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Long Island news, weather, traffic and LIRR updates for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

It's Day 3 of Newsday's Town Focus in

It's Day 3 of Newsday's Town Focus in the Massapequas. Credit: Instagram user Tara Conry

Good afternoon, Long Island. Thanks for visiting the Long Island Now live blog post for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

We're winding down for the day, but here are a few things to keep an eye on.

(Mobile readers: Use the link below to access social media posts.)

TOWN FOCUS

Newsday community journalist Tara Conry is back in The Massapequas Wednesday as our "Town Focus" continues. 

Today, Tara will be getting a tour of some of the community's historic locations. Follow her live coverage on Twitter and Instagram (@TaraKConry). You can also view her latest social media updates below. (Mobile readers: Use the link at the top of this post.)

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

For more traffic and transit information, check out the newsday.com page at http://nwsdy.li/1hh2eph.

WANTED 

Nassau County police are looking for an unidentified woman who allegedly attempted to fraudently cash three checks totaling almost $25,000 using the stolen identity of an Oceanside resident. The attempts were made at the JP Morgan Bank locations in Toms River and Brick, New Jersey between Friday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 27.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous. 

SILENT AUCTION TO BENEFIT SENIORS

Hofstra University will host an art show and silent auction featuring artwork created by residents of the Bristal Assisted Living Communities to benefit "Senior Dreams Come True," an organization that provides assistance to senior citizens with economic needs. The auction will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Hagedorn Hall, Hofstra University. 

MAN SOUGHT IN SAKS BLAZER THEFT

Suffolk County police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly stole a $695 Helmut Lang blazer from the Saks Fifth Avenue location at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Aug. 19. 

Anyone with information can call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

WEATHER

THURSDAY: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a 30 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79.

WHAT TO WATCH

LINDENHURST: The Lindenhurst district's board of education will hold a community workshop Wednesday evening to receive input on a proposal bond referendum for capital projects. The workshop will take place at 8 at the McKenna Administration Building. Check Denise M. Bonilla's coverage at newsday.com

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