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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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Christine Kay, an editor for The New York Times and Newsday, dies at 54

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 21:12
Christine Kay, a longtime New York Times editor who helped shape coverage of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died after a long struggle with cancer.

Elan Carr picked as envoy to combat anti-Semitism

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:00
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week announced the selection of Los Angeles attorney Elan Carr as special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.

Analysis: LIRR's proposed fare hike outpaces inflation, income growth

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:00
The average monthly Long Island Rail Road ticket will have doubled in price over 20 years under the MTA's latest proposed fare hike -- far outpacing inflation and income growth in Nassau and Suffolk counties over the same period, according to a Newsday analysis.

Veterans back home forge bonds that endure

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 07:00
The phone call with his youngest son back home on Long Island shook Michael Wern.

On the waterfront, a special breed of Long Islanders toils in winter

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 19:20
"It helps to be a little bit nuts."

Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle in Westbury, police say

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 20:36
A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle on Old Country Road in Westbury on Thursday night, Nassau County police said.

State: Hicksville day care's license suspended after tots wander off

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 17:54
The state Office of Children and Family Service has shuttered a Hicksville day care center whose owner was arrested after police said two toddlers wandered off Monday -- with one of them being found on a busy roadway.

Jonestown massacre and a Long Island connection remembered, 40 years later

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 07:00
In 1978, Richard and Harriet Tropp, natives of Westbury, died with more than 900 other followers of Jim Jones' cult in a remote Guyana settlement. For many, the shock, and questions, are still fresh.

New roads, village green buff up Laurel Hollow

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:00
Laurel Hollow offers a "unique combination of natural beauty, interesting history and strong sense of community," says Village Mayor Daniel F. DeVita.

Hempstead sanitation worker dies after being injured on duty, officials say

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:41
An "exemplary" Town of Hempstead worker standing on the back of a sanitation truck died from injuries to his chest and abdomen suffered when the vehicle backed up toward a parked truck on Wednesday, officials said.

Barbecue restaurant Smōk-hau̇s opens in Garden City

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:00
The menu features classics like brisket, pulled pork and ribs.

Village worker retires to devote more time to special-needs track club

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 07:00
Steve Cuomo likes to tell people he is retired (after working 47 years for the Village of Floral Park) but still working (on an endeavor he started 20 years ago).

$1.249M Glen Cove home tied to Sagamore Hill

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 13:20
A Glen Cove home listed for $1.249 million is believed to have been designed by Charles A. Rich, the same architect who worked on nearby Sagamore Hill, where President Theodore Roosevelt lived for 34 years until his death in 1919, the sellers say.

Catering hall The Metropolitan launches Il Fortino Restaurant & Lounge in Glen Cove

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 09:00
The new eatery is a bastion of traditional Italian and Italian-American fare.

Former Sea Cliff bungalow lists for $560,000

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 07:00
A historic Sea Cliff Victorian with a wraparound porch and modern renovation has come on the market. The sellers are asking $560,000.

Long Beach narcotics ring busted, DA's office says

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 20:18
An alleged Latin Kings gang member supplied cocaine to a narcotics ringleader in an operation that pumped drugs onto the streets of Long Beach for several years before recent arrests disrupted the criminal enterprise, authorities said Friday.

Popular roller rink to be torn down, replaced with storage facility

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 13:34
Hot Skates in Lynbrook is expected to be replaced with a CubeSmart self-storage location, village officials said.

Maldon & Mignonette opens in Sea Cliff

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:00
Casual but elegant, seasonal but not doctrinaire, Maldon & Mignonette has opened in Sea Cliff. Overseen by chef-owner Robert Occhipinti, it replaces the Crispy Pig and evinces a vibe about 180 degrees away from that gastropub's slapdash pork-bellied exuberance.

Love Story: He helped her find what she was looking for at the A&P

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:00
He helped her find pink lemonade, and things went from there.

LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Farmingdale

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 09:00
The eatery offers filet mignon, sirloin, rib-eye and more for under $30.