The following is a look back at some of the top stories in Nassau County over the past week:
Cuomo Inks Tax Cap Bill in Nassau County
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a property tax cap bill into law on Thursday, and pen met paper right here in Nassau County.
The bill signing took place at the home of Lynbrook residents James and Janet Gannon, who, like many families in Nassau County, are struggling with high property taxes. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was on hand for the signing of the bill.
"I applaud the state legislature for heeding the call of overtaxed homeowners throughout our state. Capping property taxes is the first step in a long line of reforms needed to help homeowners, employers and local governments stay afloat during these tough economic times," Mangano said. "Just as I joined Governor Cuomo in standing strong for a property tax cap, I will call on him and the legislature to take the next step by reforming the Medicaid system that has contributed to Nassau residents paying the highest property taxes in the nation. Today's battle is won, yet the war against higher property taxes is not over."
Fireworks at Eisenhower Park
The popular Jones Beach fireworks show has been cancelled, but you can still see the sky light up over Eisenhower Park in East Meadow tonight.
The fireworks, presented by Grucci, begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. But residents can come down early and spend time with Mr. Scott the Music Man at 5:40 p.m., followed by "Slippery When Wet," a Bon Jovi tribute band, at 7:30 p.m.
For more information about the day's events, visit www.nassaucountyny.gov\parks.