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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Sheila Gilman, 76, is a Bristal of North

Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

We're winding down for the day, but here are a few things to keep an eye on.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to access social media posts.)


Hofstra University will host an art show and silent auction featuring artwork created...

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Scouts honor 9/11 victims with 2,977-flag tribute

American flags -- 2,977 of them -- have

(Credit: Tara Conry )

From atop the platform at the Massapequa Park train station, commuters can take in a breathtaking sight this week, a stark visual reminder of the many lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

American flags -- 2,977 of them -- have been carefully “planted” on the lawn outside Massapequa Park Village Hall, each symbolizing one of the victims killed on 9/11. Five larger flags in the center represent five...

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Islip Town to vote on several spending items

Islip Town board members are to vote on

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

Islip Town board members are to vote on several spending items at their meeting Tuesday, including a bond resolution for capital improvements worth $7.44 million.

More than a dozen categories are listed, including $1.375 million for facility improvements, $1 million for golf course repairs, $800,000 for road paving, $250,000 for sidewalks, $130,000 for mail room equipment, $60,000 for tree...

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Roundup: Calabro Airport lighting work set for next month

Brookhaven officials plan to replace a rotating light

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

BROOKHAVENAirport lighting work set for next month

Brookhaven officials plan to replace a rotating light beacon and other navigation equipment at the town-owned Calabro Airport in Shirley.

Work is expected to begin next month to remove the existing beacon and install a new one, town officials said. The town also plans to replace other navigation aids such as runway end identifier lights,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police

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Welcome to the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Monday's live coverage.

To view a daily roundup of Twitter updates from Newsday and its reporters, scroll down.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County police Fourth Precinct are seeking the public’s...

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New owner of Massapequa Perk keeps Lucky’s legacy alive

An exterior image in 2011 of Massapequa Perk,

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The new owner of Massapequa Perk Coffee House in Massapequa Park doesn’t plan to make big changes to the business he acquired last week.

“It’s a great little shop,” said Pete Mangouranes, who along with his partners, Veronica Carratelli and Lorenzo Pugliano, officially took over the Front Street store on Sept. 1. “It’s thriving.”

For Mangouranes, 39, of Massapequa Park, the purchase...

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Town Focus: A week in the Massapequas

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

What do Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin and Joey Buttafuoco have in common?

They've all called the Massapequas home.

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is spending five days this week exploring the village of Massapequa Park and the unincorporated areas of the Massapequas for our "Town Focus" series.

She'll be speaking with local officials, residents and business owners, sharing...

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Marine, family get mortgage-free home

Marine Cpl. Kevin Vaughan looks at the large

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

The Town of Hempstead will join in a welcome to the neighborhood Tuesday for United States Marine Corps Cpl. Kevin Vaughan, who has been given a mortgage-free home in his hometown of North Merrick, thanks to Building Homes for Heroes and its brigade of volunteers, donors and other supporters.

Vaughan and his family will ceremonially break ground on a new two-story Cape Cod-style home at 11...

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Roundup: Wyandanch water main installed for redevelopment

Construction continues on Monday, June 23, 2014, on

(Credit: David Reich-Hale)


Water main installed for redevelopment

The Suffolk County Water Authority last week finished installing thousands of feet of water main pipe for the Wyandanch Rising redevelopment.

The water authority is installing 4,340 feet of 12-inch-wide pipe on Acorn Street and Straight Path as part of the infrastructure that will serve the 177 apartments and 35,000 square feet of...

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Make-A-Wish Foundation walk raises more than $100,000

Andryana Navarro, 4, of Hempstead, a recent recipient

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Andryana Navarro waved a “magic” wand Sunday while her mother pushed her in a stroller through Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. But the 4-year-old Hempstead girl wasn’t playing make believe. She was actually helping grant wishes.

Andryana and her family were among the roughly 600 people who participated in Long Island’s inaugural Walk for Wishes. Organizers of the 3.1-mile walk estimated the...

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