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OFFICIAL: NASSAU UNION PACTS MAY COST $120MNew union agreements that would lift a three-year wage freeze would cost Nassau about $120 million over four years if expected new revenues do not materialize, County Comptroller George Maragos reported Thursday.

REPORT: DRAMATIC RISE IN PEOPLE POISONED BY E-CIGARETTES Accidental exposure to nicotine in e-cigarette refills has fueled a dramatic jump in calls to poison control centers, according to federal health authorities, who say the substance triggered eye, skin and inhalation injuries.


DAY CARE CENTER CITED FOR PHYSICALLY DISCIPLINING KIDS - A Long Beach-run day care center that was cited in 2013 by the state for eight violations, including the use of corporal punishment, has been hit with six new infractions, including the use of physical contact for discipline, possibly by the center's director.

MASTIC BEACH DELAYS $4.3M BUDGET VOTEMastic Beach's budget debate has been adjourned after officials learned that proper notice had not been given for the hearing on the fiscal plan.

APARTMENTS MAY REPLACE SMITHTOWN CONCRETE PLANTA proposed 260-unit apartment development could replace a concrete-manufacturing company in Smithtown if the zoning board approves a request to change the area from light industry to garden apartment.



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