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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Westbury, police say

Newsday (Nassau) - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 20:36
A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Old Country Road in Westbury on Thursday night, Nassau County police said.

State: Hicksville day care's license suspended after tots wander off

Newsday (Nassau) - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:54
The state Office of Children and Family Service has shuttered a Hicksville day care center whose owner was arrested after police said two toddlers wandered off Monday -- with one of them being found on a busy roadway.

Jonestown massacre and a Long Island connection remembered, 40 years later

Newsday (Nassau) - Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:00
In 1978, Richard and Harriet Tropp, natives of Westbury, died with more than 900 other followers of Jim Jones' cult in a remote Guyana settlement. For many, the shock, and questions, are still fresh.

New roads, village green buff up Laurel Hollow

Newsday (Nassau) - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:00
Laurel Hollow offers a "unique combination of natural beauty, interesting history and strong sense of community," says Village Mayor Daniel F. DeVita.

Hempstead sanitation worker dies after being injured on duty, officials say

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:41
An "exemplary" Town of Hempstead worker standing on the back of a sanitation truck died from injuries to his chest and abdomen suffered when the vehicle backed up toward a parked truck on Wednesday, officials said.

Barbecue restaurant Smōk-hau̇s opens in Garden City

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:00
The menu features classics like brisket, pulled pork and ribs.

Village worker retires to devote more time to special-needs track club

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:00
Steve Cuomo likes to tell people he is retired (after working 47 years for the Village of Floral Park) but still working (on an endeavor he started 20 years ago).

$1.249M Glen Cove home tied to Sagamore Hill

Newsday (Nassau) - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:20
A Glen Cove home listed for $1.249 million is believed to have been designed by Charles A. Rich, the same architect who worked on nearby Sagamore Hill, where President Theodore Roosevelt lived for 34 years until his death in 1919, the sellers say.

Catering hall The Metropolitan launches Il Fortino Restaurant & Lounge in Glen Cove

Newsday (Nassau) - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 09:00
The new eatery is a bastion of traditional Italian and Italian-American fare.

Former Sea Cliff bungalow lists for $560,000

Newsday (Nassau) - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:00
A historic Sea Cliff Victorian with a wraparound porch and modern renovation has come on the market. The sellers are asking $560,000.

Long Beach narcotics ring busted, DA's office says

Newsday (Nassau) - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 20:18
An alleged Latin Kings gang member supplied cocaine to a narcotics ringleader in an operation that pumped drugs onto the streets of Long Beach for several years before recent arrests disrupted the criminal enterprise, authorities said Friday.

Popular roller rink to be torn down, replaced with storage facility

Newsday (Nassau) - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:34
Hot Skates in Lynbrook is expected to be replaced with a CubeSmart self-storage location, village officials said.

Maldon & Mignonette opens in Sea Cliff

Newsday (Nassau) - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:00
Casual but elegant, seasonal but not doctrinaire, Maldon & Mignonette has opened in Sea Cliff. Overseen by chef-owner Robert Occhipinti, it replaces the Crispy Pig and evinces a vibe about 180 degrees away from that gastropub's slapdash pork-bellied exuberance.

Love Story: He helped her find what she was looking for at the A&P

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:00
He helped her find pink lemonade, and things went from there.

LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Farmingdale

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:00
The eatery offers filet mignon, sirloin, rib-eye and more for under $30.

Gang member arrested after fighting police at Westbury gas station, police say

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:59
A known Latin Kings gang member from Freeport resisted arrest and fought with police officers who were called to settle a disturbance at a gas station in Westbury on Wednesday, Nassau County police said.

Mother charged with DWI after crash with daughter in car, police say

Newsday (Nassau) - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 08:38
A Massapequa woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with driving while intoxicated after getting into a crash with her 9-year-old daughter in the backseat, Nassau County police said.

Burglar steals $12G in iPads from Hempstead school, police say

Newsday (Nassau) - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 20:23
A homeless man was arrested and charged with stealing $12,600 worth of iPads and headsets from a Hempstead charter school building in two burglaries, beginning on Saturday night when he entered through a first-floor window, police said.

Driver crashes into home's steps, flees as car burns, officials say

Newsday (Nassau) - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 19:52
A driver who was being pulled over crashed into a Hicksville home's front steps and fled as the car went up in flames early Saturday morning, officials said.

Town highway construction supervisor loses job over workers' comp case

Newsday (Nassau) - Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:00
A state panel said that John Tiernan knowingly misrepresented alleged work-related injuries and omitted "relevant facts" of his case, which has been referred to the Nassau DA's office.