Suffolk County http://wshu.org en IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems http://wshu.org/post/ibm-helps-suffolk-figure-out-sewer-problems <p></p><p>Suffolk County has received a grant from the technology company IBM to help solve what many see as Long Island's biggest looming crisis: poor water quality. Planners and environmentalists say they’re "thrilled" with the announcement.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:53:29 +0000 Charles Lane 14762 at http://wshu.org IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21 http://wshu.org/post/suffolk-bans-tobacco-sales-those-under-21 <p></p><p>Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. &nbsp;The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:24:28 +0000 Charles Lane 14381 at http://wshu.org Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21 Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco http://wshu.org/post/needing-windfall-suffolk-eyes-suing-big-tobacco <p></p><p>As they continue to deal with a troubled budget Suffolk County lawmakers are meeting Tuesday to consider a number of revenue generators including hikes to traffic and parking fees and also suing big tobacco.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:01:46 +0000 Charles Lane 14285 at http://wshu.org Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco Pol: LI too dangerous for bikes and runners http://wshu.org/post/pol-li-too-dangerous-bikes-and-runners <p></p><p>A Suffolk County lawmaker enraged bicycling advocates this week by saying that people should never ride bikes (or motorcycles) in Suffolk. &nbsp;Islip Republican Thomas Barraga says the suburbs were designed for cars not pedestrians. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:06:00 +0000 Will James 12767 at http://wshu.org Pol: LI too dangerous for bikes and runners Obamacare not yet accepted at Stony Brook http://wshu.org/post/obamacare-not-yet-accepted-stony-brook <p></p><p>Two New York hospitals say they still have not yet reached deals with insurance companies participating the state's new health insurance exchange. &nbsp;But one of them, Stony Brook University Hospital, says a deal is imminent. &nbsp;Much of the struggle is over low reimbursement rates.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:46:10 +0000 Charles Lane 12376 at http://wshu.org Obamacare not yet accepted at Stony Brook