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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

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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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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.

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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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Blind Bat Brewery owner sues over property lease

Paul Dlugokencky, owner of the Blind Bat Brewery,

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The owner of Blind Bat Brewery has sued a Northport property owner for $5,216 in damages after a lease agreement to move the Centerport craft brewer failed. 

Paul Dlugokencky, who runs the brewery out of his Centerport garage, was negotiating a lease for several months with Lee Holcomb, who owns the property at 19 Scudder Ave. The Northport zoning board in April approved a craft brewery...

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LI's Joe Taglic falls in 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament

Valley Stream's Joe Taglic, 17, competed in the

(Credit: Jeopardy Productions Inc.)

Valley Stream’s Joe Taglic is out of the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament, falling in a semifinal episode that aired Tuesday night.

But all is not lost. The 17-year-old will take a $10,000 prize for making the semifinal round to his next academic stop, MIT.

Taglic, a recent graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan, advanced to the semifinals on the episode that aired Friday. He finished...

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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.

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

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Valley Stream's Joe Taglic advances in 'Jeopardy!' Teen Tournament

Valley Stream's Joe Taglic, 17, competed in the

(Credit: Jeopardy Productions Inc.)

Valley Stream resident Joe Taglic advanced Friday night in the “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament.

Taglic, 17, finished second in the episode that aired Friday, earning one of the wild card spots in the semifinals. His semifinal episode will air Tuesday at 7 p.m. on WABC-TV.

He has only been watching the show since last year, but is a longtime fan of trivia. He helped create the Quiz Bowl team...

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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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