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12/20/17 10:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

It’s not the outright ban on plastic bags that some officials had sought in the past, but come Jan. 1, a bill that Suffolk County passed in 2016 will take effect — and you’ll pay a nickel for every non-reusable paper or plastic shopping bag provided by a store. Shoppers can avoid the fee by bringing their own reusable bags. (more…)

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12/05/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a recent press conference

COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a recent press conference

County Executive Steve Bellone, in a Monday morning conference call with local reporters, called the federal tax bill a “potential catastrophe” for Long Island. (more…)

03/06/17 12:00pm
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A farm field being irrigated.

Suffolk County government is moving forcefully to appeal a judge’s decision seen as severely undermining the county’s Farmland Preservation Program. The government is also preparing new legislation to deal with issues raised in a lawsuit that resulted in the judge’s ruling. (more…)