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Hempstead sanitation election to be held Thusday

Four candidates are running in the Town of

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Four candidates are running in the Town of Hempstead's Sanitation District 2 election Thursday.

The district serves about 55,000 residents and businesses in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, south Hempstead Village as well as parts of Uniondale and Freeport.

Incumbent Brian O’Conner is running unopposed for a five-year term.

Three people are vying for a four-year term for the seat of...

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Bellport bike theft leads to a neighborly reaction

Bobby Sterling, 57, of Brookhaven, has braved rain, wind, and even snow on a bicycle for as long as he could remember. But his adventures were interrupted when his newest bike, a Specialized Hardrock Disk 29er, was stolen on July 23.

Sterling left his bicycle on his dock at Post Morrow Marina in Bellport while he unloaded the boat he had been on. When he returned, the bike was gone.  

Sterling's...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The winning ticket for the Friday, April 25,

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. But here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. Plus, a look at meetings Newsday will be covering Wednesday night.

To see a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Oceanside candidate's case to be heard by judge

Initial results of the Oceanside Sanitation District 7

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A judge will hear a candidate’s argument next week for an injunction against the Oceanside Sanitation District to settle the contested June election.

Tom Lanning and his Oceanside-based attorney, John Mannone, appeared in court Wednesday after filing the motion last week. The hearing was postponed until when Aug. 7 when Nassau Supreme Court Justice Arthur Diamond can hear arguments.

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Roundup: Oyster Bay board adds $2.5M to Laser Industries deal

The Oyster Bay Town Board last week increased a contract with Laser Industries Inc. by $2.5 million.

The town originally awarded a one-year contract to the company for $2.5 million of general reconstruction services after a competitive bid in 2012, Deputy Town Supervisor Leonard Genova said. The contract included options to extend it by one year as many as four times, which the town did in...

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Blind Bat Brewery owner sues over property lease

Paul Dlugokencky, owner of the Blind Bat Brewery,

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The owner of Blind Bat Brewery has sued a Northport property owner for $5,216 in damages after a lease agreement to move the Centerport craft brewer failed. 

Paul Dlugokencky, who runs the brewery out of his Centerport garage, was negotiating a lease for several months with Lee Holcomb, who owns the property at 19 Scudder Ave. The Northport zoning board in April approved a craft brewery...

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LI's Joe Taglic falls in 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament

Valley Stream's Joe Taglic, 17, is competing in

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Valley Stream’s Joe Taglic is out of the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament, falling in a semifinal episode that aired Tuesday night.

But all is not lost. The 17-year-old will take a $10,000 prize for making the semifinal round to his next academic stop, MIT.

Taglic, a recent graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan, advanced to the semifinals on the episode that aired Friday. He finished...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Suffolk Legislature is holding a public hearing

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The live Long Island Now post has wrapped for Tuesday, July 29, 2014, but here's a look at some of the top stories Newsday has been covering throughout the day.

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HAPPENING TUESDAY

NICOTINE, GAS PRICES, DUNES. The Suffolk Legislature...

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Roundup: Deal allows hospital to use town parking, boat slips available in Islip

A rendering of what the expansion of Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Deal allows hospital to use town parking

The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.

“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 28, 2014

We've wrapped up today's live Long Island Now post, but here's a roundup of the top local stories for Monday, July 28, 2014.

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TRAFFIC

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash on the eastbound side between Exit 19 (Peninsula Boulevard) and Exit 20 (Grand...

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