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Environmental groups sued the Suffolk County Government for diverting money intended for protect the drinking water supply. (credit: CBS 2)

Environmental Groups Sue Suffolk Country For Diverting Water-Protection Funds

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.

03/10/2014

The PulsePoint app shows a map of CPR volunteers. (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Hopes Phone App, Army Of CPR Volunteers Can Help Save Lives

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.

02/20/2014

Speed camera (file/credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Exec Wants Speed Cameras Near School Zones

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.

02/12/2014

Marta Leiva, CSA with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, salts the snow in Carl Shurz Park. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Faces Icy Conditions As Municipalities Deal With Salt Shortages

Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.

02/06/2014

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announces water quality initiatives (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bellone: Long Island’s Water Quality Is No. 1 Priority Of My Administration

A new water pollution study on Long Island claims nitrogen levels in the ground and surface water have become critically high.

01/23/2014

Slick, snow-covered road in Woodbury, N.Y., Jan. 21, 2014 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Residents Digging Out After Snowstorm Slams Long Island

Snowfall totals reached more than 13 inches in Lindenhurst in Suffolk County and more than 11 inches in Merrick in Nassau County.

01/22/2014

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Snowstorm Slams Long Island; Officials Monitor Road Conditions

The Long Island Expressway was slow-moving from about noon Tuesday well through the end of rush hour due to near whiteout conditions.

01/21/2014

Suffolk County Police Cruiser

Suffolk Lawmakers Set To Vote On Plan To Refund Motorists For Administrative Fee

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.

12/11/2013

Small Business Saturday: Hoboken

Mom-And-Pop Retailers Welcome Customers For Small Business Saturday

The Thanksgiving weekend shopping frenzy was set to continue, hopefully calmer, with Small Business Saturday.

11/30/2013

A field sobriety test on a driver during a DWI checkpoint. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Drunk Driving Checkpoints To Be Set Up Across New York State Over Holiday Weekend

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.

11/27/2013

Leg. Monica Martinez (Credit: Facebook)

Soon-To-Be Suffolk Legislator Seeks To Keep Job As Principal

Legislator-elect Monica Martinez wants to keep her job as an assistant principal at a Long Island school while she holds public office.

11/21/2013

Suffolk County Major Emergency Response Vehicle. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Armed With Vehicle ‘Perfectly Suited’ To Handle Mass Casualty Events

The massive, 42-foot bus-like vehicle has enough room to treat 24 patients and then transport them in the event of a mass casualty event.

08/07/2013

Long Island officials urge preparedness for upcoming hurricane season (credit: Mona Rivera)

L.I. Officials Urge Preparedness For Upcoming Hurricane Season

A new survey shows that even in the wake of Sandy and Irene most coastal residents maintain a false sense of security and aren’t taking proper action to prepare for hurricanes, said John Miller, CEO of the American Red Cross on Long Island.

05/31/2013

Slot Machine (File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Plan For ‘Huge’ Long Island Casino In The Works

A proposal to build a major Long Island casino with video slot machines is part of closed-door negotiations to expand casino gambling in New York, according to the head of the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. and a legislative bill.

05/16/2013

Drivers take on a curve on Smithtown Boulevard. (credit: CBS 2)

Smithtown Man Warns Plan To Scrap Road Project Will Lead To More Crashes

Tom Archer has lost count of how times he’s helped victims of car accidents on Smithtown Boulevard. His son was 15 when an accident on the road left him brain damaged.

05/01/2013

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