Long Island

Suffolk County Cuts 8 Bus Routes

Sep 12, 2016
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Suffolk County wants to eliminate eight bus routes as part of a plan to close a $78 million budget deficit.

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Seven community support programs on Long Island are each receiving $125,000 in federal funding to fight youth substance abuse.

New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding on Wednesday. Schumer says Long Island’s drug crisis is symptomatic of the problem facing the country.

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Suffolk residents will have to pay 5 cents for plastic and paper store bags after county legislators passed a bill Wednesday night.

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A federal judge will hear an expedited appeal next week filed by State Senator Jack Martins to move the election to replace Representative Steve Israel in Long Island’s 3rd Congressional District to December.

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Suffolk County legislators are voting Wednesday night on whether to add a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags for shoppers.