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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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Leaders react to swastika found painted on Oceanside sidewalk

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:13
Hempstead officials and Oceanside community leaders decried a swastika spray painted on a sidewalk this week and advocated to end symbols of hate speech.

LI man stole $54G from Carle Place Fire Department, DA says

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:47
A former Carle Place Fire Department treasurer pleaded guilty to stealing more than $50,000 and his sentence likely will include probation and restitution, prosecutors said Thursday.

'TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud' play about infertility comes to Oceanside

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:55
New work includes elements of dance, poetry and storytelling.

Former Mangano aide Rob Walker indicted on federal charges

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:01
Rob Walker, who served as chief deputy to Edward Mangano and as a former state assemblyman, has surrendered to federal officials, multiple sources said.

Walter Degen dies at 90; was Mister Softee for generations of kids

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:58
For 37 years, he was Mister Softee. Or sometimes, "Uncle Walter."

Long Blockchain tried to 'mislead investors,' Nasdaq says

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 13:02
Long Blockchain Corp., the Farmingdale company formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp., made "public statements designed to mislead investors and to take advantage of general investor interest in bitcoin and blockchain technology," according to a delisting notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Emile's Candies in Oceanside gets new owners

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:18
Following the death last year of its second owner, the chocolate shop has changed hands again.

Developers settle Nassau Coliseum lawsuit

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:12
The lawsuit focused on the right to develop retail and restaurants around the arena.

North Hempstead knew of Troiano's debts but took no action

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:37
Town officials say they plan to reconsider policy and will require senior appointees to submit financial disclosures before they can be added to the town payroll.

Sources: Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce Islanders-Coliseum deal

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 09:06
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to announce Monday that the Islanders have agreed to a deal to split their regular-season home games between Nassau Coliseum and Brooklyn's Barclays Center in the years leading up to the opening of their new arena at Belmont Park, sources said.

West Hempstead pool reopens after $208,000 upgrade

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:00
The Echo Park Pool Complex in West Hempstead recently reopened after a $208,000 refurbishment, town officials said.

Glen Cove shuts two drinking water wells after Freon 22 found

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:00
The city of Glen Cove has shut two of its five drinking water wells after elevated levels of the chemical Freon 22 were discovered.

Hempstead to defend law mandating stations provide free air

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 07:00
A Nassau Supreme Court judge issued an injunction blocking the Town of Hempstead from enforcing a controversial law mandating service stations to provide free air to motorists, as the case heads to trial next week.

Teen hit by car, family meet 'angel' who helped save her life

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 23:44
Richard Lerner received the Nassau County Fire Commission's meritorious service award in West Hempstead for aiding Lara, 14.

Oyster Bay approves $734,449 in raises for 87 workers

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:53
The Oyster Bay Town Board approved raises for 87 employees totaling $734,449 under a personnel resolution that did not show the pay increases to the public.

State audit finds banking inconsistencies in East Rockaway court

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:48
State auditors found that the East Rockaway municipal court did not always keep proper financial records.

Way to Go!: Scott Soifer, of Lawrence

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 13:47
The system detects a child's presence and turns on the vehicle's air conditioner.

Glen Cove residents resist proposed eating disorder facility

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 11:44
Residents of an upscale Glen Cove neighborhood are protesting plans by a California company to convert a three-story house into a residence for people with eating disorders, citing concerns it will change the area's character.

History and time flip the script at Hempstead church

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 07:58
It now sports Eagle Scouts and enthusiasm.

Nassau police commish: We'll use mapping to fight opioid scourge

Sat, 01/27/2018 - 22:21
Patrick Ryder, nominated to be police commissioner for Nassau County, plans to roll out a new computerized mapping system that tracks opioid overdoses in real time, similar to technology the department has used successfully to track and stem crimes, as part of a strategy to attack the deadly crisis roiling Long Island.