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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

Good morning Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island Friday. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic and weather alerts and train delays.

Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT

The Suffolk County Water Authority is replacing a water...

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Roundup: Africa education benefit in Hauppauge

A gala benefit for education efforts in Africa hosted by a Huntington Station-based nonprofit is set for Saturday in Hauppauge.

H2 Empower’s “Global Education for Change” will take place at the Upsky Long Island Hotel at 110 Motor Pkwy. Spencer Ross, head of the International Trade Division of the Long Island Association, and Irving Toliver, member of the Huntington Rotary Club and former...

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Suffolk agrees to allow Greenport to lease dock, properties from MTA

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to allow Greenport Village to lease a commercial fishing dock and nearby properties directly from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and remove the county as a middleman in the deal.

Since 1981, the MTA leased the dock to the county, which subsequently subleased it to the village, according to county documents. The village has operated and...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified

(Credit: SCPD)

We've wrapped up the live LI Now live post for Thursday, July 31, 2014, but here's a look at some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

A reporter will also be covering tonight's Islip Town Board meeting. Scroll down for details and to view a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its reporters.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to view social media...

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Long Island group to benefit from lost Red Sox ring

Luigi Militello shows off the 2013 Red Sox

(Credit: AP / Luigi Militello)

After Luigi Militello refused a monetary reward for returning a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring to Drew Weber, a minor league baseball team owner who left the ring at Militello’s Manhattan restaurant last week, a grateful Weber came up with two accepted alternatives.

First, Weber arranged for Militello, a huge Yankees fan, to come to Fenway Park in Boston for Derek Jeter’s last game.

And...

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North Shore Historical Museum to rename its building

GLEN COVE

Historical museum to rename building

The North Shore Historical Museum plans to rename its building after Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi in a dedication ceremony in Glen Cove on Sunday.

Joseph Suozzi served two terms as Glen Cove mayor and as a New York State judge.

The building is a former courthouse built in 1907 at 140 Glen St. that is included in the National...

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Hempstead Town sanitation election to be held Thursday

Four candidates are running in the Town of

(Credit: JC Cherubini)

Four candidates are running in the Town of Hempstead's Sanitary District 2 election Thursday.

The district serves about 55,000 residents and businesses in Baldwin, Rockville Centre, South Hempstead, as well as parts of Uniondale and Freeport.

Incumbent Brian O’Conner is running unopposed for a five-year term.

Three people are vying for a four-year term for the seat of Dennis Meekins,...

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Bellport bike theft leads to a neighborly reaction

Bobby Sterling, 57, of Brookhaven, has braved rain, wind, and even snow on a bicycle for as long as he could remember. But his adventures were interrupted when his newest bike, a Specialized Hardrock Disk 29er, was stolen on July 23.

Sterling left his bicycle on his dock at Post Morrow Marina in Bellport while he unloaded the boat he had been on. When he returned, the bike was gone.  

Sterling's...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The winning ticket for the Friday, April 25,

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. But here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. Plus, a look at meetings Newsday will be covering Wednesday night.

To see a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

(Mobile readers: Access social media posts via the link below.)

WINNING LOTTO...

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Oceanside candidate's case to be heard by judge

Initial results of the Oceanside Sanitation District 7

(Credit: Facebook)

A judge will hear a candidate’s argument next week for an injunction against the Oceanside Sanitation District to settle the contested June election.

Tom Lanning and his Oceanside-based attorney, John Mannone, appeared in court Wednesday after filing the motion last week. The hearing was postponed until when Aug. 7 when Nassau Supreme Court Justice Arthur Diamond can hear arguments.

A...

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