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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.

Suffolk Dems Maintain Legislative Majority

Republicans picked off one key seat but Democrats unseated a renegade member who didn't caucus with the party.

Suffolk Merger Referendum OKd for November Vote

Voters will now decide whether to merge the offices of the county comptroller and treasurer.
hofstra transfer day today
hofstra transfer day today