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Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law goes into effect that charges a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment from degradation. Those against are concerned it will hurt local businesses because the five-cent fee is nothing more than a tax. Do you support a Nassau County law imposing a five-cent fee on disposable plastic and paper bags?

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Gang member gets 30 years in shooting that paralyzed boy

1 hour 35 min ago
A gang member convicted of attempted murder for a 2015 Uniondale shooting that left a 14-year-old bicyclist paralyzed was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison.

Nassau DA: Contractor ripped off superstorm Sandy victims

3 hours 42 min ago
A Brooklyn contractor ripped off five Nassau County homeowners who paid him a total of nearly $400,000 to repair damage from superstorm Sandy, prosecutors said Friday in announcing his arrest.

Cops: Sunrise Highway reopens after crash involving police vehicle

5 hours 50 min ago
A two-vehicle crash involving a police vehicle forced the closing of westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway in Seaford for more than two hours early Friday, according to police.

Man arrested in thefts from autos in Nassau, cops say

7 hours 14 min ago
Footprints in the snow helped trip up a Brooklyn man who had been stealing valuables from parked cars in Nassau County, police said.

Floral Park police chief's name cleared after inquiry

7 hours 49 min ago
Officials in Floral Park said they cleared their police chief of any wrongdoing after an internal investigation into whether he engaged in unethical behavior. 

East Norwich man pleads 'not responsible' for killing wife

19 hours 48 min ago
An East Norwich man who called 911 last year to report he had killed his wife because he was afraid "evil terrorists were going to get her," before also trying to end his own life took an insanity plea Wednesday, court records show.

DA: Two Long Islanders indicted in 2015 slaying of rapper Chinx

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 19:41
Two Nassau County men have been indicted in the fatal 2015 shooting of the Queens-based rapper Chinx, prosecutors said Thursday.

Cops: Tractor trailer hits -- and splits -- Glen Cove Road utility pole

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:41
A tractor trailer crashed into a utility pole Thursday morning on Glen Cove Road in Carle Place, Nassau County police said.

DA: Man posed as attorney, stole over $30,000 from immigrants

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:57
A Bronx man who prosecutors allege posed as a Hempstead attorney and stole more than $30,000 from immigrants is now facing up to 7 years in prison following his arrest Wednesday.

Oyster Bay not responsible for $33M payment, state court rules

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:11
A state appellate court panel on Wednesday unanimously reversed a 2016 ruling that would have required the Town of Oyster Bay to pay about $33 million to a company with land in Farmingdale that was seized by the town to build a park.

Pete the Greek opens in Old Bethpage

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:00
With wind chills dipping, a trip to the Greek islands might sound dreamy. If you can't quite swing it, however, you can at least find some of the islands' dishes at a recently opened Nassau County eatery.

Massapequa orchestra collaborates with ballet company, local schools

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:00
The Massapequa Philharmonic Orchestra's performances of The Nutcracker this weekend with a Bethpage ballet company are the latest efforts by the 34-year-old orchestra to strengthen its community focus and expand its audience.

Hicksville home sells for more than $1M

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 07:00
A Hicksville property recently sold for $1.126 million, which the broker says is the first home sale in the community to exceed $1 million.

Long Island weather: Winter weather advisory through morning

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:56
A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 a.m. for Long Island, with 2 to 3 inches of snow expected to make for potentially hazardous driving conditions during the Thursday morning commute.

East Rockaway waives parking regulations over holidays

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:55
The Village of East Rockaway is waiving parking regulations during the holiday season, according to the village's website.

Glen Cove City Council to vote on sale of Coles School for $2.1M

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:24
Glen Cove officials have reached an agreement to sell the shuttered Coles School to a nonprofit that serves children with language and autistic-related disorders.

Acquittal in 2010 Baldwin home invasion slaying

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:50
A Nassau jury has acquitted a former Queens man of a 2010 home invasion slaying at a marijuana dealer's Baldwin home, while convicting him of a robbery and burglary that happened at the same residence days earlier.

Hempstead Town Board approves appointments at final meeting

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:03
The Hempstead Town Board has voted to appoint 15 people to several boards and commissions.

Uniondale apartment developers seek tax exemptions

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:55
Developers are planning to build 372 apartments in Uniondale and are seeking tax breaks from Nassau County.

Nassau judge issues arrest warrants for cancer scam couple

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:23
A Nassau judge has issued arrest warrants for a couple who skipped their court date Wednesday after using the story of a Staten Island boy with brain cancer to collect and keep thousands of dollars in donations.