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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., becomes emotional

(Credit: AP / Elise Amendola)

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. This is your source for breaking news, weather, traffic and transit delays, as well as social media updates from Newsday and staff in the field.

We've wrapped today's live coverage, but scroll down to find a roundup of today's top local stories including news about Boston marathon winner Meb Keflezighi's...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Suffolk County Legislature is holding a hearing

Good afternoon, Long Islanders, and Happy Earth Day.

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. We've wrapped today's live coverage, but Newsday reporters will be at the following meetings tonight.

COMING UP TONIGHT

SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE. The Kings Park board of education meets at 7:30 p.m. to vote on authorization to adopt the $83,562,788...

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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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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Friday, April 18, 2014

Suffolk County police responded to the report of

(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Thank you for visiting Newsday's LI Now live post for Friday, April 18, 2014.

Happy Easter and Passover, and while you're traveling today stay safe, as there's quite a bit of road construction going on. 

(Mobile readers: Click the link below for social media updates.)

TRAFFIC & TRANSIT

NORTHERN STATE - There's construction work on the Northern State Parkway...

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Girl Scouts donate more than a million cookies to troops

Nassau County Girl Scouts load boxes of cookies

(Credit: Tara Conry)

About 35 Girl Scouts and a few local officials and National Guard members formed a brigade in Garden City Thursday morning to load boxes of cookies onto a delivery truck bound for JFK Airport.

The cases of Savannah Smiles, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos and other Girl Scout treats were going to be added to the thousands already packed into a plane headed to the Middle East, where the cookies will be distributed...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, April 17, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 17, 2014, be sure to check out our local coverage below.

There's also a meeting tonight in Garden City. The village board, which meets tonight at 8 at Village Hall, 351 Stewart Ave, will consider setting aside $305,910 from its termination reserve account for termination benefits for former village administrator Robert Schoelle,...

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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

(Credit: NCPD/Crime Stoppers)

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.

REWARD FOR SUNGLASS HUT SUSPECTS

Nassau County Police and...

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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.

Today's live coverage...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but here, you'll a round-up of some of the stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, along with Twitter updates from our staff. (Scroll down -- or use the link below if you're reading this post on a mobile device -- to see social media updates.)

Newsday will also be...

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