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MTA to vote on ticket policy to prevent LIRR Hamptons 'hoarding'

The MTA will vote Wednesday, March 26, 2014,

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The MTA Board is expected to vote Wednesday on a change in Long Island Rail Road ticket policy aimed at preventing seat “hoarding” on a popular Hamptons summer weekend train.

LIRR officials said they saw a 103 percent rise last summer in their Hamptons Reserve Service on the Cannonball express train, which goes from Penn Station to Montauk on Friday afternoons in the summer.


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Long Island updates for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An artist rendering depicts what Sewanhaka Central High

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Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below you'll find a rundown of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, social media updates and more. 

Newsday reporters will also be covering the following meetings tonight.


BOND RESOLUTION. The Sewanhaka Central...

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Long Island Cares launches pet food drive

Long Island Cares runs Baxter's Pet Pantry, which

Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank has launched a pet food drive through the region's state legislators. 

The 3rd annual Legislative Food Drive is an initiative Long Island Cares started in 2012 to restock the warehouse shelves during the winter and spring, when it said donations are typically scarce.

The food bank said it has delivered nearly 900,000 pounds of pet donations...

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LIRR engineer awarded for heroism; town supports budget amendment

A Long Island Rail Road engineer was recognized

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LIRR engineer honored for life-saving action

The MTA on Monday honored Long Island Rail Road engineer Joseph Moscato, 64, who helped save a woman from a burning vehicle earlier this month.

Moscato, a Centereach resident and 14-year LIRR engineer, received an award at a meeting of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s LIRR committee for his actions on March 8 when...

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‘Dancing’ star to speak at Viscardi School

J.R. Martinez, left, seen on May 22, 2012,

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Students at The Henry Viscardi School will get an inspirational visit Wednesday from J.R. Martinez, the U.S. Army veteran who is a motivational speaker, author and winner of Season 13 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Martinez, 30, sustained burns over 40 percent of his body from an improvised explosive device near Karbala, Iraq, in April 2003.

Students at the school for children and...

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Village administrator leaves for town job

This undated file photo shows a sign in

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The Northport Village administrator is leaving his post to take a job as a building inspector in the Town of Huntington.

Gene Guido, 62, of Huntington, said his last day will be tomorrow, after working for the village for 3 1/2 years. His current salary is $85,000, and one of his biggest responsibilities has been overseeing the ongoing upgrade of the sewage treatment plant.

Guido said...

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Long Island updates for Monday, March 24, 2014

The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee will

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Monday, March 24, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below, you'll find a roundup of local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day and information about two meetings we'll be covering tonight.

To view today's top tweets from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down or use the link above if you're a mobile user.


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Montauk Highway in Southampton, East Hampton, to get repaved

A trip to Southampton could be less bumpy

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday will start repaving 8.2 miles of State Route 27, also known as Montauk Highway, in Southampton and East Hampton.

The construction, which will cost a total of $7.6 million, is to take place between County Road 39 and Stephen Hands Path.

The project will remove the top layer of pavement and replace it with new asphalt and fresh...

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Roundup: Common Core forum, hunter-safety course set

People protest at the Common Core Education Forum

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Common Core forum to be held

An educational forum discussing the Common Core curriculum has been scheduled for tomorrow night in Huntington Station.

The Greater Huntington Civic Group plans to host “Common Core & More" March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 1169 at 210 West Pulaski Rd.

“Many of our members had expressed concern about various aspects...

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$12.9M in bonds for repairs, renovations

The roller hockey rink in Deer Park could

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Babylon Town Board has approved $12.9 million in bonds for roads, parks and building renovations and other projects in the next year.

Board members on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve 18 separate bond issues covering both one-time and rolling projects. The largest was $6 million for the town’s regular road maintenance program, designed to head off the need for more expensive road repairs.


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