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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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JFK Bellmore holds simultaneous reunions in Lido Beach and Florida

Alumni of the Bellmore-Merrick Central school district held

(Credit: Courtesy of Ron Steiger)

When alumni of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore began planning their latest reunion, they realized that former students from other high schools in their district -- and even those who have since moved to a warmer climate -- wanted to participate.

So JFK Alumni Inc., the high school's alumni association, organized its first multi-high school, multi-graduating class, multi-state reunion...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

We've wrapped up Tuesday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, but Newsday will be covering these meetings Tuesday night.

COMING UP  

SMOKING BAN. Great Neck Village Tuesday will weigh extending a moratorium on permits for businesses that allow smoking on-site. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is at Village Hall. Follow reporter Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @Eidz-Towns.

FLOOD...

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Crowdfunding helps LI woman with high kidney transplant costs

From left, Claudia Bowers, 62, of Smithtown, will

(Credit: Erica Jackson)

In a video posted last week to YouTube, 8-year-old Shirley resident Karen Jackson and her brother, Cole, 5, can be seen making pleas on behalf of their grandma.

“Please help us get money, so my ‘Beba’ can get her kidney fixed,” says Cole, referring to his grandmother, Smithtown’s Claudia Bowers.

Bowers, 62, has been in renal failure since January 2013, and has been undergoing nine hours...

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Roundup: Two elected in sanitation district, Zoe location added to Superfund list

HEMPSTEAD TOWN

Two elected to sanitation district

Voters in the Town of Hempstead elected two candidates to the Sanitary District No. 2 in Baldwin, Roosevelt and South Hempstead.

Incumbent Brian F. O’Connor ran unopposed and was elected to a five-year term, garnering 843 votes during the July 31 election, according to the district.

Carl DeHaney was elected to a four-year...

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Merrick neighborhood watch group issues warning

A Merrick neighborhood watch group is warning residents about home burglaries in the area.

The North and Central Merrick group said burglars are posing as utility workers to distract residents while accomplices may ransack the home when residents are not paying attention.

Several cases have been reported in Nassau County in recent weeks where suspects have posed as National Grid inspectors...

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Islip Town Board to vote on dump testing, bonds

A Town of Islip tank truck sprays what

(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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

(Credit: Getty Images / Frederic J. Brown)

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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COMING UP MONDAY NIGHT

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

WEST BABYLON

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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