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Town of Oyster Bay OKs payment to settle three lawsuits

Oyster Bay Town Hall on March 26, 2012.

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Oyster Bay town board has approved paying $119,351 to settle three negligence lawsuits stemming from car accidents involving vehicles driven by town employees.

The largest payment was $72,500 to settle claims arising over a 2009 accident in which a truck driven by town employee Robert Limoncelli rear-ended Pei-Xin Yu’s vehicle on Old Bethpage Road near the intersection with Haypath Road.

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Islip senior wins car at post-prom party by graduating early

Islip High School senior Bailey Feiler, 17, wins

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The cafeteria at Islip High School was packed early Wednesday morning with seniors celebrating at the school’s post-prom party, and vying for a chance to win a car.

Shortly after 3 a.m., as the party drew to a close, the room fell silent as the students waited to find out whose raffle ticket would be drawn. And when Bailey Feiler’s name was announced, some of her classmates jokingly cried...

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West Nile hotline activated in Suffolk County

There were 28 reported cases of West Nile

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Suffolk County has activated a West Nile hotline as part of its effort to detect and prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.

The Department of Health Services’ Public Health Hotline at 631-787-2200 is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“It’s important to provide our neighbors with the information on who to contact if they have concerns about West Nile,” Suffolk County...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CASH4LIFE WINNER. New York Lottery officials Tuesday said that a single top prize winning ticket for last night’s Cash4Life drawing was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 41-00 Bell Blvd. in Bayside. Lottery officials said the ticket holder should sign the back of the ticket immediately and to contact the Lottery or visit www.nylottery.ny.gov to learn how to claim the prize worth at least $7 million.

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They said what? Take the quiz on quotes by notable Long Islanders

Jerry Seinfeld visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy

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There's an old proverb that goes, "Speak and the man shall be shown."  

Well, these 10 notable (quotable) Long Islanders have spoken. Can you identify who they are? Take our quiz. The answers may surprise you.

We'll see if their words have echoed in time, or if one famous Long Islander was correct when he wrote, “Nothing endures but personality qualities."

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Herricks uses Facebook to ensure no two prom dresses are alike

Zaynam Mossolem, 17, shows off her head-to-toe pink

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Herricks High School prides itself in its diverse student body. From top hats to sequins, students also enjoyed showing off their individuality through their fashion choices during Monday’s prom at the Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon. Zaynam Mossolem, 17, stole the show with her head-to-toe pink ensemble.

“We all want to dress differently,” Mossolem said.

Her senior class created a Facebook...

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Brookhaven to vote on North Bellport land-use plan

The Brookhaven Town Board is to vote on

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BROOKHAVEN TOWN

Town board to vote on land-use plan

The Brookhaven Town Board is to vote on Tuesday to accept a land-use plan for a struggling neighborhood in North Bellport.

The plan will be posted on the town website, brookhaven.org, Wednesday, and a public hearing will be held on July 10, Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said last week.

Members of the Greater Bellport Coalition,...

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Patricia Godek, North Babylon superintendent, to retire

Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s

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North Babylon School Superintendent Patricia Godek has announced that she will retire Dec. 31, bringing to a close a 40-year career in education.

Godek has led the district for three and a half years as it adopted new Common Core standards and weathered a difficult 2013-14 budget year when voters initially rejected the proposed budget.

Godek started working in the district six years...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, June 23, 2014

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police

Good afternoon, Long Islanders and welcome to another week.

We've wrapped the live Long Island Now daily post for Monday, June 23, 2014,  but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following. 

Scroll down to get information about local meetings that Newsday will be covering tonight and also see a daily roundup of Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its reporters.

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Brookhaven board expected to approve Ronkonkoma complex

A rendering of proposed new buildings on Main

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Plans to build a residential and retail complex near the Ronkonkoma train station are expected to be approved Tuesday by the Brookhaven Town Board.

The $475 million project, known as the Ronkonkoma Hub, may include as many as 1,450 apartments, 195,000 square feet of retail space, and 350,000 square feet of office and medical facilities.

The town board has scheduled a series of votes...

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