Luke Torrance

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

Baxter Estates approves landscape permit fees

Landscapers who want to work in Baxter Estates will now need to acquire a permit to do so, and a

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IDA to turn focus toward housing: Kessel

Expanding the county's housing stock might not seem like a priority for Nassau's Industrial Development Agency, but that is exactly

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Extension proposed for Port waterfront moratorium

The Town of North Hempstead will hold a hearing on extending at waterfront moratorium in Port Washington at its Nov.

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Sands Point mansion to be auctioned off

A Sands Point mansion that was once listed for $38 million is being auctioned off. The 15,000-square-foot home, which was

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In social media age, campaigns still need the mail

According to a Nielsen report, the average American spends 10 hours each day looking at a screen, which includes televisions,

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Spectrum employee honored with performance award

Once again, an employee of Port Washington's Spectrum Designs has received an Outstanding Performance Award from the New York State

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Democrats look to hold their ground on the North Shore

Democrats across the country are hoping for a "blue wave" on Election Day, where frustration with President Donald Trump will

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North Shore stands in solidarity with Pittsburgh synagogue

By Janelle Clausen, Teri West, Luke Torrance and Jed Hendrixson For countless North Shore residents, a mass shooting in a

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3rd Congressional District: Tom Suozzi vs. Dan DeBono

Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove), the former Nassau County executive and mayor of Glen Cove, is seeking a second term

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State Senate District 7: Elaine Phillips vs. Anna Kaplan

With Republicans holding a one-seat majority in the state Senate, competitive races for senator across New York have become the

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DeBono is focused on improving wages for L.I. residents

Political commentator James Carville once remarked that "the economy, stupid" is what matters most to voters, and Republican congressional candidate

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Manorhaven residents call for action over cell nodes, proposed apartments

Manorhaven residents spent much of Thursday's Board of Trustees meeting demanding that the village take action on cell nodes and

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Nassau assessment notice lacks crucial info: Nicolello

Nassau County residents will soon receive a notice stating their property's fair market value and tentative assessed value as determined

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Dean Skelos sentenced to 4 years, 3 months in prison

Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was sentenced on Wednesday to four years and three months in prison, according to

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Abuses of Nassau’s take-home vehicles continued: audit

Problems surrounding Nassau County's take-home vehicle policy that were identified in 2015 did not get fixed, according to a new

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