2 Nassau Town Supervisors Re-Elected; Bosworth Wins North Hempstead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, a Republican, speaks to supporters following her big win. (Christopher Twarowski/Long Island Press)Two incumbent Republican supervisors in Nassau County cruised to victory Tuesday night, while residents in the Town of North Hempstead replaced their departed Democratic leader with another.Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, a Republican, was re-elected with 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Republican Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto earned 70 percent of the vote to trounce his Democratic opponent John Capobianco.Democrat Judi Bosworth, a three-term Nassau County legislator, surged to victory in the Town of North Hempstead, beating out her Republican opponent Dina Degiorgio by nearly 10 percentage points. Bosworth ran for the vacant seat left by Democrat Jon Kaiman who left office in September after Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointment him chairman of the Nassau Interim Finance Authority. Kaiman is also charged with spearheading Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts for Long Island.“This is a reaffirmation [by] the residents of Nassau who understand that good Republican government built this county and these beautiful towns,” Venditto told supporters in Westbury Tuesday night.“What a great night it is to be a Nassau County Republican!” Murray boomed to the crowd.Venditto was first elected supervisor in 1998 after previously serving as town attorney and town councilman.Murray took office in 2003 and became the first woman to get elected to Hempstead Town’s top office.last_img read more

Digital strategies for a digital consumer

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Ask someone where they bank and they may tell you about the credit union on the corner or the megabank downtown. But ask them how they pay or get paid and they may also mention PayPal, Starbucks or Walmart.Nontraditional entrants are changing the way products and services are offered and, potentially, the relationships you’ve built with your accountholders. Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants showed a significant jump in the number of people who are comfortable with using technology, payments, retail and social media companies to manage and move money.The most recent quarterly consumer trends survey by Fiserv found more than half (55 percent) of people would be comfortable using a technology company, such as Apple or Google, for various types of financial transactions, compared to 40 percent of respondents in 2017. At the same time, use of traditional financial institutions for bill payments, loans, money management and other financial services remains steady.No matter what, consumers want a consistent, easy and intuitive digital experience. As consumers grow more comfortable transacting with nonfinancial providers, financial institutions must work to differentiate their experience. continue reading »last_img read more

Overwaitea Food Group in BC recalls field cucumbers over salmonella risk

first_imgThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency has confirmed the Overwaitea Food Group is recalling field cucumbers sold across BC and Alberta.This recall applies to Save On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Coopers Foods, Overwaitea and Freson Brothers stores.Earlier, Safeway stores from BC to Manitoba issued a recall for the same cucumbers over salmonella.- Advertisement -The company is asking customers to return or dispose of field cucumbers bought unwrapped and in bulk on or before last Friday.They also ask in-store products that contain them, such as salads or sushi, be returned or thrown out as well.No cases of illness have been reported in Canada yet.Advertisementlast_img