Janelle Clausen

Janelle Clausen is a reporter with Blank Slate Media covering the Great Neck peninsula and Town of North Hempstead. She previously freelanced for the Amityville Record, Massapequa Post and the Babylon Beacon. When not reporting, the south shore native can usually be found buried in a book, playing video games or talking Star Wars.
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Herricks officials discuss reopening plans

Herricks school district officials discussed plans for reopening schools on Monday night, suggesting they will not compromise the health, safety

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Town taking further action on coronavirus, eyes reopening

North Hempstead council members set a public hearing date for a number of coronavirus-related measures at a teleconference Tuesday night,

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Great Neck Library adopts $9.74M budget, addresses uncertainty

Great Neck Library board trustees voted unanimously to adopt a budget just shy of $9.74 million via teleconference on Monday

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GN school officials address concerns over distance learning amid coronavirus

Great Neck school board trustees and district administrators responded to distance learning concerns from residents Tuesday morning, saying teachers, parents

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North Shore school officials present second budget draft

North Shore school district officials reviewed the second draft of the proposed 2020-21 budget on Thursday night, offering a trimmed-down

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Williston Park hopes to boost community development funds

Williston Park trustees said they may push for more funding for community development projects at a board meeting Monday night,

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Old Westbury trustees hold on Bolla Market decision

The Old Westbury Board of Trustees allowed Bolla Operating L.I. to get extra gas deliveries at a Jericho Turnpike location

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Floral Park-Bellerose school officials optimistic about foundation aid discussions

Floral Park-Bellerose school district officials said they are optimistic about potential changes to the state’s school foundation aid formula on

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Plandome rejects two more proposed cell nodes from ExteNet

Village of Plandome trustees rejected two cell nodes from ExteNet Systems at a crowded board meeting Tuesday night, with residents

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Teens turn words into action at Martin Luther King service event

Dozens of students from around Great Neck united to help their community on Martin Luther King Day, turning lessons on

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Religious leaders push for action in honor of Martin Luther King

Religious leaders delivered a message of resilience at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion

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MTA, LIRR leaders promise more efficient agency at forum

LIRR President Phillip Eng and MTA Chairman Patrick Foye promised a more efficient MTA at Blank Slate Media's "On the

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Floral Park school officials modify Smart Schools spending plan

Floral Park-Bellerose school officials announced adjustments to how it hopes to spend nearly $433,000 received from the state on Monday

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North Shore schools stare down the barrel of a LIPA settlement

North Shore School District officials began weighing how to mitigate the impact of a possible settlement between Nassau County and

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Manorhaven planning board to review Manhasset Isle site plans

Manorhaven Village trustees transferred site plan review for the Manhasset Isle project to the village’s planning board on Thursday, sparking

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