Good morning, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now live post for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
This post will keep you informed about local traffic and transit alerts, weather, upcoming meetings and events and some top stories you might have missed. Also, scroll down for a glance at key historic events that happened on this date.
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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT
WEST ISLIP: The left lane is closed on the Robert Moses Causeway southbound approaching Ocean Parkway due to construction.
GREENVALE: The right lane is closed in both directions on Route 25A between Glen Cove Road and before Route 101 in Manhasset.
Be prepared for rain and thunderstorms Thursday, with possible rainfall amounting to .4 inches with a high of 59. Thursday night, there's a 50 percent chance of rain with a low of 46.
Check out more on Thursday's weather here: http://nwsdy.li/1ppQbLT
TODAY IN HISTORY
Today in 1917, New York State allowed women to vote in state elections for the very first time. The movement in New York came three years before the 19th Amendment, which gives women the right to vote in all elections.
WHAT TO WATCH
BROOKHAVEN: The town board meets at 5 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall for public hearings on the proposed 2015 general fund and capital budgets. See Carl MacGowan's Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.
HUNTINGTON: A public meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall will consider and possibly vote on the 2015 proposed budget. Check Valerie Bauman's tweets @ValerieReports.