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Roundup: Oyster Bay may borrow $30M for July costs

Oyster Bay plans to borrow $30 million to

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Oyster Bay plans to borrow $30 million Wednesday to address cash flow problems.

The town would not have enough money in its general fund or highway fund to pay employees in July if it didn’t borrow the money, according to cash projections in a town securities prospectus.

The securities, called Revenue Anticipation Notes and Tax Anticipation notes, are short-term borrowings that the town...

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Islip supervisor Tom Croci set to return on Wednesday

Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci, left, greets American

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State Sen. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) will be among the welcoming crowd greeting returning Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci at his welcome-home party Wednesday at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Croci is returning from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan, where he served as U.S. Navy commander.

Zeldin plans to present Croci with a New York State Liberty Medal upon state Senate approval.


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Suffolk County Community College accreditation reaffirmed

Suffolk County Community College president Shaun McKay on

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The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed the accreditation of Suffolk County Community College and removed it from its warning list.

Without accreditation, the college would not be eligible for federal aid, like Pell grants and Stafford loans.

The accreditation of the state's largest two-year college was officially renewed in a letter last week after school officials...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Two baby bald eagles, rare to Long Island,

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Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, July 1, 2014. 

Today's live coverage has concluded, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following, and a few meetings Newsday reporters will be covering Tuesday night.

Scroll down to see a daily roundup of tweets and Instagram updates from Newsday and its reporters, editors and photographers.


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Roundup: Port Washington gets $25G grant to prevent substance abuse, bullying

Port Washington School District programs aimed at preventing

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Port Washington School District programs aimed at preventing substance abuse and bullying have received $25,000 in state funding to support programs that the district’s Safety & Substance Abuse Task Force offers.

“Substance abuse and bullying are two of the most dangerous challenges students face in their teenage years,” State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), who secured the funding, said...

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Contract to resurface Babylon Village tennis courts delayed

The awarding of a contract to resurface the

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Award of a contract to resurface the Babylon Village tennis courts has been postponed because not enough bids were received, Mayor Ralph Scordino said.

A second round of bidding is underway and will close this Thursday.

“A lot of people were very busy and were interested in bidding, but had other commitments” during the first bid period, Scordino said.

The roughly $100,000 project...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, June 30, 2014

Kiarra King, 15, of Medford, has been missing


A 15-year-old Medford girl has been missing from her home since Friday afternoon, according to Suffolk County Police.

Kiarra King (pictured above) was last seen on June 27 at about 1 p.m. at her home on Maple Lane, police said. She was wearing a sleeveless denim jacket with a black hood, a light blue shirt, black shorts with a white stripe, and a black-and-gold...

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Plainview-Old Bethpage High School graduation includes 9 sets of twins

From left, Rahul Chabria, Trisha Chabria, Justin Pinsky,

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Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School principal James Murray rattled off a list of statistics Sunday about the Class of 2014 while speaking at the school’s commencement.

He said the graduates included 13 Academic Excellence Award recipients, 15 National Merit scholars, four Siemens semifinalists, and one semifinalist from the Intel Science Talent Search.

And then there was...

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Melville Fire Department gets grant for equipment

The Melville Fire Department, seen here responding to

(Credit: Paul Mazza)


Fire department gets grant for equipment

The Melville Fire Department recently received a $24,863 federal grant to purchase 10 sets of firefighting personal protective equipment. The items can include helmet, boots, gloves, pants, hood, and coat.

The money comes from micro-grants from the federal government through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, according...

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'Frozen' showing scheduled in North Hempstead

The Town of North Hempstead has announced the

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The Town of North Hempstead has announced the schedule for its free summer film series, and one movie will be screened drive-in style.

Films will be shown July 13 and 29 and on Aug. 15 and 23 at parks throughout town.

“With summer upon us, the Town of North Hempstead invites residents from all over the town to join us for our free summer movie series,” said Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth....

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