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This is the live Long Island Now post for Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, your source for the latest local breaking news, traffic and transit alerts, weather and more updates.
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Seventy years after his grandfather founded his family’s Eastport duck farm, Paul Massey will next week start the process of raising the farm’s last set of ducks.
About 3,000 eggs will be put in an incubator Thursday for four weeks until they are ready to be hatched. Then, in the last week of November or first week of December when they have grown, they will be sold for slaughter and eventual...Read more »
When Massapequa resident Dawn Boyle Kostakis created the “Massapequa Moms Group” on Facebook in 2011, it was comprised of only a few close friends.
“It was to send each other fake Tupperware invites, so we could go out at night,” said Boyle Kostakis, 43, a mother of two.
But in March 2012, a tragic event prompted Boyle Kostakis to expand her circle of Facebook friends. Another Massapequa...Read more »
SETAUKETHouse designated as historic landmark
A Colonial-era Setauket house that hid rebel muskets during the Revolutionary War has been designated a historic landmark by the Brookhaven Town Board.
The Timothy Smith House, also known as “The Old House on the Hill,” was built in 1695 and is among the oldest houses in Brookhaven, said Shawn Nuzzo, president of the Civic Association of...Read more »
A bond rating agency has lowered the ratings of Islip’s general obligation bonds, citing the town’s “adequate” budgetary performance and management conditions.
Standard & Poor’s has lowered the rating to AA+ from AAA, with a stable outlook.
“Our previous negative outlook on the debt reflected our view of the town’s ongoing structural misalignment, which we are now accounting for...Read more »
Rapper Nicki Minaj says she's not welcome to speak at her alma mater, LaGuardia High School in Manhattan.
Apparently the Hempstead School District would be more than happy to take up that spot on her schedule.
On Thursday, Minaj tweeted on her verified account, "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess....Read more »
Three adorable service dogs-in-training and an enthusiastic group of animal lovers trying to raise money for them made the Kids Help Pets Club table a popular stop Saturday during Jericho High School's homecoming carnival.
The club’s mission includes raising money to benefit animals on Long Island. Among other efforts, Kids Help Pets raised funds for local abused pit bull Miss Harper and Long...Read more »
Like a badge of honor, the number "56" could be seen written in bold, black makeup on the faces of Sayville High School cheerleaders, printed on the helmets of the varsity football team, and displayed proudly on the cars of spectators and supporters during Saturday's homecoming celebration.
Fifty-six was Sayville High School student Joey Visone’s jersey number when he played defensive end...Read more »
The Hicksville High School Homecoming Fair -- initially an idea born in the 1980s to compensate the deficit after a failed budget -- is alive and well nearly 30 years later.
Representatives from district elementary schools, the robotics team, the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Hicksville youth soccer and more were on hand to raise money for their group, as well as college scholarship funds.
“Everyone...Read more »
Lucille Iconis is just starting her second year as superintendent of Massapequa’s public schools, but she’s worked in the district for 15 years. As part of the newsday.com Town Focus series on the community, Iconis fielded a few questions from community journalist Tara Conry about the strengths of the schools, recent changes and how the district is tackling today’s educational challenges with some...Read more »