The New York State Senate and the Assembly have approved a measure to send more than 200 speed cameras to Long Island and New York City. That includes 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau County.
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.
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.
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.
A Suffolk County lawmaker enraged bicycling advocates this week by saying that people should never ride bikes (or motorcycles) in Suffolk. Islip Republican Thomas Barraga says the suburbs were designed for cars not pedestrians.