Suffolk County

NY Legislature approves speed cameras
11:05 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Speed cameras coming to Long Island

Credit AP Photo

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.

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Grant sends experts to LI
7:53 am
Wed March 26, 2014

IBM helps Suffolk figure out sewer problems

At his State of the County Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called nitrogen the biggest threat to Suffolk
Credit Charles Lane

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.

    

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Liberty vs Health
8:24 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Suffolk bans tobacco sales to those under 21

Dr. James Tomarken, Suffolk County Health Commissioner, says raising the tobacco age will keep youth from smoking
Credit Charles Lane

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.

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Traffic fees & borrowing in the offing
4:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Needing a windfall, Suffolk eyes suing big tobacco

Cigarette seller Victoria Edwards outside her shop on the Poospatuck reservation in Mastic. 2009
Credit Charles Lane

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.

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Suffolk lawmaker advises LIers not to ride bikes
3:06 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Pol: LI too dangerous for bikes and runners

Islip Republican Thomas Barraga wrote a letter to a constituent advises not ride bicycles along the roads
Credit Charles Lane

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.  

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