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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shop in Garden City. (Jan.

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Shop in Garden City. (Jan. 24, 2013) (Credit: Ian J. Stark)

Good afternoon, Long Islanders. Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Today's live coverage has concluded, but here's a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following. Scroll down to see updates from the Newsday team via Twitter and Instagram.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to access social media content.)

FREE HAAGEN-DAZS. Head to your nearest Haagen-Dazs shop today between 4 and 8 p.m. to receive a free one-scoop ice cream cone. The following Long Island stores are participating in Free Cone Day.

-- Great Neck, 85 Middle Neck Rd.

--Deer Park, 152 The Arches Circle (inside The Arches)

--Massapequa, 599 Sunrise Mall (inside Sunrise Mall)

--Bay Shore, 1701 Sunrise Hwy. (inside Westfield South Shore)

--Garden City, 630 Old Country Rd. (inside Roosevelt Field Mall)

--Cedarhurst, 116 Cedarhurst Ave.

TOWN BEACH PROJECTS. The Southampton Town Board met this afternoon. The board looked at beach nourishment projects in Sagaponack and Bridgehampton, and increasing fines for violators found guilty of harming beaches and waterways. Scroll down or use the mobile link above to view Twitter updates from the meeting provided by Newsday's Will James.

LI TEACHER ON 'LIVE.' ABC's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" welcomed Great Neck South High School teacher John Motchkavitz on today's show. Motchkavitz is a finalist in LIVE's 2014 Top Teacher Contest. Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan presented Motchkavitz with a trophy on air, but also surprised him with a weeklong cruise to Alaska, and for his school, 30 Dell Latitude tablets. Voting for the final round of the contest will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday and close at 3 p.m. Monday. More on this: nwsdy.li/1jjRIsO

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

For the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.

LIRR Customers in Wyandanch should be advised that parking is no longer permitted in part of the North 10th Street lot due to construction.

WEATHER

Tonigth will be overcast with a 20 to 30 percent chance of rain. The low will be 52 degrees.

COMING UP TONIGHT

TOBACCO, E-CIGARETTES. The Glen Cove City Council meets tonight at 7:30 at City Hall. On the agenda is legislation to regulate e-cigarettes and restrict tobacco advertising near schools. Check reporter Ted Phillips’ Twitter updates: @tedephillips.

Tags: Towns , Long Island , LIRR , schools , traffic , weather , Nassau , Suffolk

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