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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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NICE bus delays, bay assignment changes at Hempstead transit center Monday

5 hours 2 min ago
There will be significant delays and alternate bay assignments for Nassau Inter-County Express

Glen Cove workers may lose jobs if council doesn't OK piercing the tax cap, mayor warns

6 hours 2 min ago
Glen Cove Mayor Timothy Tenke said he will try again to get City Council approval to pierce the state property-tax cap, this time warning that he will have to resort to layoffs if the council doesn't give him that authority.

Great Neck Plaza slaps developer with a more than $3G fine for missing deadline on housing project 

6 hours 2 min ago
Construction on apartments at 55 S. Middle Neck Rd. was to be completed by August, but trustees last week gave Hooshang Nematzadeh 3 more months to finish the work.

Kevin McCaffrey negotiates new contract for Nassau OTB workers

6 hours 2 min ago
Republican Suffolk Legis. Kevin McCaffrey, who also heads Teamster Local 707, has negotiated a new contract for 125 workers at Nassau Off-Track Betting Corp., as he runs for re-election as the union's leader.

National Weather Service boss coming home to talk hurricanes

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 19:19
Countless Long Island children in earlier years heard family tales of the day back in 1938 that the Long Island Express hit. The Category 3 hurricane slammed into Suffolk County on Sept. 21 -- with no warning.

Million-dollar home burglary ring busted after 5 months, police say

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 18:50
The thieves hit homes ranging in value from $1 million to more than $5 million in Old Westbury, Manhasset, Woodbury and Jericho.

Benjamin Chrzanoski, 94, World War II prisoner of war

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 16:24
For decades, Benjamin Chrzanoski never spoke of his time in the Army. He was a humble East Northport credit manager who lived a quiet life.

Exonerated man intends to sue Nassau, Hempstead village

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 11:24
Josiah Galloway served 10 years in prison for a shooting he maintained he did not commit before his conviction was vacated and he was released.

For Laura Curran, a question of transparency

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:00
Is it?

First female U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets recall challenges

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 21:21
The forum, held Friday, was part of the academy's 75th anniversary celebration.

Carlyle at the Palace closes abruptly, leaving at least 71 families in the lurch

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 18:04
The catering facility, located at the OTB building in Plainview, closed without warning this week, an OTB official said.

Recovered piece from fatal LI plane crash connects woman to great uncle

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:47
Decades after an aviator's fatal crash in Westbury, a living relative from Texas connects with a fragment of the plane and a part of her family history.

Oyster Bay employee appears in court in corruption probe

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:29
Attorneys for town highway maintenance supervisor Salvatore Cecere questioned the validity of statements prosecutors said he made to investigators about a tree removal job.

Ta-Nehisi Coates stresses importance of civic engagement at Hofstra

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 20:12
The award-winning author and journalist spoke to students at a Hofstra University event about the importance of being an engaged citizen ahead of the midterm elections.

Laura Curran slow-walking FOIL requests?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:41
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, who promised transparency in her administration, appears to be following Republican predecessor Edward Mangano's playbook on how to delay Freedom of Information Law requests -- a tactic that also was used by the former GOP-run administration of Nassau University Medical Center.

2 masked men rob North Valley Stream gas station at gunpoint, police say

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:57
Nassau County police are looking for two masked men who robbed a gas station in North Valley Stream early Thursday morning.

Master Chef Best Chinese Fusion Restaurant opens in Syosset

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:00
Master Chef Best Chinese Fusion Restaurant seems the most ambitious of the last few residents, with regional specialties as well as Long Island's more traditional Chinese favorites.

Oyster Bay, Winters Bros. reach deal for vendor to end its recycling contract

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:23
The town opted not to exercise a contract extension option and take on expense of litigation after the waste company said market changes in China made honoring deal "challenging."

Feds: Ex-COO embezzled more than $465,000 from credit union

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:04
Suzanne Silva, 35, used the money she stole from the Winthrop University Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union on cruises and online purchases, prosecutors said.

Hempstead Town Board members post financial disclosures 

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:15
Hempstead Town Board members and other elected officials posted their financial disclosures and income sources Wednesday on the town website to comply with an updated ethics code.