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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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N. Hempstead suspends comptroller search, announces resignations and staff changes 

4 hours 31 min ago
The North Hempstead Town Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve a handful of administrative staffing changes across several departments.

North Hempstead to build affordable housing for seniors at site of former elementary school

4 hours 32 min ago
The 77-unit complex of townhomes in New Cassel could be completed by next summer, officials said, and will consist of prefabricated construction material.

North Hempstead moving toward full ban on gas-powered landscaping equipment 

4 hours 32 min ago
North Hempstead officials are working toward a ban on all gas-powered landscaping equipment within the next decade, Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth said last week in an interview with Newsday and News12 Long Island.

Nassau police: Missing man, 19, found 'alive and well'

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 19:45
For multiple days police had searched Hempstead Lake State Park for Louis Germosen of Westbury. His father had feared the worst.

Hempstead libraries launch bilingual story time

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:39
The eager group of young readers sat spellbound at the Freeport Public Library as Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney read to them from one her favorite children's books.

Man exposes self in Westbury yard, punches neighbor, police say

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 15:16
A Westbury man exposed himself to a woman, then punched a neighbor who attempted to hold him until police arrived, Nassau County police said Saturday.

Law and orders: Freeport Village man's two life passions

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:32
"Our journey through life was meant to be flavorful."

$6M Brookville home has 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' ties

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 06:00
If Michelangelo from the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" walked into this $6 million Brookville Contemporary, he'd probably say, "Cowabunga!"

Camp Anchor in Lido Beach to expand services, amenities with $124G grant

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:20
Camp Anchor serves 1,200 children and adults with disabilities and operates year-round.

Lawsuit: 'Outrageous' crew for Netflix TV show damaged LI veteran's house

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:41
A World War II veteran claims the crew of the upcoming Netflix series "Maniac" trashed his Valley Stream home last year, removing decades-old bushes, destroying valuable memorabilia and losing boxes of priceless family heirlooms, including photographs of family members who survived the Holocaust, according to a new federal lawsuit.

Holocaust survivor thanks doctors who did lifesaving heart procedure

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:32
The procedure consists of replacing the diseased heart valve with a synthetic one inserted through a catheter.

Smoked Barn offers authentic barbecue in Levittown

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:00
In the corner of a strip mall off the Hempstead Turnpike south service road is a nondescript little eatery with serious barbecue chops. Smoked Barn lacks the aggressive farmhouse décor of some better capitalized operations -- a lone pig statue rendered in stainless steel greets diners -- but what's on the plate can transport you way down south.

Teen arrested in fatal stabbing at New Cassel house party, police say

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:22
A Selden teenager was arrested Wednesday and charged in the fatal stabbing of a Uniondale teen outside a New Cassel house party that drew about 100 people earlier this month, police said.

Oyster Bay Town sued by resident opposing alleged ban on signs at meetings

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:15
A Syosset man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Town of Oyster Bay, challenging what he says is a ban on signs being taken into town board meetings.

Ex-pastor sues Brookville Reformed Church over retirement package

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 16:09
A former pastor of one of Long Island's oldest churches is suing the church for allegedly failing to pay his full retirement package.

Curran's executive order bars release of personal employee data

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:22
The measure aims to prevent outside groups from "luring" workers from unions and follows last month's Supreme Court ruling that labor leaders said could weaken union membership.

Nassau sees a 'tsunami' of property tax grievances, lawyer says

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:36
More than 233,000 property owners, including a record 211,921 homeowners, filed grievances from January through April - the most in memory.

DA: New Hyde Park man indicted in DWI crash that injured cop

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:18
Nassau Police Officer Willard Gomes says he has injuries he'll have to deal with for the rest of his life as he continues physical therapy and prepares for more surgeries.

LIRR manager holds court at Syosset station

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:36
The Long Island Rail Road launched a new program on Wednesday that aims to get customers better acquainted with the people responsible for conditions at their train stations.

Williston Park residents tell town: No parking should mean no development

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:26
Williston Park residents want village officials to reject a proposed mixed-use development citing concerns it would worsen parking problems in the neighborhoods.