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Walt Whitman site designated a ‘Literary Landmark’

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in

(Credit: Alessandra Malito)

The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station has been designated a “Literary Landmark” by the American Library Association’s United for Libraries division.

A dedication ceremony is planned at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd.

“We’re very honored and thankful to the library system; certainly we are an extension of what they do in their work...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. We've closed up the live post for the day, but here's a look at we've been covering Wednesday.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the latest on traffic, transit and weather alerts and breaking news. 

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TRAFFIC ADVISORYPLAINVIEW: An overturned vehicle is blocking on the Seaford-Oyster...

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Roundup: $4M in tax benefits OKd for proposed rental complex


$4M in tax benefits OKd for complex

The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency has approved about $4 million worth of tax benefits for a proposed apartment complex in Port Jefferson.

Developer Rail Realty LLC of Port Jefferson plans to erect a two-building, 74-unit rental apartment complex at the northeast and southeast corners of Texaco Avenue and Linden Place, near...

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Police seek public's help in finding missing forklift

Suffolk police are seeking the public's help in

Suffolk County police are asking for the public's help in finding one or more unidentified people who allegedly stole a gold and black Caterpillar forklift from the Bejay Auto Parts in Riverhead earlier this month.

A flatbed tow truck with a white cab was used to remove the forklift from the premises. 

The incident occurred on Aug. 11 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. 


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Nassau bus routes adjusted for school year

A new Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) bus is

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Nassau bus riders should see some schedule changes starting Sunday.

Nassau Inter-County Express officials said the changes are mostly “minor tweaks” to adjust to the fall school year, including the reinstatement of N6X college service between the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center and Nassau Community College/Hofstra University.

Other schedule changes are aimed at helping NICE riders...

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Ice Bucket Challenge brings out more than 500 in Mount Sinai

Participants form a human "ICE ALS" sign just

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

When ALS patient and Ride for Life founder Christopher Pendergast, of Miller Place, first found out about the ice bucket challenge, the phenomenon that has swept social media and raised millions to fight the disease, he not only wanted to get involved — he wanted to take it to new heights.

The result: More than 500 people came together at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai Tuesday night to participate...

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Long Beach lifeguards win back-to-back national championships

Long Beach lifeguards, from left, Tim Cabasino, James

Long Beach’s four-men competitive lifeguard team earned a first-place award for the second year straight at the National Lifeguard Championships earlier this month in Virginia Beach.

The quartet won the landline rescue relay race, the premiere event of the competition, which is hosted by the United States Lifesaving Association. Long Beach is the first team in 15 years to win back-to-back...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Suffolk Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the

(Credit: SCPD)

This is the live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, your source for local breaking news, traffic and transit alerts, weather updates and more.

We've wrapped Tuesday's live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To view the latest Twitter updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Careful demolition of La Grange Inn begins in West Islip

Demolition begins on the former site of the

(Credit: James Carbone)

The historic La Grange Inn in West Islip is in the first phase of a plan to carefully move the centuries-old building for a new drugstore.

Bulldozers have started tearing down the inn’s newer catering wings and rear addition, part of a compromise between drugstore company CVS and fans of the inn to restore the building and move it to a corner of its lot.

CVS filed an application in 2012...

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Roundup: Williston Day Street Fair set for Sept. 21

WILLISTON PARKStreet fair promises fun for the family

The Williston Day Street Fair, which organizers say will be an event for the whole family, will be held Sunday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. along a nearly two-mile stretch of Hillside Avenue from Willis Avenue east to the Long Island Rail Road.

“Everyone in the village comes out for this and it’s a good time for local business...

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