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Buses still replacing Montauk Line trains

Buses continue to replace some trains on the

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Buses continue to replace some trains on the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk Branch, as the LIRR performs track inspections through much of this week.

In total, 21 trains were scheduled to be wholly or partially replaced from Monday through Thursday. The LIRR estimated that 405 customers would be affected by the service change. The railroad said customers should allot an extra 23 to 41 minutes...

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Rain pushes final St. Patrick's Day parade to April

The final St. Patrick's Day parade of 2014

(Credit: Erica Jackson)

St. Patrick is closing in on the Easter Bunny's turf.

Citing inclement weather, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce has pushed the community’s St. Patrick’s Day parade back to Sunday, April 6. That’s 20 days after St. Patrick's Day and 14 days before Easter.

The parade had been scheduled for Sunday, March 30.

The parade, which travels down Main Street, will start at 12:30...

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LI roundup: Sandy fee waiver in Hempstead, Patchogue sewer funding


Sandy-related fee waiver extended

Hempstead Town lost about $1.5 million in building department fees by waiving home reconstruction and repair permit charges to help ease rebuilding efforts for homeowners still dealing with superstorm Sandy’s aftermath, officials said.

But the town board Wednesday voted unanimously for the fifth time to extend the fee waiver program...

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'Pothole patrol' tackles Patchogue roadways

Luis Arias, of Patchogue, walks along Nottingham Avenue

(Credit: James Carbone)

Patchogue’s public works crews are repairing potholes before they pose a public safety and health threat, village officials said.

Workers plan to fix the worst holes first, officials said at Monday’s village board meeting.

“While the crews will be on the streets every day that weather allows filling potholes … We are going to repair those that pose a serious threat to health and safety,...

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