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Welcome to the live Long Island Now post for Monday, July 14, 2014, your source for the latest local breaking news, traffic and transit alerts and more.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
LIE. A two-car crash is blocking the...Read more »
The Town of Brookhaven might get its first distillery. The town board is expected to hold a public hearing next month on a plan to build a vodka distillery at a Manorville corn and potato farm, town officials said Thursday during a work session. The distillery, which also would brew hard cider, would be built on 2.8 acres owned by the Ringhoff family at County Road 51 and an off-ramp...Read more »
She did it.
Eva Casale barrelled down School Street in Glen Cove Sunday afternoon, leading a pack of other runners toward a crowd of fans who were shaking cowbells and chanting her name.
As she crossed a finish line marked off by chalk and an archway of purple-and-white balloons, the 49-year-old Glen Cove resident threw up her arms to celebrate. She had just finished her seventh and...Read more »
It’s time to decide the final four contestants in Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament.
Round 4 is underway, and just eight of the contest’s original 64 iconic local foods, celebrities, attractions and activities picked are still in the running to the claim the title.
In the final celebrity matchup, Billy Crystal is learning what other celebs have already figured out: It’s no...Read more »
Brian Cutaia and Robert Walter were having drinks at Five Points Cafe in Sayville on July 5, 2013, when Walter posed a challenge: to visit and have a drink at 1,000 bars in one year.
"Idiot," was Cutaia's response.
One year, an estimated $20,000 and one hospital visit later, the Islip Terrace friends and fellow East Islip High School graduates have reached their goal and now hope to...Read more »
Well, that's about it for this Friday, July 11. As we all wait and see how if a strike by Long Island Rail Road workers will take place July 20, make sure to take advantage of the rails this weekend if you're headed out east.
The forecast calls for high temperatures near 80, with sunny skies on Saturday and overcast with a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday.
Have a great weekend,...Read more »
Nassau and Suffolk counties will share $6.67 million in federal and state homeland security grants, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week.
“From September 11th to Superstorm Sandy, our first responders and local law enforcement agencies have been essential to protecting New Yorkers and keeping our communities safe,” Cuomo said in a news release Wednesday. “These grants are vital...Read more »
It looked like a finish line, but it wasn’t. Hundreds of people lined Bayway Avenue in Bay Shore Thursday night, clapping, cheering and saying thank you as Glen Cove’s Eva Casale ran by with a pack of about 50 other runners.
But as the group approached an archway of balloons that stretched across the street, they didn’t sprint through. Instead, they slowed down to a walk and then, stopped...Read more »
The Nissequogue Village government website was hacked for the second time on Tuesday to display a message addressed to the federal government, village officials said Thursday.
Treasurer Pat Mulderig said the site was hacked in April and she noticed the issue again about 9 a.m. Tuesday, when the nissequogue.gov site, which usually displays a blue “Village of Nissequogue New York” photo banner...Read more »
Are you a Long Island Rail Road commuter?
Newsday wants to know more about your story.
We are looking for commuters who are willing to share their experiences if the railroad goes on strike. Will you drive to the city? Is a bus into an outer borough an option?
Please fill out the form below and someone from Newsday could be in touch. Mobile users, please use the link after the...Read more »