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Billy Joel, Billy Crystal battle in Round 4 of 'That's SO Long Island'

We’re in Round 4 of our “That’s SO

It’s time to decide the final four contestants in Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament.

Round 4 is underway, and just eight of the contest’s original 64 iconic local foods, celebrities, attractions and activities picked are still in the running to the claim the title.

In the final celebrity matchup, Billy Crystal is learning what other celebs have already figured out: It’s no...

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Roundup: Counties get $6.6M in security grants

Nassau and Suffolk counties will share $6.67 million in federal and state homeland security grants, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week.

“From September 11th to Superstorm Sandy, our first responders and local law enforcement agencies have been essential to protecting New Yorkers and keeping our communities safe,” Cuomo said in a news release Wednesday. “These grants are vital...

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LIRR commuters: Contribute to Newsday

Long Island Rail Road union workers and supporters

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Are you a Long Island Rail Road commuter?

Newsday wants to know more about your story.

We are looking for commuters who are willing to share their experiences if the railroad goes on strike. Will you drive to the city? Is a bus into an outer borough an option?

Please fill out the form below and someone from Newsday could be in touch. Mobile users, please use the link after the...

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Glen Cove's Eva Casale completes third of seven marathons in 7 days for cancer research

Caroline Weaver, left, with Glen Cove's Eva Casale,

(Credit: Ryan Achatz. )

Glen Cove’s Eva Casale finished her third straight marathon of the week Wednesday night, but this time, she had a companion throughout the entire 26.2-mile course.

Dayna Schantz, 28, of Northport, didn’t intend on running a full marathon when she arrived at the Runner’s Edge store in Farmingdale, the start of Casale’s third run. She said she planned to keep Casale company for maybe the first...

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Roundup: North Hempstead repaves road

The Town of North Hempstead has repaved Grand Boulevard in Westbury.

The town’s highway department filled potholes and layered the road with asphalt on the mile-long thoroughfare. The town is waiting to start a more comprehensive overhaul to be funded by the state.

“It has been a priority of mine to make necessary improvements in infrastructure across the town in order to maintain safe...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

We've wrapped up the live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to view a daily roundup of tweets and Instagram updates from the Newsday team.

(Mobile users can access social media updates via the link above.)

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Roundup: Nassau Community College continues firefighter scholarship program

Nassau Community College plans to use $400,000 from its fund reserves to continue a program that provides tuition reimbursement to volunteer county firefighters, officials announced Tuesday.

A Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to pay for the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Scholarship Program expired last year. The college and the county combined to fill in the gap...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Tuesday's live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following.

Scroll down to see Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its staff including the latest from transportation reporter Alfonso Castillo, who is following the developments...

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Vote on Top 16 in Newsday’s 'That’s SO LI' tournament

We’re in Round 4 of our “That’s SO

We’re in Round 3 of our “That’s SO Long Island” tournament, and the competition is getting fierce as the field has narrowed from 64 contestants to the Top 16.

The Long Island Ducks baseball team is pitched in a tight challenge with Long Island's wine country, with the East End destination ahead of the highly popular independent league team by less than 200 votes.

Meanwhile, in a food...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, July 7, 2014

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Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Monday, July 7, 2014.

The live coverage has concluded, but Newsday will be covering the following meeting tonight. Below, you will also find a rundown of some of the stories we've been following today including a fatal plane crash.

To see the latest Twitter and Instagram updates from the Newsday team, scroll down.

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