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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified

Welcome to the live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 29, 2014. This is your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, weather and more.

To see a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified male who...

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Roundup: Oyster Bay board adds $2.5M to Laser Industries deal

The Oyster Bay Town Board last week increased a contract with Laser Industries Inc. by $2.5 million.

The town originally awarded a one-year contract to the company for $2.5 million of general reconstruction services after a competitive bid in 2012, Deputy Town Supervisor Leonard Genova said. The contract included options to extend it by one year as many as four times, which the town did in...

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Blind Bat Brewery owner sues over property lease

Paul Dlugokencky, owner of the Blind Bat Brewery,

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The owner of Blind Bat Brewery has sued a Northport property owner for $5,216 in damages after a lease agreement to move the Centerport craft brewer failed. 

Paul Dlugokencky, who runs the brewery out of his Centerport garage, was negotiating a lease for several months with Lee Holcomb, who owns the property at 19 Scudder Ave. The Northport zoning board in April approved a craft brewery...

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LI's Joe Taglic falls in 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament

Valley Stream's Joe Taglic, 17, is competing in

(Credit: Jeopardy Productions Inc.)

Valley Stream’s Joe Taglic is out of the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament, falling in a semifinal episode that aired Tuesday night.

But all is not lost. The 17-year-old will take a $10,000 prize for making the semifinal round to his next academic stop, MIT.

Taglic, a recent graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan, advanced to the semifinals on the episode that aired Friday. He finished...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Suffolk Legislature is holding a public hearing

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The live Long Island Now post has wrapped for Tuesday, July 29, 2014, but here's a look at some of the top stories Newsday has been covering throughout the day.

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HAPPENING TUESDAY

NICOTINE, GAS PRICES, DUNES. The Suffolk Legislature...

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Roundup: Deal allows hospital to use town parking, boat slips available in Islip

A rendering of what the expansion of Huntington

HUNTINGTON

Deal allows hospital to use town parking

The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.

“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 28, 2014

We've wrapped up today's live Long Island Now post, but here's a roundup of the top local stories for Monday, July 28, 2014.

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TRAFFIC

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash on the eastbound side between Exit 19 (Peninsula Boulevard) and Exit 20 (Grand...

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Autistic Great Neck runner, Alex Schneider, closer to magazine cover

Alex Schneider, 22, of Great Neck, at the

(Credit: Picasa / Robyn Schneider)

Alex Schneider has pulled away from the pack.

The 24-year-old Great Neck resident who is competing for the cover of Runner’s World has earned a spot on the leader board.

Schneider is one of the roughly 1,700 runners vying to be on the cover of the national magazine’s December 2014 issue, and as of Monday morning, online voters had put him in the 15th place, with more than 1,800 votes. 

“It’s...

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Roundup: In Glen Cove, GOP outraises Dem political committee

GLEN COVE

GOP outraises Dem political committee

The Glen Cove Republican Committee raised $18,250 in the first half of the year, campaign finance filings show.

The Glen Cove Democratic Committee raised $200 during the same period, from Jan. 11 through July 11. Filings were due to the state Board of Elections on July 15. The Republican committee filed a week late because it was...

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Haven Avenue parking lot to close next weekend

The Haven Avenue commuter parking lot at the Port Washington station of the Long Island Rail Road will be closed next weekend.

The LIRR said the lot will be closed for 48 hours on Aug. 2 and 3, so crews can remove the Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass. That bridge was closed in April for safety reasons, officials have said, citing extensive corrosion.

LIRR officials said in a news release...

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