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Roundup: County to consider land buy in Selden; Farmingdale credit rating upgraded

A Suffolk County legislative committee has agreed to

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County considering Selden land buy

The Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday will consider purchasing almost 16 acres from the Middle Country School District that would be added to a large recreational park in Selden.

A legislative committee agreed Monday to use drinking water protection funds for the $1.26 million purchase of land behind Hawkins Path Elementary School.


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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Monday, April 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing nearly

Welcome to Monday and Newsday's Long Island Now live post for April 21, 2014.

Public and private schools across Long Island and New York City are closed for spring recess, making for lighter traffic.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but this post contains a roundup of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

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Hempstead school district appeals over firing of principals

The Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead in

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The Hempstead school district has appealed a court ruling that found it had failed to comply with a state law when it fired three principals last year.

The school district filed a notice of appeal last week with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the state of New York, after a Nassau County Supreme Court judge decided last month in favor of the fired principals -- David Evans,...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Seeking the public's help, Crime Stoppers and Nassau

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Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

We've concluded today's live coverage, but here, you'll find a rundown of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day. For Twitter updates from the Newsday team, scroll down -- or use the link below if you're a mobile reader.


Nassau County Police and...

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Newsday’s ‘Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes’ project

Once inside the castle at Sands Point Preserve

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Do you have a son or daughter attending a senior prom on Long Island this year?

If so, we’d like to come share in the fun through a video project we’re debuting, “Prom Through the Parents’ Eyes.”

We're looking for parents and students who will let us come to their homes and chronicle parents as they're seeing their kids off on this special night. We want to capture parents' emotions...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Monday, April 14, 2014

The Port Jefferson Village Board is scheduled to

(Credit: Jasmin Frankel)

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Monday, April 14, 2014.

Public schools on Long Island and in New York City were closed Monday as spring break kicked off, so you may notice less cars on the road. Passover also starts tonight, so those observing the holiday will be leaving work earlier. The LIRR added extra trains (see below) to accommodate these travelers.

Today's live coverage...

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Nick Cannon, 'America's Got Talent' host, plays Long Island principal

"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon with Setauket

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Nick Cannon, host of “America’s Got Talent,” took over Setauket Elementary School as principal for the day on Friday -- after students proved they had the talent to collect more food donations than any other school in Suffolk County.

Cheers erupted and students jumped and squealed with excitement as Cannon arrived at the school to step into principal Nathalie Lilavoius’ shoes and handle the...

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Jenny McCarthy's visit to Shirley school airs Friday on 'The View'

"The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy visits Nathaniel Woodhull

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On March 14, “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy played guest teacher to 26 second-graders at Nathaniel Woodhull Elementary School in Shirley, a visit that will air 11 a.m. Friday on the talk show.

The class teacher, Leigh-Ann Rosen, saw the show announce the segment in January and emailed them to see if McCarthy could come get a taste of her job. Two weeks later, the show’s producers told her...

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New Hyde Park students win prizes for Nassau Coliseum plan

Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale (Sept.

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A team of five students from New Hyde Park High School won $5,000 cash and will share a $10,000 college scholarship after winning Nassau Comptroller George Maragos’ competition on Wednesday to conceive the best business plan to redevelop the Nassau Coliseum.

The winning plan involved placing solar panels on businesses around the 77-acre Coliseum site in Uniondale. The revenue would be generated...

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

Central Islip High School, located at 85 Wheeler

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

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

Although we've wrapped up today's live coverage, below you can find a round-up of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to view social media updates from Newsday's reporters including Laura Figueroa and Paul LaRocco, who are covering today's Nassau...

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