Jay Schneiderman Bill Would Preserve 30% Of Land In N.Y.; Eastern L.I. Might Be Used As A Model By J.D. Allen • 20 hours ago USGS Cheryl Hapke / National Park Service via AP New legislation proposed in New York would set a state goal of conserving at least 30% of land by 2030. Eastern Long Island Residents Approve New Tax To Replenish Eroded Beaches By Caroline Magavern • Dec 2, 2020 Julio Cortez / AP On eastern Long Island, residents of North Sea Beach have opted in to a new tax to fund the replenishment of the beach to fight erosion. Suffolk tables plan to warn of "outrageous" fees By Charles Lane • May 14, 2014 Charles Lane The Suffolk County Legislature voted down a controversial measure Tuesday night. It would have required gas stations to notify motorists when there's a large disparity between cash purchases compared to credit card transactions.