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Billy Joel, Billy Crystal battle in Round 4 of 'That's SO Long Island'

We’re in Round 4 of our “That’s SO

It’s time to decide the final four contestants in Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament.

Round 4 is underway, and just eight of the contest’s original 64 iconic local foods, celebrities, attractions and activities picked are still in the running to the claim the title.

In the final celebrity matchup, Billy Crystal is learning what other celebs have already figured out: It’s no...

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Islip Terrace friends seek Guinness record after drinking at 1,000 bars

Brian Cutaia, left, and Robert Walter of Islip

(Credit: Brian Cutaia/Robert Walter)

Brian Cutaia and Robert Walter were having drinks at Five Points Cafe in Sayville on July 5, 2013, when Walter posed a challenge: to visit and have a drink at 1,000 bars in one year.

"Idiot," was Cutaia's response.

One year, an estimated $20,000 and one hospital visit later, the Islip Terrace friends and fellow East Islip High School graduates have reached their goal and now hope to...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, July 11, 2014

Well, that's about it for this Friday, July 11. As we all wait and see how if a strike by Long Island Rail Road workers will take place July 20, make sure to take advantage of the rails this weekend if you're headed out east.

The forecast calls for high temperatures near 80, with sunny skies on Saturday and overcast with a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday. 

Have a great weekend,...

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Roundup: Counties get $6.6M in security grants

Nassau and Suffolk counties will share $6.67 million in federal and state homeland security grants, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week.

“From September 11th to Superstorm Sandy, our first responders and local law enforcement agencies have been essential to protecting New Yorkers and keeping our communities safe,” Cuomo said in a news release Wednesday. “These grants are vital...

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Eva Casale’s fourth marathon pays tribute to Bay Shore’s Rich Arcuri

Rich Arcuri, an Long Island contractor, died one

(Credit: Arcuri family)

It looked like a finish line, but it wasn’t. Hundreds of people lined Bayway Avenue in Bay Shore Thursday night, clapping, cheering and saying thank you as Glen Cove’s Eva Casale ran by with a pack of about 50 other runners.

But as the group approached an archway of balloons that stretched across the street, they didn’t sprint through. Instead, they slowed down to a walk and then, stopped...

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Nissequogue Village website hacked again

The Nissequogue Village homepage. The Nissequogue Village government

(Credit: Village of Nissequogue)

The Nissequogue Village government website was hacked for the second time on Tuesday to display a message addressed to the federal government, village officials said Thursday.

Treasurer Pat Mulderig said the site was hacked in April and she noticed the issue again about 9 a.m. Tuesday, when the nissequogue.gov site, which usually displays a blue “Village of Nissequogue New York” photo banner...

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LIRR commuters: Contribute to Newsday

Long Island Rail Road union workers and supporters

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Are you a Long Island Rail Road commuter?

Newsday wants to know more about your story.

We are looking for commuters who are willing to share their experiences if the railroad goes on strike. Will you drive to the city? Is a bus into an outer borough an option?

Please fill out the form below and someone from Newsday could be in touch. Mobile users, please use the link after the...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Thursday, July 10, 2014. We've wrapped the live coverage, but here's a rundown of some of the stories we have been following.

Scroll down to see a daily roundup of tweets and Instagram updates from Newsday, its reporters and fellow LIers.

(Mobile users can click the link above to access social media updates.)



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Glen Cove's Eva Casale completes third of seven marathons in 7 days for cancer research

Caroline Weaver, left, with Glen Cove's Eva Casale,

(Credit: Ryan Achatz. )

Glen Cove’s Eva Casale finished her third straight marathon of the week Wednesday night, but this time, she had a companion throughout the entire 26.2-mile course.

Dayna Schantz, 28, of Northport, didn’t intend on running a full marathon when she arrived at the Runner’s Edge store in Farmingdale, the start of Casale’s third run. She said she planned to keep Casale company for maybe the first...

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Showtime to film 'The Affair' at Lynbrook Westwood LIRR station

The Lynbrook Long Island Rail Road station is

(Credit: Fran Berkman)

A new Showtime series is scheduled to film in Lynbrook on July 26 from 2 to 8 p.m.

The on-location shoot will be at the Lynbrook Westwood LIRR train station, at Whitehall and Webster streets.

The 10-episode series, “The Affair,” is set to air in October, officials said.

There will be 80 production crew members and two cast members present Wednesday.

Lynbrook Mayor William...

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