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Long Island updates for Friday, March 21, 2014

Ireland native Kathleen Alcock, owner of the Kathleen

Ireland native Kathleen Alcock, owner of the Kathleen of Donegal's Irish Imports in Rockville Centre, said she always sees an uptick in business on the day of the St. Patrick's Day parade, Friday, March 21, 2014. Credit: Tara Conry

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Friday, March 21, 2014, be sure to note the upcoming local meetings listed below and take a look at our top stories from today.

On Monday, we'll return with more breaking news updates, weather and traffic and transit delays.

Enjoy the weekend and see you next week!

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Town Focus: Day 5 in Rockville Centre

Community journalist Tara Conry is wrapping up her week in Rockville Centre today for Newsday's "Town Focus" series. She spent the day stopping in at some of the restaurants, shops and bars in the downtown area to see what they are doing to prepare for Saturday's big St. Patrick's Day parade.


MALVERNE - AIRPLANE NOISE - The Town-Village Aircraft Safety Noise Abatement Committee is holding a meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Malverne Village Hall, 99 Church St. Officials from the Port Authority, which manages Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, will discuss Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's directive for an airplane noise study. Be sure to follow Aisha Al-Muslim's Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

PORT WASHINGTON - TALL POLES - North Hempstead is holding an informational meeting Monday about the PSEG Long Island Port Washington to Great Neck overhead transmission project. The 7 p.m. meeting will be at the Harbor Links Clubhouse, 1 Fairway Dr. Be sure to follow Scott Eidler's Twitter updates @EidzTowns.

HEMPSTEAD TOWN - CO DETECTORS - The Hempstead Town Board is holding a public meeting Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion to discuss a proposed law that would require carbon monoxide detectors in public places. Be sure to follow Aisha Al-Muslim's Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

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