Long Island

5 Cent Plastic Bag Fee To Hit Suffolk In 2018

Dec 19, 2017
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In an effort to fight pollution, a five cent single-use bag fee will go into effect at stores in Suffolk County on New Year’s Day.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

A bill to give the Suffolk County Legislature oversight on how asset forfeiture funds are distributed has died in committee.

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Suffolk County legislators proposed a bill to create a public financing system, which would limit how much candidates can raise and spend on their campaigns. 

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The New York State Education Department says the number of students receiving Advanced Regents diplomas on Long Island has increased, as have Common Core test scores.

Left: Pamela V. White via Flickr. Right: Jennifer Peltz via AP.

On Long Island, a major goal in the rebuilding of the historic Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center has been reached.