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As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Friday, March 7, 2014, be sure to take note of the local meetings listed below that are coming up next week.
Oh, and be sure to use #LIStPats when Instagramming or Tweeting photos of your St. Patrick's Day celebrations this weekened. They could be featured at Newsday.
Fog will roll in tonight and the low will be 28 degrees with a...Read more »
The Brightwaters Village Board passed laws to levy fines on anyone who cuts down trees or shrubbery on village rights-of-way, and to limit use of nonvegetative or nonimpervious surfaces in residents’ backyards.
The board voted unanimously to adopt the two laws at its monthly meeting Monday.
Fines for cutting down trees and shrubbery on village rights-of-way or public spaces will start...Read more »
Board to vote on tree-grinding spot
Smithtown Town Board members plan to vote today on a bid that would relocate the grinding of tree stumps and debris at the Montclair Avenue highway yard elsewhere after neighbors complained of dust and noise.
Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio called a special meeting to rescind a $210,000 bid awarded to All Island Excavating Corp....Read more »
A research project headed up by four William Floyd High School students became a lesson in energy conservation for 700 middle school students and could be expanded to other schools around the Island.
Under the guidance of research teacher Amy Meyer, the students — seniors Marleen Rios, 18, and Samantha DeStefano, 17, and freshmen Numaira Khan, 14, and Grace Jaronczyk, 14 — sought to help students...Read more »
As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Thursday, March 6, 2014, be sure to check out the local meetings listed below that are happening tonight.
We'll back up and running Friday morning to serve as your source for weather, traffic and transit updates, as well as breaking news and social media updates.
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Town earns award for financial reports
Supervisor Kate Murray announced yesterday that Hempstead Town has for the 10th consecutive time earned the “Excellence in Financial Reporting Award,” from the independent and nonpartisan Government Finance Officers Association for the 2012 fiscal year.
“I’m thrilled that the GFOA’s respected independent accounting professionals...Read more »
BROOKVILLEForum set to explore educational trendsAssemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) is urging residents throughout Nassau to attend a March 10 educational forum at the LIU-Post Tilles Center about trends impacting the development of schoolchildren across the country.
Lavine has been working with Professor Arnold Dodge, chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Administration...Read more »
The Huntington Town Board has approved a one-year extension to developer Gary Melius to file paperwork related to his proposed senior housing development on the grounds of Oheka Castle.
Town officials said they gave Melius more time to file the paperwork — which was due in about two weeks — because the 69-year-old was shot in the head last week on the castle’s grounds.
Melius plans to...Read more »
Welcome to another chilly day on Long Island and to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below you will find a rundown of the top stories Newsday has been following, along with top tweets from our reporters.
Coming up tonight, we'll have live coverage of Suffolk County's annual State of the County address.
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EMT training effort to counter drug ODs
The Long Beach Fire Department will participate in a new state program to train emergency medical technicians to administer drugs designed to counter the effects of opiate overdoses.
The December program will train technicians to administer Narcan, a drug used to treat heroin overdoses, city officials said. Most of the fire department’s...Read more »