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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Huntington Town Board will hold a public

The Huntington Town Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 to consider creating a registry of homes vacant more than 120 days. (Credit: Alexi Knock)

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, May 6, 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: DAY 2 IN HUNTINGTON

Community journalist Brittany Wait is spending the week in Huntington as part of Newsday's Town Focus series.

On her second day, she'll be stopping in local businesses with Bob Hirschfeld, of the Huntington Business Improvement District, visiting Heckscher Park and attending a book-signing with Yankees legend Mariano Rivera at the Book Revue.

Be sure to follow her Twitter updates below and on Instagram and Twitter (@brittanyhwait) throughout the day.

WEATHER

Today will be overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a high of 66 degrees and a low of 45. Tomorrow will also be mostly sunny with a high in the low 60s. The next chance for rain isn't until Thursday.

COMING UP

GROCERY CARTS: The Islandia Village Board tonight will discuss adopting a law requiring local supermarkets to keep shopping carts on their property. The meeting at Village Hall, 1100 Old Nichols Rd., starts at 7:30 p.m. Check Sophia Chang’s Twitter updates @schangnewsday.

Tags: Towns , Nassau , Suffolk , Long Island , LIRR , Mariano Rivera , Huntington

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