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Long Island updates for Feb. 10

Dr. Carol Burris, principal of South Side High

Dr. Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, is expected to attend a hearing Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Woodmere Academy to discuss the state Education Department's reforms including Common Core. (Newsday Photo / John Paraskevas) Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

Welcome to the LI Now live post for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

We've concluded today's live coverage, but below, you'll find a round-up of the top stories Newsday has been working on throughout the day, as well as a look at important local meetings taking place tonight.

Also, scroll down to see today's top tweets from Newsday and its staff, our adoptable "Puppy of the Day," and some Long Island celebrities' high school yearbook photos.


EDUCATION REFORM HEARING. Educators and parents who oppose many of the state Education Department's reform initiatives are expected to be in Woodmere tonight for a forum about high-stakes testing, the Common Core academic standards and teacher evaluations. Leading the charge are Comsewogue superintendent Joseph Rella, South Side High School principal Carol Burris and test opt-out activist parent Jeanette Deutermann. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Woodmere Academy (336 Woodmere Blvd.). 

SCHOOL PROPERTY FOR SALE? Be sure to follow Newsday's Patrick Whittle (pxwhittle) on Twitter tonight as he covers a meeting in Levittown regarding the fate of a closed Island Trees school.  Island Trees School District will consider selling the site of the Geneva N. Gallow School and Stephen E. Karopczyc School to a developer for senior housing. The 7:30 p.m. meeting will be in the Island Trees High School auditorium, 59 Straight Lane in Levittown. 


SETAUKET. The Suffolk County Water Authority was reporting a water main break on Chestnut Avenue affecting approximately 28 residences, as of 3:28 p.m. Monday.

Customers in this area could experience no water service, low water pressure or discolored water for a period time as crews work on repairs.


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POTHOLES. Avoid roads riddled with potholes by checking out our pothole tracker, where readers can register potholes directly into our interactive map. And if you spot a nasty crater in the road, do your fellow drivers a favor and report it.


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