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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nassau County police released a surveillance image of

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Thanks for visiting our Long Island live blog.

We're winding it down for the day, but here are a couple of things to keep an eye on.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to access social media updates.)


Nassau County police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly stole about $50 in merchandise from a Walmart in Uniondale. The crime occurred at around 12 p.m....

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Roundup: PSEG representative to attend civic group event

A representative of PSEG Long Island is scheduled to discuss the power company’s community outreach programs Monday at a meeting of the Coram Civic Association.

The civic group plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Coram Fire Department, 303 Middle Country Rd.

The 20-minute discussion is expected to introduce residents to PSEG Long Island, which manages the Island’s electrical grid under...

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Volunteers patrol to report illegal parking in Huntington

Downtown Huntington is pictured in an undated file

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Motorists in Huntington thinking about parking in a handicapped zone without a placard, or in a fire zone at all, think again.

The Town of Huntington has a group of volunteers who patrol area parking lots in search of drivers who park illegally. They photograph the violators and mail the evidence to town’s public safety department, which investigates. If town records do not turn up a permit...

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Quiz: Real names of Long Island celebrities

Among our more famous locals, actress Natalie Portman

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Long Islanders are extremely proud of their homegrown stars.

But is there any chance you shared a third-grade classroom or a summer lifeguard assignment with someone who found fame, and you don't even know it?

It's possible, considering that many haven't taken their given names into their careers.

Click on the link above to take a quiz and see if you can figure out what their birth...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Suffolk County police are seeking three individuals in

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Thank you for visiting the LI Now live blog post for July 23, 2014.We're winding down the blog for today, but please check back in tomorrow. Until then, here are a few things to keep an eye on.Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.WANTED

Suffolk County police are seeking two women and one man for the alleged theft of $5,000 worth of jewelry from a Pandora store...

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Long Islander, 101, to be honored for volunteer service at weather agency open house

Richard Hendrickson, 101, demonstrates how he collects temperature

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Weather enthusiasts are invited to visit an open house Sunday at the National Weather Service office for a behind-the-scenes look at how forecasters work in these days of Doppler radar and sophisticated computer models. Attendees also will hear about a Bridgehampton farmer who'll be recognized for his eight decades of service as a volunteer observer for the weather service. Richard...

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Roundup: Entries sought for car show

Supervisor Kate Murray announced Tuesday that Hempstead Town is accepting entries for its ninth Seaside Spectacular Collectors Car Show on Sept. 20.

The show will feature cars, awards, live music and gifts for participants from noon to 4 p.m. at Town Park Point Lookout, town officials said. Collector car check-in is from 10 a.m. to noon.

There is no charge for spectators, and parking...

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Town of Brookhaven razes home, issues violation against bank

Brookhaven Town workers for the second time in

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Brookhaven Town workers for the second time in less than a week have demolished a badly burned home and issued a violation against the bank that owns the property.

The latest residence, on Association Road in Bellport, was knocked to the ground on Sunday, having sustained extensive damage in a 2013 fire.

The bank that owns the home was issued a violation for having an unsecured building,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A two-car crash on the westbound side of

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We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 22, 2014, but here's a look at the stories we've been following today.

Plus, Newsday will be covering this meeting tonight.

HOOKAH LOUNGES. The Glen Cove City Council will hold a hearing and vote on a hookah lounge ban at its meeting Tuesday night at 7:30 at City Hall, 9 Glen St. The council also is to vote on creating...

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Roundup: Setauket road closed for repaving; Glen Cove mulls higher fines for sidewalk bicycling


Old Town Road to close for repaving

A portion of Old Town Road in Setauket will be closed for two nights this week for a repaving project.

The road will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday between State Route 347 and Sheep Pasture Road, said Frank Petrignani, a spokesman for Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel Losquadro.

Old Town Road will...

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