Luke Torrance

Luke Torrance is a reporter for Blank Slate Media covering the Port Washington area.
583 Articles

Nassau IDA hires new deputy executive director

The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency recently hired Danielle Oglesby to serve as deputy executive director. Oglesby, a graduate of

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Candidates promote their vision for Port police, water district

One of the major issues facing the Port Washington Police Department is the move into a newer, bigger building. Stephen

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Trump cast shadow over Nassau elections: Cairo

For voters upset with President Donald Trump, 2018 represented their first opportunity to rebuke him in a national election. Although they

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Suozzi, 8 other Dems continue to withhold support for Pelosi

If Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants to reclaim the House speaker's gavel, she might have to make a deal with

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O’Hara’s Ale House & Grill shut down over taxes

The taps have stopped flowing and the grill has gone cold at O'Hara's Ale House and Grill. The Port Washington

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Road work to begin next spring in Sands Point

Sands Point Trustee Katharine Ullman provided the board with a brief update on road work during last Tuesday's meeting, saying

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Port resident honored by India for charity work

In 1960, Peter Bheddah arrived in the United States to continue his education. But he returned to India frequently over

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Thank you Port Washington

When I first agreed to take the position of reporter for the Port Washington Times, there was very little I

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Police, water commissioners to debate in Port

Two long-tenured commissioners for the Port Washington Police Department and water district will face off against their respective challengers at

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Port residents rally to oppose parking variance for Louie’s

An effort by a Port Washington restaurant to have fewer parking spaces than required by town code is getting pushback

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Thomas Garry hired by Nassau IDA

Thomas Garry, the vice chairman of the Nassau County Democratic Party and a managing partner at the Harris Beach law

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County approves shuttle bus for West Shore Road

After years of advocacy by Port Washington residents — particularly those who live at the Amsterdam at Harborside — a

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Curran signs law requiring assessment notices to include tax impact

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a law last week that will require the county to send out notices to

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Pelosi faces criticism from Rice

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in resounding fashion this month, many in the party expect Minority

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Housing prices flat in Nassau

Housing prices in Nassau County stayed flat from September to October, according to data from the Multiple Listing Service of

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