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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Monday, May 5, 2014

Community journalist Brittany Wait kicks off her five-day

Community journalist Brittany Wait kicks off her five-day coverage in Huntington Village on Monday, May 5, 2014 with a tour of the downtown area. (Credit: Alexi Knock)

Happy Cinco de Mayo and welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Monday, May 5, 2014.

This is your local source for the latest news, traffic and weather.

We've wrapped up the live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of some of the top local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to view social media updates from Newsday and its staff.

(Mobile users: Access social media updates via the link above.)

TOWN FOCUS IN HUNTINGTON.  Community journalist Brittany Wait started her five-day Town Focus series in Huntington Village. She's meeting with Robert  Kissam, a direct descendant of the family that once lived in the historic Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House, built in 1795 and noted for its architectural detail.

This morning, she got a guided tour of the downtown area from Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and posted Instagrams along with way. She even discovered that one New York Yankees living legend will be in Huntington this Tuesday. Retired Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera will be distributing autographed copies of his book at Book Revue.  (Scroll down to see her social media updates or use the link above for mobile readers.)

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

SUNRISE HIGHWAY: Road work begins Monday on parts of Sunrise Highway in Freeport, Rockville Centre, Lynbrook and other areas within the Town of Hempstead. Details here: nwsdy.li/1kKZVKw

WEATHER

Today will be partly cloudy and breezy with a high of 63 degrees. The low tonight will be around 45. Tomorrow's weather will be equally nice. It will be sunny and in the mid-60s.

Tags: Towns , Nassau , Suffolk , Long Island , LIRR

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