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

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

Your source for breaking news, weather, traffic and transit updates. Be sure to check back often today for social media updates from Newsday and its staff.

It's chilly this morning, but will be partly cloudy and breezy with a high of 48 degrees and a low of 30.

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Roundup: Bulkhead fixes needed near marina

The recent dredging of the Northport’s Woodbine Marina revealed that a nearby bulkhead was incorrectly installed more than a decade ago.

Some of the sheet piles weren’t attached deep enough on the bulkhead along Cow Harbor Park, Huntington Town spokesman A.J. Carter said.

Carter said the contractor that constructed the bulkhead is out of business and that “the town has no recourse other...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, take a look at the weather forecast below and the local meeting happening tonight.

What's worse than a rainy day? How about the day taxes are due. It's the daily double -- it's tax day. But here is a little secret for those of you scrambling through the puddles to file federal returns -- penalties for filing late federal...

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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.

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Long Islanders get some color at Run or Dye 5k

Runners were covered in colored powder at the

(Credit: Michael Cusanelli)

Thousands of runners shrieked and danced while running through the parking lot of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, covered from head to toe in brightly colored cornstarch during the Run or Dye 5k. The goal was not to finish first; runners were challenged to get as messy as possible during the morning run by showering each other in colors.

The Run or Dye 5k is held throughout...

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Roundup: Smithtown raises towing fee maximums

SMITHTOWN

Town raises towing fee maximums

Smithtown Town Board members have unanimously approved an amendment to the town code that raise the maximum amounts for towing fees for vehicles.

The board voted 5-0 to increase the fees, which Smithtown Town Attorney Matthew Jakubowski said apply to vehicles reported by Suffolk County police within the town.

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Mutilated puppy and its mom reunite in Huntington

Miss Harper, left, a 10-month-old pit bull puppy

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Miss Harper, the 10-month-old pit bull puppy found with its ears and hind right leg cut off last September, was reunited with its mother at My Pet’s Vet in Huntington on Thursday.

Her mother Missy, 7, was a victim of overbreeding, and Miss Harper was in one of her litters.

Missy was surrendered by her owners Wednesday and taken by the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...

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Bay Shore microbrewery gets OK for larger bar

Richard Sobotka, owner of Great South Bay Brewery,

(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Islip’s only microbrewery is getting a larger bar to showcase its frosty beverages.

The Islip Town planning board approved the Great South Bay Brewery’s application for a special permit to operate a larger bar inside its site at 25 Drexel Dr. in Bay Shore.

The board voted 5-1 to approve the permit at its Thursday meeting. Board member Michael Kennedy voted against the application.

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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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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, April 11, 2014

Suffolk County police have released surveillance images of

(Credit: SCPD)

Thanks for visiting the LI Now Live post for Friday, April 11, 2014.

As we wrap up for the day, here's the latest happenings.

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WANTED

The Suffolk County police Second Precinct is seeking help to identify and locate the man who allegedly stole baby formula from a Huntington Station store last month.

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