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Village of Patchogue to discuss animal waste code

A kiosk on Main Street in Patchogue provides

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The Patchogue Village board of trustees has set a public hearing to make changes to its animals code, ensuring that animal waste will not reach sewers.

Village trustee Thomas Ferb said there have not been reports of residents disposing of animal waste in the municipal sewer system, but the state Environmental Protection Agency recommended amendments to the code. The board voted, 6-0, to hold...

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Demolition plan hearing delayed for village theater

Village Hall of Great Neck Estates in the

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A much-delayed public hearing on a controversial plan to demolish the historic First Playhouse Theater in Great Neck Estates to build an apartment building has been postponed indefinitely after the mayor said many questions about the proposal remain unanswered.

After learning a complete plan was still not ready for review during Monday night’s board meeting, an angry Mayor David A. Fox told...

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Candid photos of celebrities filming in LI communities

Actor James Franco poses with fans outside East

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It's never dull when a celebrity like Tina Fey, James Franco, Jodie Foster or Liv Tyler comes to a Long Island community to film a TV show or movie.

Onlookers often get only a glimpse of their favorite star. Sometimes they may sneak into a cellphone photo with some other lucky fans.

Then again, they just might show up at your house and stay for a few hours.

We've seen it all in...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Sheila Gilman, 76, is a Bristal of North

Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

We're winding down for the day, but here are a few things to keep an eye on.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to access social media posts.)

SILENT AUCTION TO BEFEFIT SENIORS

Hofstra University will host an art show and silent auction featuring artwork created...

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Scouts honor 9/11 victims with 2,977-flag tribute

American flags -- 2,977 of them -- have

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From atop the platform at the Massapequa Park train station, commuters can take in a breathtaking sight this week, a stark visual reminder of the many lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

American flags -- 2,977 of them -- have been carefully “planted” on the lawn outside Massapequa Park Village Hall, each symbolizing one of the victims killed on 9/11. Five larger flags in the center represent five...

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Islip Town to vote on several spending items

Islip Town board members are to vote on

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Islip Town board members are to vote on several spending items at their meeting Tuesday, including a bond resolution for capital improvements worth $7.44 million.

More than a dozen categories are listed, including $1.375 million for facility improvements, $1 million for golf course repairs, $800,000 for road paving, $250,000 for sidewalks, $130,000 for mail room equipment, $60,000 for tree...

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Roundup: Calabro Airport lighting work set for next month

Brookhaven officials plan to replace a rotating light

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BROOKHAVENAirport lighting work set for next month

Brookhaven officials plan to replace a rotating light beacon and other navigation equipment at the town-owned Calabro Airport in Shirley.

Work is expected to begin next month to remove the existing beacon and install a new one, town officials said. The town also plans to replace other navigation aids such as runway end identifier lights,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police

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Welcome to the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Monday's live coverage.

To view a daily roundup of Twitter updates from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down.

(Mobile readers: View social media posts via the link above.)

CRIME STOPPER ALERT

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police Fourth Precinct are seeking the public’s...

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New owner of Massapequa Perk keeps Lucky’s legacy alive

An exterior image in 2011 of Massapequa Perk,

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The new owner of Massapequa Perk Coffee House in Massapequa Park doesn’t plan to make big changes to the business he acquired last week.

“It’s a great little shop,” said Pete Mangouranes, who along with his partners, Veronica Carratelli and Lorenzo Pugliano, officially took over the Front Street store on Sept. 1. “It’s thriving.”

For Mangouranes, 39, of Massapequa Park, the purchase...

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Town Focus: A week in the Massapequas

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?

They've all called the Massapequas home.

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.

She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...

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