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This is the LI Now live post for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.
We've wrapped Thursday's live coverage, but take a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.
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COAST GUARD RESCUES HEART ATTACK VICTIM
The...Read more »
As a real-life "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II, Josephine Rachiele, 91, of West Babylon, helped assemble airplanes for the U.S. Army Air Corps at Republic Aviation in Farmingdale.
“When I first started out, it was difficult,” Rachiele said. “But I kept telling myself I had to stick it out for my family.”
On Thursday, the museum honored Rachiele and all Long Island defense...Read more »
$810,000 approved for serial bonds
The Glen Cove City Council unanimously approved up to $810,000 in serial bonds to pay for challenges to property tax assessments and employee termination benefits.
The bonds were approved at the council’s Tuesday meeting.
The first approved bonds will pay for up to $550,000 to fund the assessment challenges — called tax certiorari....Read more »
Collins Road will always be home to Glen Cove’s Nicholas Pedone.
Nicholas died in May 2013 at the age of 7 after a seven-month battle with cancer, but this week, the street where he lived will be christened with a second name, “Sweet Nicholas’ Path,” in his honor.
The City of Glen Cove has already installed the first sign at the intersection of Collins Road and Southridge Drive, but...Read more »
The Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site in Huntington Station has been designated a “Literary Landmark” by the American Library Association’s United for Libraries division.
A dedication ceremony is planned at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd.
“We’re very honored and thankful to the library system; certainly we are an extension of what they do in their work...Read more »
Good afternoon, Long Island. We've closed up the live post for the day, but here's a look at we've been covering Wednesday.
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TRAFFIC ADVISORYPLAINVIEW: An overturned vehicle is blocking on the Seaford-Oyster...Read more »
$4M in tax benefits OKd for complex
The Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency has approved about $4 million worth of tax benefits for a proposed apartment complex in Port Jefferson.
Developer Rail Realty LLC of Port Jefferson plans to erect a two-building, 74-unit rental apartment complex at the northeast and southeast corners of Texaco Avenue and Linden Place, near...Read more »
Suffolk County police are asking for the public's help in finding one or more unidentified people who allegedly stole a gold and black Caterpillar forklift from the Bejay Auto Parts in Riverhead earlier this month.
A flatbed tow truck with a white cab was used to remove the forklift from the premises.
The incident occurred on Aug. 11 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Anyone...Read more »
Nassau bus riders should see some schedule changes starting Sunday.
Nassau Inter-County Express officials said the changes are mostly “minor tweaks” to adjust to the fall school year, including the reinstatement of N6X college service between the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center and Nassau Community College/Hofstra University.
Other schedule changes are aimed at helping NICE riders...Read more »
When ALS patient and Ride for Life founder Christopher Pendergast, of Miller Place, first found out about the ice bucket challenge, the phenomenon that has swept social media and raised millions to fight the disease, he not only wanted to get involved — he wanted to take it to new heights.
The result: More than 500 people came together at Heritage Park in Mount Sinai Tuesday night to participate...Read more »