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Demolition of New Cassel's Grand Street School complete

The Grand Street School in New Cassel, shown

(Credit: Barry Sloan)

The Grand Street School is no more.

Town of North Hempstead officials said demolition has been completed nearly a month after that process was started on June 30. The one-time elementary school and community center had become an eyesore. Last year, $200,000 was secured for cleanup through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, which assists communities seeking to redevelop...

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New Hyde Park's Dublin Pub still without a buyer

The Dublin Pub, at 2002 Jericho Turnpike in

(Credit: Joel Cairo)

NEW HYDE PARK

Closed pub's auction fails to land buyer

The closed Dublin Pub is without a buyer, a year since the ex-rocker haunt was to be sold at auction.

Misha Haghani, a real estate attorney and principal of Paramount Realty USA, which handled the auction, said there was no change in the closed New Hyde Park pub’s status.

“We’ve received a few higher offers; a couple...

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$63G Take 5 lottery ticket sold in Valley Stream

A winning New York Lottery Take 5 ticket

A winning New York Lottery Take 5 ticket worth $62,703 was sold at the Aman Shell Service Station in Valley Stream Thursday.

The winning numbers for that drawing were 05-10-21-32-38. Tickets expire one year after the game's drawing.

In addition to the top prize, 193 players from across the state purchased winning tickets worth $487 each by matching four out of five numbers. 

Winning...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Friday, June 20, 2014

Oyster Bay Town Hall is the setting of

(Credit: Bill Bleyer)

Well, we're closing out our live post for Friday, June 20. Thanks for joining us.

Looking ahead, this weekend is looking good, with temps in the mid- to upper-70s and no rain in sight for either Saturday or Sunday. Enjoy your weekend. Then, be sure to come back to LI Now on Monday for the latest in local news, weather, traffic and transit updates and more.

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 19, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 19, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island! It's a hot one out there — 91 degrees!

As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, June 18, 2014, be sure to check out our local news coverage, weather, traffic updates and more.

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In some late-coming village election news, incumbents lost re-election bids in the small...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 12, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Thursday, June 12, 2014, take a look at the information gathered below.

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WEATHER

Long Island's forecast is overcast with thunderstorms in the afternoon, a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 73 degrees with a low of 64 degrees.

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New York Mets players Jonathan Niese and Daniel

(Credit: Tara Conry)

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, June 11, 2014, take a look at what happened earlier, including information about a local meeting happening tonight.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?

LI LITTLE LEAGUERS GET TIPS FROM METS: Newsday's Tara Conry is at Citi Field with the Massapequa Little League team, as they...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, June 5, 2014

Security camera footage shows a man wanted in

(Credit: SCPD)

As we wrap up Newsday's live post for Thursday, June 5, 2014, your source for local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates, weather and more,  here is a roundup of the local crime alerts, traffic delays and local meeting updates.

To see social media updates from Newsday and its staff, scroll down.

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Babylon to spend $200G on East Farmingdale redevelopment

The Town of Babylon will spend up to

(Credit: Carl Corry)

The Town of Babylon will spend up to $200,000 on planning and design for redevelopment in East Farmingdale under a grant agreement with the state.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded the grant as the town seeks a master plan that could put a high-density, mixed-use project on more than a dozen privately owned lots near the intersection of Route 110 and Conklin...

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