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Roundup: Greenport board approves animal waste law


Board approves law on animal waste

Greenport’s village board has given its residents a gentle reminder that if they walk their dogs in local parks or on the streets, they should clean up any mess the pet leaves behind.

The board on Monday night approved a law creating a new section in the village code dealing with animal waste. It requires any person bringing a dog or...

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Long Island updates for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, take a look at some of today's top stories and social media updates from reporters and readers, as well as this weekend's wintry weather forecast.

We'll be back Monday to continue serving as your source for breaking news, weather, traffic and transit updates to make sure you're up to speed on what's happening on Long...

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$75,000 Take 5 lottery ticket sold in Rockville Centre

The winning ticket for the Friday, April 25,

If you bought a lottery ticket in Rockville Centre on Thursday, double-check it.

You might just be $75,590 richer.

The winning ticket for Thursday's Take 5 drawing was sold at the Citgo gas station, 171 Sunrise Hwy., according to a news release from the New York Lottery.

The winning numbers are 04-09-22-23-35. All tickets expire one year after drawing.

In addition to the...

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Four upcoming community events on LI


Ambrosino to host town hall meeting Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino will host a town hall meeting to give West Hempstead and Garden City South residents an opportunity to meet with town officials and address problems or concerns in their communities.

The meeting will be held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the West Hempstead Middle School, 450...

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Glen Cove City Council changes benefit rules

Glen Cove City Hall is shown.

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

The Glen Cove City Council has lengthened the time nonunion employees need to work in government in order to receive retirement health insurance coverage — to 10 years from five.

Under the rules approved Tuesday night, those employees will also need to work full time for a minimum of five years in Glen Cove. The new rules affect employees hired after Jan. 1, 2015.

The council also voted...

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N. Massapequa family reunited with dog missing 13 days

Kerry Donovan, 52, of North Massapequa, and his

(Credit: Tara Conry)

A North Massapequa family had their hearts broken this Valentine’s Day when their dog, Cody, ran away. But after 13 days without their 8-year-old labradoodle, the Donovans were reunited Thursday with their furry companion.

“It was horrible, like losing a child,” Kerry Donovan, 52, told Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto as he picked up the dog from the town’s animal shelter in Syosset.


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Long Island updates for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

As we wrap up today's LI Now live post for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, be sure to read up on tonight's forecast and what wintry weather to expect over the weekend.

Tonight, temperatures could reach as low as 12 degrees, with a wind chill of minus 2 degrees. Record-breaking cold may be coming through with potentially "significant snowfall" Sunday night into Monday night, forecasters...

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Roundup: Bill to cut assistant attorney job fails


Bill to cut assistant attorney job fails

A Republican resolution to ax $97,000-a-year assistant county attorney Steve Fiore-Rosenfeld was killed in the Suffolk legislative committee Tuesday after a debate in which the name of the former Brookhaven Democratic town board member was never raised.

The measure, sponsored by legislative minority leader John Kennedy (R-Nesconset),...

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Ranny Reeve jazz fest set for Friday to honor Black History Month

Improv jazz legend Ranny Reeve, 86, plays the

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

The Kings Park Heritage Museum will host its annual Ranny Reeve Jazz Festival on Friday, Feb. 28, in celebration of Black History Month.

Reeve is a nearly 88-year-old improv legend, music teacher and Coram resident.

“He’s been a great community member. Because of him, Kings Park community members have gone on to have successful jazz careers,” said museum volunteer Lois Valpis.


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John Steinbeck, author, onetime LI resident, gets Google Doodle honors

Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck wears earphones as

(Credit: AP)

The team at Google has dedicated the “Doodle” on its homepage Thursday to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, who was born 112 years ago today.

Many people know Steinbeck for his novels, including “Of Mice and Men,” “East of Eden,” and “The Grapes of Wrath.” The latter earned him his Pulitzer in 1940. But you may not know that Steinbeck, a California native, also called...

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