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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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Legislature

Sidewalk Snow Removal Enforcement

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There are a number of businesses on Hempstead Turnpike just west of New Hyde Park Rd in Franklin Square that do not clear their sidewalks of ice and snow. These sidewalks are located on a busy street with many pedestrians and a NICE bus stop that is heavily used. When these sidewalks are snow covered, it creates a serious hazard. There should be someplace taxpayers can report this non compliance so the County can arrange for snow and ice removal and the business establishments that have failed in their responsibilities can be billed and fined.

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When we asked Brian Nevin

You funny to ask this question. When we asked Brian Nevin of Nassau Country, he said the county had no power or jurisdiction to fine businesses or properties for failing to shovel. He pushed it off to the TO* or the local town. We in fact asked him about the school zones where they put those famous cameras and specifically so children did not have to walk on So Oyster Bay road where there is no shoulder. I can only assume since it did not produce any money, he never responded again.

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