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Roundup: Bulkhead's rebuild gets $2.3M in bonds

The Huntington Town Board has authorized a $2.3 million bond for the emergency reconstruction of the Halesite Bulkhead.

The bulkhead was damaged in the record Aug. 13 rainfall.

It was already slated for repair next year, but the storm created sinkholes across the North Shore and made the Halesite spot too vulnerable to wait.

“It started to give,” Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Suffolk County police released a surveillance image of

(Credit: SCPD)

Good morning, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now live post for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island Thursday. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic, weather alerts and train delays.

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Brookhaven IDA OKs $16M tax break for Ronkonkoma Hub plan

A rendering of proposed new buildings on Main

(Credit: Town of Brookhaven, Tritec Real Estate)

The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency has approved a $16 million tax cut package for the Ronkonkoma Hub retail and residential project.

The package -- including exemptions from sales and use taxes on purchases of construction equipment and building material -- was approved unanimously during an IDA board meeting Wednesday.

The IDA board also approved plans allowing developer...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for a male

(Credit: SCPD)

Good afternoon, Long Island. 

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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WANTEDSuffolk County police are looking for a male suspect who broke into a Deer Park Chinese restaurant and took...

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Roundup: Road repaving cost divvied up with town

Patchogue Village and the Town of Brookhaven have agreed to split the cost of a road repaving project, officials said.

The municipalities shared the $270,000 cost of resurfacing Bay Avenue, which runs from Montauk Highway south to the Great South Bay. About half of the mile-long road is in the village, and half is in the town, Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri said.

Pontieri said the road...

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Dog's death inspires Massapequa boy to create charity

Sean Posner in 2005 with his dog Moose,

(Credit: Melanie Posner)

When Sean Posner’s 7-year-old dog, Moose, was put to sleep in October 2011 after suffering from bone cancer, the Massapequa boy decided to honor his furry friend by giving back in his honor.

“I loved this dog,” Sean said. “We were very close.”

So Sean, then 11, gathered Moose’s toys and blankets, and encouraged his friends and family to bring new or gently used pet supplies to the big...

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Hauppauge gay-straight club's rainbow in homecoming rain

Rain does not hinder Hauppauge High School sophomore

(Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein)

Amid the rain that left several club tables empty during homecoming activities at Hauppauge High School on Saturday was a lone student with a cause.

Rebecca Simon, 15, braved the downpour while representing the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance.

“This is something I care about so deeply because I can’t stand people’s rights being stripped just because of something about who they are,” the...

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LI woman dips into college fund to spread cheer to ill children

Ashley Wade with 5-year-old cancer survivor Nicolas Colucci,

Ashley Wade was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease during her senior year at Portledge School in Locust Valley, and spent the last month of 2011 fighting the ailment at Winthrop-University Hospital, unable to get out of bed.

At the height of the holiday season, Wade, who was 17 at the time, received a gingerbread house as a gift from an unknown hospital donor. It was a surprise that changed her...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Islanders.

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT 

SOUTHERN STATE PARKWAY. The two westbound lanes at Exit 15 that were closed...

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New York Mets play wheelchair baseball at Henry Viscardi School

From left, New York Mets players Daniel Murphy,

(Credit: Tara Conry)

The New York Mets were a bit out of their league Monday afternoon.

Mets infielder Daniel Murphy, pitcher Dillon Gee and Lucas Duda, an outfielder and first baseman, visited the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson to play a game of baseball — wheelchair baseball — against students who have physical disabilities.

“It’s tough,” Gee said of maneuvering his wheelchair while pitching, hitting...

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