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Suffolk agrees to allow Greenport to lease dock, properties from MTA

Greenport Village on April 18, 2011.

(Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Suffolk County Legislature has agreed to allow Greenport Village to lease a commercial fishing dock and nearby properties directly from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and remove the county as a middleman in the deal.

Since 1981, the MTA leased the dock to the county, which subsequently subleased it to the village, according to county documents. The village has operated and...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 31, 2014

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified

(Credit: SCPD)

We've wrapped up the live LI Now live post for Thursday, July 31, 2014, but here's a look at some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

A reporter will also be covering tonight's Islip Town Board meeting. Scroll down for details and to view a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its reporters.

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North Shore Historical Museum to rename its building

GLEN COVE

Historical museum to rename building

The North Shore Historical Museum plans to rename its building after Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi in a dedication ceremony in Glen Cove on Sunday.

Joseph Suozzi served two terms as Glen Cove mayor and as a New York State judge.

The building is a former courthouse built in 1907 at 140 Glen St. that is included in the National...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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We've wrapped the live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, July 30, 2014. But here's a look at some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. Plus, a look at meetings Newsday will be covering Wednesday night.

To see a daily roundup of top tweets from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Roundup: Oyster Bay board adds $2.5M to Laser Industries deal

The Oyster Bay Town Board last week increased a contract with Laser Industries Inc. by $2.5 million.

The town originally awarded a one-year contract to the company for $2.5 million of general reconstruction services after a competitive bid in 2012, Deputy Town Supervisor Leonard Genova said. The contract included options to extend it by one year as many as four times, which the town did in...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Suffolk Legislature is holding a public hearing

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

The live Long Island Now post has wrapped for Tuesday, July 29, 2014, but here's a look at some of the top stories Newsday has been covering throughout the day.

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HAPPENING TUESDAY

NICOTINE, GAS PRICES, DUNES. The Suffolk Legislature...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 28, 2014

We've wrapped up today's live Long Island Now post, but here's a roundup of the top local stories for Monday, July 28, 2014.

Scroll down to view the latest tweets from Newsday and its reporters.

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TRAFFIC

SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash on the eastbound side between Exit 19 (Peninsula Boulevard) and Exit 20 (Grand...

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Haven Avenue parking lot to close next weekend

The Haven Avenue commuter parking lot at the Port Washington station of the Long Island Rail Road will be closed next weekend.

The LIRR said the lot will be closed for 48 hours on Aug. 2 and 3, so crews can remove the Haven Avenue pedestrian overpass. That bridge was closed in April for safety reasons, officials have said, citing extensive corrosion.

LIRR officials said in a news release...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, July 25, 2014

Suffolk County police released a surveillance image of

(Credit: SCPD)

We're wrapping up LI Now for Friday, July 25.

Looking at the weekend, Saturday is the better day weather-wise, with a forecast of clear skies and a high of about 80. Sunday, it'll again be around 80 but with a chance of thunderstorms.

For ideas of things to do indoors or out, be sure to visit exploreli.com.

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Roundup: Home sales boost preservation funds

The East End’s land preservation funds continue to rake in money this year as a result of strong real estate sales.

The community preservation funds in the five eastern towns raised a combined $45.76 million in the first six months of 2014 -- about $2 million more than in the same period last year -- Assemb. Fred Thiele Jr. said.

Thiele (I-Sag Harbor), who helped create the funds, said...

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