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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 Exec Vetoes County Ban on Drones With Cameras

A revised version of the bill is expected to focus on public safety rather than privacy.

Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off

At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.

Suffolk Pols Back NY School Bus Stop Arm Camera Bill

Footage from a pilot program prompted a push for a state bill to legalize a program similar to red light cameras.

Suffolk Wants You to Tag Precious Items with DNA

Want your town to become a DNA protected community?

Suffolk Bans Sale of Powdered Caffeine to Kids

The county legislature unanimously approved the measure Tuesday.

Suffolk OKs Bill Targeting Puppy Mills

The bill would create $500 fines for pet retailers that buy animals from breeders that have received violations on recent inspection reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Startup Tech Firms Find New Space in Huntington

“Launchpad Huntington will be the center of entrepreneurial activity on Long Island.”

Suffolk Pols OK Feds Settlement of Police Probe

The Department of Justice launched the probe into the Suffolk police department after the slaying of an immigrant five years ago.

Northport Sewage Plant Gets $1.5M for Upgrade

“The bays and harbors are at the heart of the Huntington and Northport communities, and they are also a part of the economy."
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