More than 200 new speed cameras are authorized for school zones in New York City and Long Island under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The Steve Nelson Safety Act comes in response to the death of a restaurant manager in February.
Officials are concerned that the departure of LIRR President Helena Williams could cause problems for ongoing projects.
The first phase of the plan is to install sewer systems under more than 10,000 homes near the Forge River, the Connetquot River and the Carlls River.
The tax, which has been approved by voters five times since 1987, is intended to go toward protecting Long Island’s drinking water supply. The tax has raised about $1.5 billion to date.
The county is rolling out the PulsePoint app and is asking anyone trained in CPR to download it and come to the rescue if someone nearby has a heart attack.
County Executive Steve Bellone asked state lawmakers for the authority to install speed cameras at about 20 sites near schools. Bellone said the move would help to reduce accidents and generate $2 million in revenue for the county each year.
Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.
A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.
Snowfall totals reached more than 13 inches in Lindenhurst in Suffolk County and more than 11 inches in Merrick in Nassau County.
The Long Island Expressway was slow-moving from about noon Tuesday well through the end of rush hour due to near whiteout conditions.
The Suffolk County executive reportedly supports a plan to reimburse the $30 to $50 fees. The legislation is expected to pass when lawmakers vote on the issue next week.
The Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy was set to continue, hopefully calmer, with Small Business Saturday.
Bar and restaurant owners, along with local officials, urge people to choose a designated driver before heading out for the night or take a taxi home.
Legislator-elect Monica Martinez wants to keep her job as an assistant principal at a Long Island school while she holds public office.