Hempstead supe to give State of the Town address today – New York News

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino is to give his State of the Town address Wednesday.

Santino is to highlight his cost-cutting initiatives from his nearly two years as the town’s supervisor and introduce new ones for 2018, according to a news release.

He also plans to tout quality-of-life improvements in Hempstead, including new sunscreen dispensers at local pools and automated external defibrillators at parks, the release said.

Santino is running for re-election as supervisor in November. He previously served as a town councilman.

He has recently been criticized by members of the town board for his approach to ethics reform. A public hearing on ethics reform at the Sept. 5 town board meeting included several bouts of shouting between Santino and council members Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney, exposing deep rifts in a town that’s considered the Republican stronghold on Long Island.

The State of the Town event is to be held at 11 a.m. at Town Hall’s Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, 1 Washington St., in Hempstead.

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