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Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's LI Now Live post for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.
As we wrap up our live post for the day, be sure to take a look at our top stories and the local meetings happening in the near future.
Don't worry, we'll be back early Thursday morning to give you the latest breaking news and updates on traffic, weather and transit delays.
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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset this year marks a decade of providing scholarships to high school students who want to pursue music education.
The congregation’s Edward Miller Memorial Scholarship program has provided 13 high school students with scholarships since it was founded in 2004. It was named in memory of Miller, the congregation's music...Read more »
Former Republican state lawmaker Dean Murray said Tuesday that he wants a rematch against Democratic freshman Assemb. Edward Hennessey, who won a major upset two years ago for the 3rd District seat.
Murray, 49, of East Patchogue, formally announced his candidacy in a midday interview on Long Island News Radio with John Gomez and scheduled a $100-a-head fundraiser later at the Mediterranean...Read more »
Last year, chili enthusiasts walked table to table, tasting a wide range of entries.
Next Tuesday, their taste buds get another shot, when 20 local teams compete in the third annual Most Delicious Chili Cook-Off at 7 p.m. at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School.
Susan Stewart, committee chair of the cook-off, said the proceeds benefit the Parent-Teacher Association’s college...Read more »
Meeting to focus on contaminated site
State officials are to hold a rescheduled public meeting Thursday at Glen Cove City Hall about plans to clean up the Powers Chemco Superfund site near the waterfront.
Last week the state Department of Environmental Conservation canceled the meeting due to snow and extended the public comment period by one week to Feb. 24. The meeting...Read more »
The North and Central Merrick Civic Association plans to host a meeting about the Town of Hempstead’s snowplowing practices and the increasing number of potholes that create potentially dangerous obstacle courses for motorists and pedestrians.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday in the North Merrick Library, 1691 Meadowbrook Rd. Town Councilman Gary Hudes and highway department representatives...Read more »
Welcome to the Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
The storm that dropped snow -- nearly 2 inches in Nassau County and three in Suffolk -- rain and ice pellets on Long Island earlier today has passed, and the National Weather Service lifted its winter weather advisory a few hours earlier than expected.
That means this evening's commute should be much less eventful than...Read more »
A state proposal to clean up contamination at the former site of the Mill Neck Marina in Locust Valley may get a public hearing next month.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation reserved a hearing room for March 3 at the Locust Valley library, but department spokesman Bill Fonda said Friday the date could change.
“They’re still shooting to have that meeting,” Fonda said....Read more »
Several planning committees that are part of the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program are hosting public meetings about their recommendations for rebuilding after superstorm Sandy.
Residents from Lido Beach and Point Lookout are encouraged to attend a meeting Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Molloy Recreation Center, 15 Parkside Ave. in Point Lookout.
Residents from...Read more »
An Island Park solar energy company is holding a competition for Long Island and New York City high school students, with the winners traveling to the Palace of Versailles in Paris.
Participants will compete for a spot at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, an international solar energy competition that takes place at Versailles in June and July. EmPower Solar of Island Park is collecting entries...Read more »