After a four-state tour, Suffolk County planners updated lawmakers Monday on what they knew about mitigateing what officials call Long Island's greatest crisis in generations: nitrogen contaminating regional estuaries.
Suffolk County has increased the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The bill, passed Tuesday evening, was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes.
At its regular legislative meeting, Suffolk County lawmakers moved to ban the use of hydrofracking waste and to ban smoking on the campus of the county Community College. Lawmakers also heard arguments about a bill that would ban the sale of puppies coming from so-called puppy mills.