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Long Island updates for Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shown are digestor tanks at the Bay Park

Shown are digestor tanks at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in East Rockaway. At right is a 60-foot-high gas sphere on March 9, 2011. Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Thursday, March 20, 2014, be sure to take a look at today's top stories, upcoming meetings and social media updates.

Friday, we will continue to be your source for breaking news, weather and traffic and transit delays.

Enjoy the first day of spring! It's 54 degrees. Low of 32 degrees later on.

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PUBLIC HEARING EYES REPAIRS TO BAY PARK SEWAGE PLANT. Nassau County lawmakers held a special public hearing at 2 p.m. today in the county legislature's meeting chambers, 1550 Franklin Ave., Mineola, to discuss repairs to the Sandy-damaged Bay Park sewage treatment plant.

Robert Brodsky's Twitter updates @BrodskyRobert are below. 


BRENTWOOD. Water services are shutdown due to emergency repair of a water main on Orient Avenue. The shutdown will affect 16 residences.

ISLIP. Water services are shutdown due to emergency repair of a water main on Moffitt Boulevard. The shutdown will affect seven residences and 10 businesses.


HEMPSTEAD VILLAGE: SCHOOL MEETING. The Hempstead School District will meet tonight at 7 in Hempstead High School's Little Theater, 201 President St. Earlier this month, district officials sought a consultant to help find funding for the potential construction of nine new schools. Read Aisha Al-Muslim's Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim

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

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