Janelle Clausen

Janelle Clausen is a reporter with Blank Slate Media covering the Great Neck peninsula and Town of North Hempstead. She previously freelanced for the Amityville Record, Massapequa Post and the Babylon Beacon. When not reporting, the south shore native can usually be found buried in a book, playing video games or talking Star Wars.

Janelle Clausen

Janelle Clausen is a reporter with Blank Slate Media covering the Great Neck peninsula and Town of North Hempstead. She previously freelanced for the Amityville Record, Massapequa Post and the Babylon Beacon. When not reporting, the south shore native can usually be found buried in a book, playing video games or talking Star Wars.
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Isabel Varlotta, community servant and former Great Neck mayor, dies at 89

Isabel Varlotta, a businesswoman, community servant and former village mayor known for her kindness, practicality and positive attitude, died last

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Attorneys for Lake Success, ExteNet to meet for early conference

A federal judge has ordered the Village of Lake Success and ExteNet Systems Inc. to file a joint discovery plan

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Books in Thomaston getting a new home of their own

Books in Thomaston have a new home to call their own. On Sunday, the Village of Thomaston opened a little

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Groups to dedicate Hiroshima commemoration to Romaines

For more than 40 years, Stan and Shirley Romaine organized the annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and

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Consultants outline GN Park District study findings

As part of a new master plan, the Great Neck Park District should prioritize items like walking and biking trails,

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Lake Success, ExteNet head to mediation in cell node case

A federal judge ordered ExteNet Systems and the Village of Lake Success to enter mediation last week in hopes of

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Great Neck Plaza’s commissioner of public services retires

Michael Sweeney, the Village of Great Neck Plaza’s longtime commissioner of public services, has retired.   Patricia O’Byrne, the village

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Manorhaven planning board to review Manhasset Isle site plans

Manorhaven Village trustees transferred site plan review for the Manhasset Isle project to the village’s planning board on Thursday, sparking

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North Shore schools stare down the barrel of a LIPA settlement

North Shore School District officials began weighing how to mitigate the impact of a possible settlement between Nassau County and

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Floral Park school officials modify Smart Schools spending plan

Floral Park-Bellerose school officials announced adjustments to how it hopes to spend nearly $433,000 received from the state on Monday

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MTA, LIRR leaders promise more efficient agency at forum

LIRR President Phillip Eng and MTA Chairman Patrick Foye promised a more efficient MTA at Blank Slate Media's "On the

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Religious leaders push for action in honor of Martin Luther King

Religious leaders delivered a message of resilience at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at St. Paul A.M.E. Zion

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Teens turn words into action at Martin Luther King service event

Dozens of students from around Great Neck united to help their community on Martin Luther King Day, turning lessons on

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Plandome rejects two more proposed cell nodes from ExteNet

Village of Plandome trustees rejected two cell nodes from ExteNet Systems at a crowded board meeting Tuesday night, with residents

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Floral Park-Bellerose school officials optimistic about foundation aid discussions

Floral Park-Bellerose school district officials said they are optimistic about potential changes to the state’s school foundation aid formula on

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