Roslyn Country Club: After a controversial stance that would have seen all town residents foot the bill for a country club and pool as well as charging membership fees, the town backed a special district for Roslyn residents to help restore and maintain the facility which had fallen into disrepair.
Will He or Won’t He? Turns out the answer was no, but that didn’t stop speculation from running wild that Supervisor Jon Kaiman would head up the troubled Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in the days following Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy Cleanup: the impact of the storm continued to linger at least a month afterwards as the economic inpact was still being calculated and in some North Hempstead neighborhoods, piles of chopped trees still await carting. As of the end of November, the town had collected nearly 10,000 tons of debris, a portion of which is stored in a corner of a North Hempstead Beach Park parking lot. Some is being carted upstate and to Pennsylvania, while still more is designated for composting.
New Cassel Corruption Trial: after several years and partial verdicts, a judge declared a mistrial on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy and miscounduct against two former Nassau County legislators and a former North Hempstead executive in a trial concerning a plot to steer development of a New Cassel site toward a preferred developer in exchange for money.
May Newburger Passes: Former town supervisor May Newburger passed away in August at the age of 92. She was a former councilwoman, and a state assemblywoman as well as the first female town supervisor on Long Island.
Redistricting: The town board voted to keep Plandome Heights with two other Plandome villages despite the town redistricting committee’s recommendation that Plandome Heights become part of the fourth district. A petition submitted to the town contained 618 signatures asking that Plandome Heights remain in the sixth district.
Main Steet Debates: with many storefronts vacant, the topic of how to boost local businesses in the town was a hot topic.
No on 2013 Budget: Supervisor Kaiman voted against an amended 2013 budget that would include changes made by the councilmembers, saying that he was against approving a budget that overrode the state-imposed 2 percent tax cap.
No Televised Meetings: The town board voted in February against having meetings televised on the town's channel or be streamed live online.
Parking Wars: The cable-tv series Parking Wars was filmed in North Hempstead, bringing its unique brand of ticket-frustration to living rooms everywhere. The town has been asked to be featured on another season.