Single-use plastics could become a thing of the past in Suffolk County.
Southampton Town officials Tuesday adopted a new code amendment that will ban plastic straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) take-away containers at food establishments.
The new law goes into effect in May — and Suffolk County could follow suit. READ
With one bill — the Campaign Finance Reform Act — already before the Suffolk Legislature and aimed at corruption in the county’s electoral process, a group of Suffolk legislators led by Kara Hahn (D-Setauket) is putting together another measure that would set up an office to investigate corruption, fraud and waste in Suffolk government and protect whisteblowers.
Legislator Kara Hahn has proposed legislation that would regulate county food vendors. (Courtesy photo)
A bill up for a public hearing at Tuesday’s meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature would mandate that certain county food contractors maintain a healthier standard in their offerings to the public. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | County Legislator Kara Hahn introduced a bill aimed at examining the benefits of using beet-based brines, like the one above manufactured by East End Organics.
With snowfall totals soaring this winter season — and another storm on the way — area highway crews have been coating the roads with mixtures of salt and sand, but those mixtures are only so effective once temperatures dip below 20 degrees, according to town highway superintendents. (more…)