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Roundup: NY Rising workshop to aid Sandy victims

A Lindenhurst community group tonight is hosting a free event to help residents navigate the NY Rising process.

The event is being hosted by Adopt-A-House, a nonprofit helping superstorm Sandy victims. Cindy Zeis, a construction consultant and principal of Zeis Consulting in Stony Brook, will present a seminar.

The event is intended to help those impacted by Sandy who are seeking funds...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island! It's a hot one out there — 91 degrees!

As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, June 18, 2014, be sure to check out our local news coverage, weather, traffic updates and more.

(Mobile readers: click the link below for social media updates.)

In some late-coming village election news, incumbents lost re-election bids in the small...

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Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes: 10 stories

Michele O'Brien gets a kiss from son Patrick

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

We’ve all seen the videos of high school seniors dressed to the nines in the parents’ driveways before getting in that limo to go to the prom.

But Newsday decided to turn the camera on Long Island parents to capture their emotions during this rite of passage. In the process we found one parent who feels blessed she’s still here to see her child off to the prom, and another dealing with the...

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Temperature could hit 90 on Long Island Wednesday

It's possible the temperature will hit 90 on

(Credit: Jeffrey Basinger)

Potentially thrilling news for hot-weather lovers – there’s a chance the temperature could touch 90 degrees Wednesday. This would be for the first time since last July 20, when the high was 90 on the nose, forecasters say.

A look at weather statistics kept since 1984 shows that that’s well past the season’s earliest flip into the 90s at Long Island MacArthur Airport (April 17, 2002, when 94...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live post for Tuesday, June 17, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Create your own Long Island then-and-now picture puzzle

Photographer Randee Daddona holds up a picture on

(Credit: Randee Daddona)

The day photographer Randee Daddona and her husband closed on their house in Southold 10 years ago, she had her five children climb the branches of a tree in its backyard.

That tree is still there today, allowing her to hold up that decade-old photo and carefully align it with the thriving tree in front of her.

If you grew up on Long Island or have been here a while, here’s a project...

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Amityville hospital site zoning change on agenda, anti-racism group settles with landlord

Amityville Village Hall on Ireland Place in Amityville

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

AMITYVILLE

Hospital site zoning change on agenda

Amityville trustees will hold a public hearing next month on a change of zone for the Brunswick Hospital site that would allow for a mix of retail and housing.

The 7.67-acre site is near the village's north entrance. The hospital closed in 2005 and village officials have said they are eager to see redevelopment.

Current regulations...

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Groups to hold vigil over dumping at Brentwood park

Fragments of glass, nails, wood and metal could

(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Two community groups that have been vocal about health concerns andresidents' legal rights since officials announced toxic debris has beendumped at several sites in the Town of Islip are holding a vigilTuesday outside the gates of the shuttered Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood.

Make the Road New York and New York Communities for Change, as well as residents who live near the park, will "join...

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Man rescued after falling into grave in East Farmingdale

Firefighters rescue a man who fell into a

(Credit: Steve Pfost)

A man fell Monday into a hole dug for a coffin at St. Charles Cemetery on Wellwood Avenue in East Farmingdale, Suffolk police said.

He was rescued and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m., police said....

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Holbrook woman finds python in couch while cleaning apartment

A woman cleaning a basement apartment in Holbrook

(Credit: Suffolk SPCA)

A Holbrook woman found more than pennies while cleaning a couch Monday morning inside a basement apartment. When she lifted up one of the cushions, she discovered a 3-foot-long ball python.

The Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was called to the Pond Path apartment to rescue the snake.

Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross said the woman and her husband,...

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