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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seeking the public's help, Crime Stoppers and Nassau

(Credit: NCPD/Crime Stoppers)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

We've concluded today's live coverage, but here, you'll find a rundown of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For Twitter updates from the Newsday team, scroll down -- or use the link below if you're a mobile reader.

REWARD FOR SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS

Nassau County Police and...

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Newsday’s ‘Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes’ project

Once inside the castle at Sands Point Preserve

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Do you have a son or daughter attending a senior prom on Long Island this year?

If so, we’d like to come share in the fun through a video project we’re debuting, “Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes.”

We're looking for parents and students who will let us come to their homes and chronicle parents as they're seeing their kids off on this special night. We want to capture parents' emotions...

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Roundup: Bulkhead fixes needed near marina

The recent dredging of the Northport’s Woodbine Marina revealed that a nearby bulkhead was incorrectly installed more than a decade ago.

Some of the sheet piles weren’t attached deep enough on the bulkhead along Cow Harbor Park, Huntington Town spokesman A.J. Carter said.

Carter said the contractor that constructed the bulkhead is out of business and that “the town has no recourse other...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, take a look at the weather forecast below and the local meeting happening tonight.

What's worse than a rainy day? How about the day taxes are due. It's the daily double -- it's tax day. But here is a little secret for those of you scrambling through the puddles to file federal returns -- penalties for filing late federal...

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Having a coming-of-age party? Let us tag along

Newsday is creating a video documentary about what

(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Do you know a teenage girl who is having an elaborate quinceanera, sweet 16, bat mitzvah or another age coming-of-age ritual? We are looking for a few teenagers who are celebrating coming-of-age events involving different cultures.

Do you know a young girl who has an interesting story and plans to have an elaborate or unique party? One of our videojournalists plans to follow each...

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Roundup: Eminent domain in Centerport; Hike for Life event set for May 10

The Huntington Town Board voted 5 to 0

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

CENTERPORT

Park expanded using eminent domain

A Centerport park has been expanded as a result of eminent domain.

The Huntington Town Board voted 5 to 0 last week to acquire a 0.52-acre parcel through a “friendly condemnation” procedure.

The parcel was owned by the Greenlawn Water District and is next to 11-acre Phragmites Park on the north side of Route 25A. The plot was...

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$180G grant will help refurbish Lindenhurst museum

The Village of Lindenhurst purchased a building on

(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The Village of Lindenhurst has received a $180,000 state grant for work related to refurbishing the village’s museum.

The facility hasn’t been open since it was relocated earlier this year from inside Old Village Hall on South Wellwood Avenue to a building purchased from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church that's right across the street. The original museum, called the Old Village...

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Huntington to repair incorrectly installed bulkhead in Northport

The Village of Northport is located in the

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

The recent dredging of the Northport’s Woodbine Marina revealed that a nearby bulkhead was incorrectly installed more than a decade ago.

Some of the bulkhead’s sheet piles weren’t installed deep enough on the bulkhead along Cow Harbor Park, Huntington town spokesman A.J. Carter said.

Carter said the contractor that constructed the bulkhead is out of business and that “the town has no...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, April 14, 2014

The Port Jefferson Village Board is scheduled to

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Monday, April 14, 2014.

Public schools on Long Island and in New York City were closed Monday as spring break kicked off, so you may notice less cars on the road. Passover also starts tonight, so those observing the holiday will be leaving work earlier. The LIRR added extra trains (see below) to accommodate these travelers.

Today's live coverage...

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Dead whale washes ashore in Southampton

A 15-foot dead pilot whale was discovered Sunday,

(Credit: Riverhead Foundation)

A 15-foot dead pilot whale was discovered Sunday on a beach in Southampton near Cryder Lane, according to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

Robert DiGiovanni, the foundation’s executive director and senior biologist, said researchers took a few samples Sunday, and that he was headed back to the beach Monday morning with a crew to conduct a necropsy on the whale.

“We'll...

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