozzi says Hochul’s zoning proposals ‘end single-family housing in New York state’

U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) held a virtual news conference with various mayors, town supervisors and civic officials from

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Mossa Dance Academy’s Natalie Mossa says ‘there’s just so much to give’ in teaching

At Mossa Dance Academy on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park, owner Natalie Mossa said she believes she’s more than

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Mayors of North Hills, Old Westbury join others in endorsing Joshua Lafazan

County Legislator Joshua Lafazan’s campaign has announced his first batch of endorsements from Long Island mayors in the 3rd Congressional

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