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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Friday, April 25, 2014

Thanks for visiting the LI Now Live blog post for Friday, April 25, 2014.

We're shutting it down for the day and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Here are the latest happenings on Long Island.

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Several additional Long Island roads were experiencing lane closures Friday due to construction. For more updates visit the Newsday Transit and Traffic page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.


Friday night will be overcast with a 60 percent chance of rain and a low of 43. Winds will come from the South at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Rainfall amounts near half an inch are possible.

Saturday will start overcast, then become partly cloudy when a 30 percent chance of rain. The high will be 61, with winds coming from the west/northwest at 10 to 20 mph.


CAPITAL PLAN: The town board plans to hold a work session at 10 a.m. Monday at town hall to discuss the 2014-15 capital plan. Follow Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates at @eidztowns.

BOARD MEETING: The Amityville village board is scheduled to meet at 8 p.m. Monday. The owner of Toomey’s Tavern is expected to attend, and the board may take action on his request for renewal of a cabaret license. Check Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates @spanglernewsday.

The Hempstead Town Board will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall. The board will hold two public hearings to consider granting landmark status for the former site of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s childhood home in Westbury and a historic African-American cemetery in Wantagh. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.




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