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Long Island news, weather, traffic, LIRR and school updates for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. A proposal

Islip Town Hall West in 2011. A proposal for the Bolla Oil gas station project on Main Street in Bay Shore has been submitted to the Town of Islip’s planning board. Credit: Erin Geismar

Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Thursday, May 8, 2014.

We've concluded today's live coverage, but here, you'll find a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following along with daily tweets from reporters.

(Mobile users: Check the link below for social media updates.)


GAS STATION. Newsday's Sarah Armaghan will be at the Town of Islip Planning Board meeting. There will be a public hearing regarding a proposal for a zoning change and special permits for a convenience store and gasoline service station for the Bolla Oil gas station project on Main Street in Bay Shore. The meeting starts at 7:30 p. m. at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St. Follow Armaghan’s Twitter updates: @ArmaghanS  


WATER MAIN BREAK. Some Suffolk County Water Authority customers in Shoreham may have had a disruption in water services. SCWA is working to repair a main break on Albert Street that impacts about 36 residences. Homes in the affected area may experience no water service, low water pressure or discolored water until the break is repaired.

HUNTINGTON TOWN FOCUS. Community journalist Brittany Wait is back in Huntington Village  as her weeklong Town Focus series continues. Scroll down or use the mobile link above to find out what she's up to.

JOSEPH BEER TRIAL. Newsday's Bridget Murphy was live-tweeting from the start of the trial of Joseph Beer, a Queens teen accused of driving under the influence and speeding in a crash that killed four of his friends. Scroll down or use the mobile link to see her Twitter updates.


Today's forecast calls for overcast skies with showers in the morning, then a chance of rain in the afternoon and a high of 63. Winds will come from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is 60 percent. Tonight will be overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain after midnight. The forecast low is 52 with winds less than 5 mph and a 30 percent chance of rain.


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