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Stories to follow: Freight locomotive derails
A derailment of a New York & Atlantic Railway freight locomotive in Wyandanch temporarily suspensed service early Friday on the Long Island Rail Road's Ronkonkoma Branch, officials said. Morning rush-hour service was not affected, however, by the accident despite initial concerns it might be, LIRR spokesman Aaron Donovan said. -- John Valenti
Town board: The Shelter Island Town Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Town Hall (38 N. Ferry Rd.). The public is invited. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.
Zoning workshop: Riverhead Town officials will hold a two-hour workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (1488 N. Country Rd., Wading River) to give homeowners a chance to talk with a town consultant reviewing zoning in the hamlet. Residents have expressed concerns about the many new commercial projects proposed for the area. Follow Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.
Hale Smith Day: The Village of Freeport will celebrate its annual Hale Smith Day Sunday at 1 p.m. at the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation (228 S. Ocean Ave). Events include a concert and an art opening featuring works from young black artists from Nassau Community College and south Nassau high school arts programs. Check Patrick Whittle’s Twitter updates @pxwhittle.