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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., becomes emotional

(Credit: AP / Elise Amendola)

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. This is your source for breaking news, weather, traffic and transit delays, as well as social media updates from Newsday and staff in the field.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but Newsday reporters will be covering the following meetings tonight.

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ISLIP PLANNING BOARD. The...

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Roundup: New bond taken out for drainage work

Brookhaven Town has taken out an additional bond of $1.75 million to finance townwide flooding and drainage improvements, bringing the total cost of the project to $3.5 million.

The unanimous vote to increase the bond came at a town board meeting last month.

Board members originally passed a $1.8 million bond resolution in December to pay for the project, which includes controlling water...

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Derelict Lindenhurst building to be torn down today

The dilapidated building at 269 E. Montauk Highway

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The final piece of a longtime eyesore in Lindenhurst is being demolished today, according to Babylon Town officials.

The dilapidated building at 269 E. Montauk Hwy. is slated to be torn down nearly two decades after it was abandoned. The property, between Deauville Parkway and Venetian Boulevard, formerly housed a service station and was owned by Jericho Marine. A few years later, real estate...

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Students celebrate Earth Day's meaning with cleanup in Oakdale

Taking part in the Great American Cleanup movement,

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Sarah Owen put on her plastic gloves and grabbed a rake and trash bag before heading to the Locust Avenue Town Ballfield in Oakdale Tuesday to clean up litter.

“I can’t believe people would do this,” said Owen, 18, of East Northport, holding up Skittles and potato chip wrappers found on the field. “I love the environment. It’s our home and when I see cans and bottles on the ground, it makes...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature is holding a hearing

Good afternoon, Long Islanders, and Happy Earth Day.

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. We've wrapped today's live coverage, but Newsday reporters will be at the following meetings tonight.

COMING UP TONIGHT

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE. The Kings Park board of education meets at 7:30 p.m. to vote on authorization to adopt the $83,562,788...

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Toomey's Tavern owner to meet with Amityville officials over noise, parking issues

The owner of a popular waterfront bar in Amityville is scheduled to meet Tuesday with village officials in a bid to resolve noise and parking issues before the start of the summer season.

Some neighbors of Toomey’s Tavern, 251 South Ketcham Ave., have complained about weekend shows during the summer that attract large crowds. The amplified music carries across the water and revelers occasionally...

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Roundup: County to consider land buy in Selden; Farmingdale credit rating upgraded

A Suffolk County legislative committee has agreed to

(Credit: J.C. Cherubini)

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County considering Selden land buy

The Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday will consider purchasing almost 16 acres from the Middle Country School District that would be added to a large recreational park in Selden.

A legislative committee agreed Monday to use drinking water protection funds for the $1.26 million purchase of land behind Hawkins Path Elementary School.

The...

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Glen Cove Roundup: Waterfront redevelopment considered

Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, shown on Nov.

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Glen Cove officials are considering a property with a defunct incinerator and waste transfer station for future waterfront development.

The City Council plans to vote Tuesday night on a crucial step toward possible redevelopment, awarding a contract to move an electrical system at the site on Morris Avenue and decommission the incinerator.

“It’s just a dilapidated parcel that we should...

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Amityville budget tentatively approved, tax levy increase included

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

Amityville trustees Monday tentatively approved a roughly $15 million budget with a property tax levy increase of 2.47 percent.

The draft budget maintains funding for two new police hires and a pension-like program for volunteer firefighters. It also funds a part-time fire marshal position and increases the amount the village will set aside for tax certiorari cases.

Mayor James Wandell...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Monday, April 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing nearly

Welcome to Monday and Newsday's Long Island Now live post for April 21, 2014.

Public and private schools across Long Island and New York City are closed for spring recess, making for lighter traffic.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but this post contains a roundup of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to see social media posts from...

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