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LI Now updates for March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Long Island. We're closing down our live post for the day, but thanks for following along.

LOTTERY. The New York Lottery today announced that the $59,236.50 top-prize winning ticket for the March 16 Take 5 drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Floral Park. The winning numbers were 12-17-18-29-38.

WEATHER. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 19 degrees. The windchill could make it feel like 10.

TRANSIT. As of 3 p.m., no major incidents were being reported.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS. The big St. Patrick’s Day parade event is in Manhattan, but make sure to check out our guide to Long Island’s own events. We’ve already attended numerous parades, with more to come.

A WEEK IN ROCKVILLE CENTRE. Newsday community journalist Tara Conry will be spending this week in Rockville Centre for our ongoing Town Focus series, which profiles communities across Long Island. Follow her on Twitter @TaraKConry and check back here for updates.

SNEAKERS GIVEAWAY. More than 100 Central Islip high school students are getting free kicks at the Sayville Running Co. on Main Street, courtesy of the Great Long Island Runner’s Club, reports Newsday's Sarah Armaghan. Follow Sarah at @AmarghanS

ISLANDWIDE VILLAGE ELECTIONS. More than three dozen villages around Long Island hold elections Tuesday. Amityville, Bellerose, Farmingdale, Head of the Harbor, Island Park, Mastic Beach, Munsey Park, Northport, Old Field and Stewart Manor have contested races for mayor or trustees. Go to newsday.com/villagevote for staff updates on the races and for details on election night.

SUFFOLK COUNTY TOBACCO BUYING. The Suffolk County Legislature is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The public can speak on the bill at 4 p.m. at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown. Follow David Schwartz’s Twitter updates @schwartznewsNY.

NORTHPORT VILLAGE MEETING. The Northport Board of Trustees meets Wednesday for the last time before the newly elected officials take office. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 224 Main St. Follow Mackenzie Issler’s Twitter updates @mackissler.

SMITHTOWN PLANNING BOARD. The Smithtown Planning Board meets at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Eugene A. Cannataro Senior Citizen Center, 420 Middle Country Rd. The Town Board meets at the same location at 7 p.m. Thursday. Go to newsday.com to follow for Lauren R. Harrison’s coverage.

RIVERHEAD TOWN BOARD. The Riverhead Town Board meets tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, 200 Howell Ave. The East Hampton Town Board meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 159 Pantigo Rd. Follow Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.

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