ISLIP, NY (WCBS 880) – The light police are now watching over your bulbs on Long Island.MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks
Islip is imposing new ‘dark skies’ rules, restricting outdoor lights on homes to no stronger than 100 watts and requiring businesses to turn off exterior lights within a half hour of closing.
Homeowner James Keaton thinks it all makes good financial sense.READ MORE: Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Pay Visit To New York City
“It’s expensive now, you know,” Keaton told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “On that point of view, it might not be such a bad idea.”
Supporters say the new light restrictions are healthier and will help us all to see the stars more clearly at night.
To that, George says, “People can’t see the skies because your bills are too high.”MORE NEWS: Public Meetings Begin On Controversial Congestion Pricing Plan
At least seven other Long Island towns have imposed similar light restrictions.