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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

We've wrapped today's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, but here's a look at two meetings Newsday will be covering Tuesday night.

DOUBLE POLES. The North Hempstead town board Tuesday will consider a law addressing the issue of double utility poles. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Check for Twitter updates from Newsday's Lisa Irizarry: @lisairiz.

ZONING APPEALS. The Smithtown Board of Zoning Appeals holds its regular meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Smithtown Senior Citizens Center, 420 Middle Country Rd. Check Lauren R. Harrison’s coverage at 

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There's a 100 percent chance of rain Tuesday night with possible thunderstorms and temperatures are expect to hit a low of 66 degrees.


STOP COMMON CORE. Rob Astorino, a candidate for New York State governor, held a news conference in Mineola Tuesday morning, speaking out against the school curriculum known as Common Core. Scroll down -- or use the mobile link above -- to view tweets from Newsday's Robert Brodsky and Laura Figueroa about the event, and look for full coverage at

TAX CAP. The Oyster Bay Town Board also met Tuesday morning and held a hearing on piercing the state tax cap at its meeting Tuesday. 

BAMBOO LAW. A public hearing on an amendment to the Town of Babylon bamboo law was also on the agenda when the board met Tuesday morning.

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