Issue of the Week

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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Legislature

Newsday (Nassau)

Helen Dejana dies; lifelong LIer who spent 7 decades with same company was 96

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 18:29
From the age of 18 until her 90s, Helen Dejana worked as an office manager and bookkeeper.

$599,000 Rockville Centre home was once an animal hospital

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:00
A Craftsman-style home in Rockville Centre on the market for $599,000 at one time served as an animal hospital.

Retail Roundup: Three-year renovation at LI Lord & Taylor nearly complete

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 06:00
The work added 38,000 square feet to the Manhasset store. It also gained a two-story glass atrium and larger departments for cosmetics and women's shoes.

Wantagh, the gateway to Jones Beach, gets LIRR upgrades

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:30
Few hamlets offers more direct access to Long Island's most famed beach than Wantagh, which is known as the gateway to Jones Beach.

The Fish Trap Long Island opens in Baldwin

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 08:00
A love story with a dash of Southern pride is behind The Fish Trap Long Island, Baldwin's new seafood restaurant and fish market.

Rockville Centre couple seeks protected status for 1747 home

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 06:00
It may be the oldest home standing in the Town of Hempstead,and Gloria and Stephen Bryan want to keep it that way.

Roslyn Harbor considers restrictions on grass height, dumpsters 

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:37
"We were basically driving around the village telling people that they haven't been cutting any of their grass," Deputy Mayor Sandy Quentzel said.

Rabbi at Pittsburgh synagogue previously served Massapequa congregation

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:45
Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers, the rabbi of the Pittsburgh synagogue, previously served at the closed Congregation Beth-El in Massapequa.

WWE all-women's show at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum motivates local grapplers

Sun, 10/28/2018 - 06:03
Evolution will be watched closely by prospective performers, including women training to become pro wrestlers on Long Island.

Long Beach Branch service restored after flooding in Island Park, LIRR says

Sat, 10/27/2018 - 15:03
The LIRR has restored Long Beach Branch service in Island Park after flooding on the tracks Saturday, the railroad said.

Juror misconduct inquiry ordered in sexual assault case of rapper Nicki Minaj's brother

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 17:25
The judge who is presiding over the sexual assault case against star rapper Nicki Minaj's brother has ordered an inquiry into defense claims of juror misconduct following the Baldwin man's conviction last year for raping his now-former stepdaughter.

Authentic Chinese restaurant Cheng Du opens in Franklin Square

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 08:00
The kitchen prepares Sichuan dishes such as spicy dan dan noodles and tea-smoked duck.

1778 Old Brookville home lists for $1.258M

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 06:00
This Old Brookville Colonial dates back to 1778. It is on the market for $1.258.

Mineola to phase out processing of birth certificates and death records

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 06:00
The Village of Mineola is getting out of the business of birth and death certificates and will begin shipping records of anyone who was born or died in the village to the Town of North Hempstead.

Madelyn Bowen, student and softball player, dies at 21

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:00
Even in her final days, Madelyn Bowen was committed to setting an example of a life lived fully, her close friends and family said.

Teens create Monopoly: Hicksville edition

Thu, 10/25/2018 - 05:00
"We wanted to incorporate Hicksville pride."

National Wholesale Liquidators to lay off 140 in West Hempstead

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:17
More layoffs planned in New York City and upstate, according to a state filing.

North Hempstead to propose laws to curtail medical marijuana dispensaries in the town

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 19:08
North Hempstead Town officials plan Thursday to introduce a pair of new laws to limit where medical marijuana dispensaries can be located and also prohibit them from being converted to recreational dispensaries in the future.

Hempstead officials: Budget compromise in the works

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 21:37
Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen and town board members are seeking a compromise on a proposed 2019 budget, but remain divided on about $11 million in projected savings from retirements.

Oyster Bay town clerk: Responses to information requests may not be accurate

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 14:56
Oyster Bay Town Clerk James Altadonna Jr. has said he cannot guarantee the completeness and accuracy in responding to information requests that first go to the town attorney's office instead of his.