Tag: Adrienne Esposito

Suffolk Pols OK 5-cent Shopping Bag Fee

Suffolk County lawmakers approved a 5-cent fee on single-use paper and plastic bags in a measure intended to encourage the use of reusable bags when shoppers make purchases at local stores. Legislators passed the bill Wednesday by a vote of 13-4 and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signaled his intent to sign the bill into law. Retailers that fail to collect the nickel would be subject to a $500 fine, once the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Bellone Likely a Shoe-in, But Legislative Races Could Be Costly for...

A 33-point lead may not be insurmountable on a football field—unless it’s late in the fourth quarter—but it’s a very tough hurdle in a...

With Brown & Red Tides In Full Bloom, Experts Strategize Solutions

“The best thing that we can do is address the main source of the problem, which is our nitrogen.”

How the Islip Garbage Barge Saga Compares to the Town’s Toxic...

Calling the Town of Islip home is not all the two environmental crises share in common.

Tom Croci Beats Esposito for Vacated State Senate Seat

Croci claimed victory despite only campaigning for three months against Adrienne Esposito.

Nassau’s Denenberg 2nd Pol to Drop Out of NY Senate Race

Announcement comes two months after an Islip lawmaker under the cloud of a toxic dumping scandal dropped out of a state Senate race.

More Carcinogens Found in Park Amid Growing Islip Toxic Dumping Probe

“We have received indication that there may have been dumping at other locations,” Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota said of the five alleged illegal toxic dumpsites already under investigation.

Nassau Makes Case for FEMA Funds to Improve Bay Park Plant

The county is seeking $690 million to construct an ocean outfall pipe.

Nassau Sewage Plant Fix Funding Feud Drags On

Democrats and Republicans are still arguing about how to pay for fixing the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant.

Beach Water Quality Testing Standards Questioned

Long Island lawmakers and environmental advocates are concerned about the findings of a new report.
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