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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Good morning, Long Island.

Welcome to the live LI Now morning traffic and weather post for Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. 

We're winding down for the morning, but we'll be back in the afternoon with your updated traffic and weather reports.

Here are some ongoing traffic updates: 


ROSLYN: There is construction on Route 25A in both directions between...

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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Islanders.

This is the live Long Island Now afternoon traffic post for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.

We're winding down for the day, but check back with us Wednesday morning for more traffic and weather coverage. 

Here's a look at what happened Tuesday afternoon: 


HAUPPAUGE: Accident on the LIE eastbound at Motor Parkway. 


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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Good morning, Long Islanders.

Welcome to the live Long Island Now traffic post for Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

We have completed our morning look at traffic, and will return Tuesday morning to help navigate you through the crowded roads of Long Island.


LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY. The eastbound shoulder is blocked between Exit 46 (Sunnyside Boulevard) and...

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Oceanside homecoming has a cheerleading twist

Kristen Pizzuto, 17, and Kash Calderon, 17, Oceanside

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

When Kash Calderon found out he was Oceanside High School’s new homecoming king, he did a somersault in front of the school and high-fived his teammates — on the varsity cheerleading team.

Along with holding the title of homecoming king, Calderon, 17, is the only male cheerleader at Oceanside High School since 2004.

“As a senior, I wanted to do something different and something that...

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Long Island's history, in relics

The book cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The

A piece of wood from the Long Beach boardwalk.

A cannon from 1812.

The cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

A lunar module toy.

Those four items are among the 19 relics we've selected to start telling the story of Long Island's history.

The list will continue to grow, and we would like your input.

If you'd like to recommend an artifact, let us...

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Vacant Amityville building faces demolition over taxes

Amityville Village Trustee Nick LaLota, shown here on

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

Amityville trustees are moving to secure and possibly demolish an unsafe, abandoned building at 21 DeForest St.

A 5-0 vote Monday night authorized village workers to fence off the building. A decision on demolition will be made after an Oct. 27 hearing.

Workers who visited the building found holes in the roof, broken walls and debris outside. Inside, they found a 55-gallon drum, contents...

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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Good morning, Long Island, and welcome to the early edition of LI Now, your guide to the roads, rails and more. 

We're winding down our morning coverage, but we'll be back Friday afternoon for all your rush hour updates on this holiday weekend.

Take a look at Friday morning's traffic and weather updates below:


Traffic is mostly light around Long Island....

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‘Overdue’ athletic hall of fame debuts at Northport homecoming

The Northport High School Tigers football team sprint

(Credit: John Friia)

The roar of Tigers' pride echoed throughout Northport last Saturday, with residents cheering on their team during its homecoming football game against Walt Whitman.

But this day was as much about honoring the past as celebrating the present.

Before kickoff, the Northport High athletic department recognized the school’s inaugural hall of fame class of 12 individuals, one family and one...

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LI Now afternoon updates for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island, and welcome to the afternoon edition of LI Now, your guide to the roads, rails and more. 

We have completed live updates for the day. We will be back Friday morning.

In the meantime, take a look at a few news and weather updates below.


Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying whoever shot out plate glass...

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LI Now traffic updates for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. This is the live Long Island Now afternoon traffic post for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

Let's take a look at local roads and rails right now.


SOUTHERN STATE: Traffic is heavy eastbound from Malverne all the way to Wantagh Parkway.

LIE: It's heavy in Nassau County and through Melville eastbound. It breaks up before Deer Park...

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