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Valley Stream’s Joe Taglic is out of the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament, falling in a semifinal episode that aired Tuesday night.
But all is not lost. The 17-year-old will take a $10,000 prize for making the semifinal round to his next academic stop, MIT.
Taglic, a recent graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan, advanced to the semifinals on the episode that aired Friday. He finished...Read more »
The live Long Island Now post has wrapped for Tuesday, July 29, 2014, but here's a look at some of the top stories Newsday has been covering throughout the day.
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NICOTINE, GAS PRICES, DUNES. The Suffolk Legislature...Read more »
Deal allows hospital to use town parking
The Huntington Town Board approved an agreement with Huntington Hospital-North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System to use a portion of the town’s parking facility at Mill Dam Park.
“The resolution is primarily aimed at providing a place for construction workers, as well as construction vehicles, to park during the hospital...Read more »
We've wrapped up today's live Long Island Now post, but here's a roundup of the top local stories for Monday, July 28, 2014.
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SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash on the eastbound side between Exit 19 (Peninsula Boulevard) and Exit 20 (Grand...Read more »
Alex Schneider has pulled away from the pack.
The 24-year-old Great Neck resident who is competing for the cover of Runner’s World has earned a spot on the leader board.
Schneider is one of the roughly 1,700 runners vying to be on the cover of the national magazine’s December 2014 issue, and as of Monday morning, online voters had put him in the 15th place, with more than 1,800 votes.
“It’s...Read more »
GOP outraises Dem political committee
The Glen Cove Republican Committee raised $18,250 in the first half of the year, campaign finance filings show.
The Glen Cove Democratic Committee raised $200 during the same period, from Jan. 11 through July 11. Filings were due to the state Board of Elections on July 15. The Republican committee filed a week late because it was...Read more »
The Haven Avenue commuter parking lot at the Port Washington station of the Long Island Rail Road will be closed next weekend.
The LIRR said the lot will be closed for 48 hours on Aug. 2 and 3, so crews can remove the Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass. That bridge was closed in April for safety reasons, officials have said, citing extensive corrosion.
LIRR officials said in a news release...Read more »
Valley Stream resident Joe Taglic advanced Friday night in the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament.
Taglic, 17, finished second in the episode that aired Friday, earning one of the wild card spots in the semifinals. His semifinal episode will air Tuesday at 7 p.m. on WABC-TV.
He has only been watching the show since last year, but is a longtime fan of trivia. He helped create the Quiz Bowl team...Read more »
We're wrapping up LI Now for Friday, July 25.
Looking at the weekend, Saturday is the better day weather-wise, with a forecast of clear skies and a high of about 80. Sunday, it'll again be around 80 but with a chance of thunderstorms.
For ideas of things to do indoors or out, be sure to visit exploreli.com.
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The East End’s land preservation funds continue to rake in money this year as a result of strong real estate sales.
The community preservation funds in the five eastern towns raised a combined $45.76 million in the first six months of 2014 -- about $2 million more than in the same period last year -- Assemb. Fred Thiele Jr. said.
Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who helped create the funds, said...Read more »