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Erin Geismar

Erin Geismar is a community news editor for newsday.com. She was previously online community journalist, and prior to that was a reporter at The East Hampton Press. She is a graduate of Shoreham-Wading River High School and Ithaca College.

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Islip Town Board to vote on dump testing, bonds

A Town of Islip tank truck sprays what

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The Islip Town Board is scheduled to vote on several expenditures and hold four public hearings at its town board meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The board is to vote to pay Ronkonkoma-based Enviroscience Consultants Inc. $21,000 to conduct additional testing on materials at three town-owned properties at the Bay Shore Marina, the Police Athletic League fields on Clayton Street Park in Central...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

The Brookhaven Town Planning Board will vote during

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We've wrapped up the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, but here's a look at some of the day's top stories and a few meetings Newsday will be covering Monday night.

To view a daily round of Twitter updates from the Newsday team scroll down.

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WALMART VOTE. The Brookhaven...

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Olympic hopeful wins Long Beach volleyball tournament

Pro volleyball player Mark Burik, 28, of Glendale,

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Pro beach volleyball player Mark Burik has traveled the world competing and coaching, but on Sunday, the 28-year-old Olympic hopeful was back on familiar sand, playing in the Bethpage FCU Summer Breeze tournament in Long Beach.

“This is the beach where I learned on,” said Burik, who grew up in Glendale, Queens, and spent summers at his family’s home in Breezy Point. “These are the guys who...

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Roundup: Superfund site no longer a health threat, commission spots open


Superfund site no longer a health threat

A New York State Superfund site in West Babylon no longer presents a threat to public health or the environment, according to state environmental officials, who propose delisting it from a registry of hazardous waste sites.

Soil under the U.S. Electroplating Corp. plant, 100 Field St., in 1998 contained levels of cadmium and...

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Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing anniversaries to be marked by peace groups

Long Island peace groups will mark the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset.

The theme of the event is "It Is Time to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change and War," and is being organized by the Great Neck SANE / Peace Action group. The congregation is located at...

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Long Island family reunion celebrates 100 years in America

Four generations of the Barci family held a

(Credit: Meghan Fitzgerald)

One hundred years after the first member of the Barci family emigrated to America, four generations gathered to remember their Italian roots and learn more about their history.

On July 27, nearly 70 members of the extended Barci family attended a reunion at Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon. Older generations looked through family photos while younger folks crowded around picnic tables...

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Dog saved by Good Samaritan in Lawrence seeks home

Veterinarian Martin Zipkin, left, sits next to Adam

(Credit: Hewlett Animal Hospital)

There’s an oft-forgotten nugget in the Good Samaritan parable. The do-gooder didn’t just offer first aid and a ride to the beaten and robbed man left to die on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho.

On top of everything else, he helped pay for the man’s stay at an inn to recuperate.

Hewlett Harbor’s Adam Kopelman went to more than one extra mile in saving a pit bull terrier that had been...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified

Thank you for visiting the LI Now Live post for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

We're winding it down for the day and wishing everyone an amazing weekend. Here's a quick look and what's going on.

Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.


Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly stole $325 in energy drinks and ice from a...

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Roundup: Africa education benefit in Hauppauge

A gala benefit for education efforts in Africa hosted by a Huntington Station-based nonprofit is set for Saturday in Hauppauge.

H2 Empower’s “Global Education for Change” will take place at the Upsky Long Island Hotel at 110 Motor Pkwy. Spencer Ross, head of the International Trade Division of the Long Island Association, and Irving Toliver, member of the Huntington Rotary Club and former...

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Suffolk agrees to allow Greenport to lease dock, properties from MTA

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to allow Greenport Village to lease a commercial fishing dock and nearby properties directly from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and remove the county as a middleman in the deal.

Since 1981, the MTA leased the dock to the county, which subsequently subleased it to the village, according to county documents. The village has operated and...

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