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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

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LIRR TO OFFER SERVICE FOR WORLD MAKERS FAIRE

From Sept. 20-21, trains running on the Port Washington Branch will make stops...

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Roundup: Huntington Town OKs $2.3M bond for Halesite bulkhead repairs

The Huntington Town Board has authorized a $2.3 million bond for the emergency reconstruction of the Halesite Bulkhead.

The bulkhead was damaged in the record Aug. 13 rainfall.

It was already slated for repair next year, but the storm created sinkholes across the North Shore and made the Halesite spot too vulnerable to wait.

“It started to give,” Town Supervisor Frank Petrone said...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for a male

(Credit: SCPD)

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We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.

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WANTEDSuffolk County police are looking for a male suspect who broke into a Deer Park Chinese restaurant and took...

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Roundup: Road repaving cost divvied up with town

Patchogue Village and the Town of Brookhaven have agreed to split the cost of a road repaving project, officials said.

The municipalities shared the $270,000 cost of resurfacing Bay Avenue, which runs from Montauk Highway south to the Great South Bay. About half of the mile-long road is in the village, and half is in the town, Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri said.

Pontieri said the road...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Roslyn High School at 475 Round Hill Rd.

(Credit: Ann Luk)

Hello, Long Island.

This is the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, your source for the latest local breaking news, traffic and transit alerts, weather and more updates.

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We're closing out the post for the day, but take...

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Roundup: Anti-bias panel looks to revitalize itself

The Riverhead Town Anti-Bias Task Force plans to host a public meeting on Sept. 30, as it seeks to add new members and ramp up activity after a string of robberies targeting Hispanic and Latino immigrants.

Riverhead Town Board members said in July that they wanted to add new members to the task force and ask it to meet regularly after police estimated more than a dozen immigrants were victims...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

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TRAFFIC

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9/11 CEREMONIES

 Numerous events are taking...

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Roundup: Town of North Hempstead sets uniform speed limit on road

North Hempstead Town has set a consistent 30 mph speed limit for a stretch of Roslyn Road where deadly accidents occurred this year.

Nassau County Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) had urged the town to set the uniform speed limit at 30 mph since the 30 to 40 mph limits and signs in part of the road confused drivers.

The town, through the bill offered by Councilman Peter Zuckerman, set...

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LIRR hearing on plan to restore West Hempstead weekend service

The Long Island Rail Road's West Hempstead train

(Credit: Tara Conry)

The Long Island Rail Road has scheduled a public hearing Monday on its plan to restore weekend service on its West Hempstead branch.

The LIRR announced in July its plan to bring back West Hempstead weekend service, which was eliminated in 2010 as part of an effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to close a $900 million budget gap.

The LIRR targeted the line at the time because...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

It's Day 3 of Newsday's Town Focus in

(Credit: Instagram user Tara Conry)

Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

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TOWN FOCUS

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is back in The Massapequas Wednesday as our "Town Focus" continues. 

Today,...

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