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Long Island updates for March 4, 2014

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine will deliver his

Brookhaven Town Supervisor Edward Romaine will deliver his annual State of the Town address at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Credit: Ed Betz

We're wrapping up today's live post, but below you'll find a roundup of local stories that Newsday has been following throughout the day.

Also, Newsday reporters will be covering Brookhaven's State of the Town address and the Babylon Town Board meeting later today.

COMING UP

STATE OF TOWN. Brookhaven Supervisor Edward P. Romaine delivers his annual State of the Town address at 4 p.m. today at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hall, in Farmingville. Follow Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan. 

CONTRACT OFFER, APARTMENTS. The Babylon Town Board meets at 3:30 p.m. today at Babylon Town Hall, 200 E. Sunrise Hwy., and may take action on rescinding a contract offer for the redevelopment of properties at the intersection of Great Neck Road and Albany Avenue in North Amityville.  The board is also holding a public hearing on a proposed apartment complex in East Farmingdale. Follow Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla.

DINA LOHAN IN COURT

Actress Lindsay Lohan's mother, Dina Lohan, arrived in style to Nassau's First District Court in Hempstead Tuesday morning for a hearing in her DWI case. Lohan waited inside a chauffeured Rolls-Royce parked outside the courthouse, while her lawyer waited in line. She then entered the courthouse around 9:45 a.m., however, a judge adjourned her hearing to April 15.  Scroll down to see more tweets from Fuller (@nicolefuller) or use the link below.

Watch the video above to hear what Lohan's lawyer had to say: bit.ly/1fF9Ifa

ISLIP PASSES PARKING PLAN

The Islip Town Board approved a parking meter plan this afternoon. Officials held a public hearing today on a proposal to implement parking meters in parts of Bay Shore's downtown and Long Island Rail Road lots. After three residents spoke out against the plan, the board passed traffic code amendments to allow it. Look for the full story from Newsday's Sarah Armaghan and scroll down (or use the link above if you're viewing this on a mobile device) to access her Twitter updates.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

HICKSVILLE. Accident on westbound Old Country Road between Newbridge Road / Route 106 and Wantagh State Parkway in Salisbury.

FARMINGDALE. Accident on northbound Route 110 between Route 109 / Farmingdale Road and Route 24 / Conklin Street.

COMMACK. Accident on eastbound and westbound Daly Road between County Route 4 / Commack Road and Hauppauge Road / Larkfield Road.

LIRR. The Long Island Rail Road is reporting the following delay:

-- The 2:11 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma due at Penn Station at 3:32 p.m. is operating 31 minutes late from Hicksville following police activity.

For the latest traffic and transit alerts, visit newsday.com/traffic.

WATER MAIN BREAKS

The Suffolk County Water Authority is reporting the following water main breaks.

-- AMITYVILLE. Emerald Lane South. About 35 residents could be impacted, experiencing wno water service, low water pressure or discolored water for a period of time as crews work on repairs.

NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY

It's another frigid day on Long Island, where temperatures are currently in the 20s, well below the normal averages for March, but you can warm up today with some free hot cakes as it's National Pancake Day.

To celebrate, some local restaurants, including IHOP locations, are giving away griddle cakes. Also, check out Long Island's best pancake places.

It's also Fat Tuesday, so go ahead and indulge!

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