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Long Islanders get some color at Run or Dye 5k

Runners were covered in colored powder at the

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Thousands of runners shrieked and danced while running through the parking lot of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, covered from head to toe in brightly colored cornstarch during the Run or Dye 5k. The goal was not to finish first; runners were challenged to get as messy as possible during the morning run by showering each other in colors.

The Run or Dye 5k is held throughout...

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Roundup: Smithtown raises towing fee maximums

SMITHTOWN

Town raises towing fee maximums

Smithtown Town Board members have unanimously approved an amendment to the town code that raise the maximum amounts for towing fees for vehicles.

The board voted 5-0 to increase the fees, which Smithtown Town Attorney Matthew Jakubowski said apply to vehicles reported by Suffolk County police within the town.

Jakubowski said the change...

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Mutilated puppy and its mom reunite in Huntington

Miss Harper, left, a 10-month-old pit bull puppy

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Miss Harper, the 10-month-old pit bull puppy found with its ears and hind right leg cut off last September, was reunited with its mother at My Pet’s Vet in Huntington on Thursday.

Her mother Missy, 7, was a victim of overbreeding, and Miss Harper was in one of her litters.

Missy was surrendered by her owners Wednesday and taken by the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...

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Bay Shore microbrewery gets OK for larger bar

Richard Sobotka, owner of Great South Bay Brewery,

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Islip’s only microbrewery is getting a larger bar to showcase its frosty beverages.

The Islip Town planning board approved the Great South Bay Brewery’s application for a special permit to operate a larger bar inside its site at 25 Drexel Dr. in Bay Shore.

The board voted 5-1 to approve the permit at its Thursday meeting. Board member Michael Kennedy voted against the application.

The...

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Nick Cannon, 'America's Got Talent' host, plays Long Island principal

"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon with Setauket

(Credit: Erica Jackson)

Nick Cannon, host of “America’s Got Talent,” took over Setauket Elementary School as principal for the day on Friday -- after students proved they had the talent to collect more food donations than any other school in Suffolk County.

Cheers erupted and students jumped and squealed with excitement as Cannon arrived at the school to step into principal Nathalie Lilavoius’ shoes and handle the...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, April 11, 2014

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of

(Credit: SCPD)

Thanks for visiting the LI Now Live post for Friday, April 11, 2014.

As we wrap up for the day, here's the latest happenings.

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

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The Suffolk County police Second Precinct is seeking help to identify and locate the man who allegedly stole baby formula from a Huntington Station store last month.

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LIRR track work to affect Far Rockaway line

Long Island Rail Road track work this weekend and during the first weekend in May will affect customers on the Far Rockaway branch, LIRR officials said.

Train schedules for customers traveling between Jamaica and Far Rockaway will be adjusted by up to eight minutes Saturday and Sunday, and again on May 3 and 4.

Westbound trains will depart earlier than usual, while eastbound trains will...

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Restaurant to replace old vacant garage in Commack

Architect Mark Mancini on March 20, 2013.

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

An old, derelict repair garage that has remained vacant in Commack for more than 15 years will become a restaurant specializing in hamburgers.

Smithtown Town Board members acting as the board of site plan review unanimously approved the site plan Tuesday.

Town board members voted 5-0 to approve a plan by Burger Station LLC for a change of use from filling station to a restaurant at the...

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Jenny McCarthy's visit to Shirley school airs Friday on 'The View'

"The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy visits Nathaniel Woodhull

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

On March 14, “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy played guest teacher to 26 second-graders at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley, a visit that will air 11 a.m. Friday on the talk show.

The class teacher, Leigh-Ann Rosen, saw the show announce the segment in January and emailed them to see if McCarthy could come get a taste of her job. Two weeks later, the show’s producers told her...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but here, you'll a round-up of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, along with Twitter updates from our staff. (Scroll down -- or use the link below if you're reading this post on a mobile device -- to see social media updates.)

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