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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Monday, April 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing nearly

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing nearly 6,000 Long Island Rail Road workers were to lay out final offers on Monday, April 21, 2014 in a four-year-long contract dispute.

Welcome to Monday and Newsday's Long Island Now live post for April 21, 2014.

Public and private schools across Long Island and New York City are closed for spring recess, making for lighter traffic.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but this post contains a roundup of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

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NEWS ROUNDUP

WATER MAIN BREAK. A water main break on Brilner Drive in Smithtown is affecting about 16 homes, according to the Suffolk County Water Authority. Customers in this area may experience low water pressure, no water service or discolored water as a crew makes repairs.

LIRR UNION, MTA TALKS RESUME. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the unions representing nearly 6,000 Long Island Rail Road workers resumed talks, laying out their final offers in a four-year-long contract dispute. The White House-appointed Presidential Emergency Board No. 245 convened in Manhattan this afternoon to hear from LIRR labor leaders and MTA negotiators. Look for a follow-up report on Newsday.com.

BUDGET SESSION. Amityville Village trustees held a budget work session at 8:15 a.m. in Village Hall, 21 Ireland Place. Look for Nicholas Spangler’s coverage on Newsday.com.

BOSTON MARATHON.  For the first time in 29 years, an American won the Boston Marathon. The race got under way this morning after runners and spectators observed a moment of silence to remember the victims of last year's bombings. Get updates from Newsday's Kevin Deutsch, the Boston Athletic Association, and runners and spectators here: nwsdy.li/1mvV9nt

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

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WEATHER

Long Islanders enjoyed clear skies and temperatures that reached the high 50s throughout the morning and afternoon, but clouds are expected to roll in this evening. The low tonight will be 43 degrees. Tuesday's forecast calls for rain.

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