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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Tuesday's live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following.

Scroll down to see Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its staff including the latest from transportation reporter Alfonso Castillo, who is following the developments...

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Dogs still up for adoption after being rescued from Brookhaven home

Most of the 30 Papillon dogs handed over to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter last month have been adopted, Brookhaven officials said.

The dogs, which were available for free adoption until June 30, were signed over to the shelter after a Brookhaven homeowner’s house was condemned last month, town officials said.

The dogs were examined by a veterinarian and declared healthy. The adoption...

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New Hyde Park's Dublin Pub still without a buyer

The Dublin Pub, at 2002 Jericho Turnpike in

(Credit: Joel Cairo)

NEW HYDE PARK

Closed pub's auction fails to land buyer

The closed Dublin Pub is without a buyer, a year since the ex-rocker haunt was to be sold at auction.

Misha Haghani, a real estate attorney and principal of Paramount Realty USA, which handled the auction, said there was no change in the closed New Hyde Park pub’s status.

“We’ve received a few higher offers; a couple...

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Port Jefferson Village Hall to get new AC system

The Port Jefferson Village Board has unanimously approved

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

The Port Jefferson Village Board, voting in a sweltering Village Hall meeting room, has unanimously approved a $99,400 plan to replace the building’s faulty air-conditioning system.

The village board met Wednesday to discuss budget issues as two fans strained to cool the second-floor meeting room, which also serves as the village’s justice court.

Board members said the system, installed...

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Vote on Top 16 in Newsday’s 'That’s SO LI' tournament

We?re in Round 4 of our ?That?s SO

We’re in Round 3 of our “That’s SO Long Island” tournament, and the competition is getting fierce as the field has narrowed from 64 contestants to the Top 16.

The Long Island Ducks baseball team is pitched in a tight challenge with Long Island's wine country, with the East End destination ahead of the highly popular independent league team by less than 200 votes.

Meanwhile, in a food...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 7, 2014

The statue shows a half-naked woman with an

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Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Monday, July 7, 2014.

The live coverage has concluded, but Newsday will be covering the following meeting tonight. Below, you will also find a rundown of some of the stories we've been following today including a fatal plane crash.

To see the latest Twitter and Instagram updates from the Newsday team, scroll down.

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New Poquott Village Board to be sworn in Monday

A new Poquott Village Board majority will be sworn in Monday before the board’s annual organizational meeting.

Incoming Mayor Dolores Parrish and new trustees John Pesek and Edward Schmidt are scheduled to take the oaths of office during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony in a park outside Village Hall, 45 Birchwood Ave.

The new board members will join holdover trustees Carol Lane and Kathleen Matthews...

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Wi-Fi installed on Long Beach boardwalk

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Cablevision has launched Optimum Wi-Fi for customers along the 2.2-mile Long Beach boardwalk.

The company installed 60 Internet hot spots running along the beach, available for Optimum customers to connect on cellphones, laptops and tablets.

The boardwalk was rebuilt and reopened last year after it was destroyed by superstorm Sandy. The boardwalk’s Wi-Fi comes in addition to 350 hot...

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North Babylon school district’s credit rating affirmed

Moody?s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District?s

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s credit rating, citing the district’s strong finances.

The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday.

It also affirmed the same rating for $33.6 million of the district’s previously issued debt.

Moody’s said the moves reflected...

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What defines Long Island? Cast your vote in Newsday's tournament

Newsday is pitting 64 local foods, attractions, celebrities

The second round of Newsday's "That's SO Long Island" competition concludes at 5 p.m. today, so before we crown our final 16, jump in and vote.

Funny men Billy Crystal, of Long Beach, and Jerry Seinfeld, a Massapequa High School graduate, are locked in a close battle, with less than 100 votes separating the comedians.

Barring a miraculous comeback, wrestling hero Mick Foley and "Frozen"...

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