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Long Island updates for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

The Fire Island Planning Committee is holding a

The Fire Island Planning Committee is holding a weekday meeting in Manhattan on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 to discuss plans for New York Rising funding related to superstorm Sandy damage. Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

Welcome to Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.

Sunday's unseasonably warm weather seems like a distant memory as temperatures won't even hit 40 degrees Tuesday on Long Island and snow is in the forecast.

Today's high will be 36 degrees with a windchill as low as 10, and the thermometer will drop down to a low of 19 degrees tonight.  There's a 20 percent chance of snow this evening, and a 70 percent chance on Wednesday with accumulations of up to 1 inch possible.

Although today's live coverage has wrapped, you can find a rundown of stories that Newsday has been working on today.

Newsday will also be covering these local meetings tonight.


HEMPSTEAD SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. The Hempstead school district board is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 in Hempstead High School’s auditorium, 201 President St. The board last month voted to dismiss deputy superintendent Julius Brown, who last year publicly admitted the district rounded up final grades. Read Newsday reporter Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim. 

FIRE ISLAND PLANNING COMMITTEE. The Fire Island Planning Committee is holding a weekday meeting in Manhattan today to discuss plans for New York Rising funding. The 6:30 p.m. meeting is in the Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave. Check Sophia Chang’s Twitter updates @schangnewsday.

N. HEMPSTEAD MEETING. The North Hempstead Town Board meets today at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Check Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @EidzTowns. 

SOUTHAMPTON BOARD MEETS. The Southampton Town Board meets tonight at 6 at Town Hall. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch. 


Te Long Island Rail Road canceled the 3:58 p.m. train from Riverhead due at Ronkonkoma at 4:43 p.m. due to equipment trouble. Customers are being accommodated by bus.

For the latest traffic accidents and train delays, visit


TV SHOW SHOOTING ON LI. The CBS drama "Person of Interest" is filming in downtown Mineola today near the Nassau County executive offices. The production, which began at 9 a.m. and will continue through midnight, could lead to some traffic closures on arteries such as 15th Street and Franklin Avenue, Nassau police said. Scroll down or use the link above to see Twitter updates about the film shoot.

SCHOOL EVACUATED FOR LEAK. Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a gas leak was detected in the area, a National Grid spokeswoman said. The evacuation lasted about a half-hour, from about 8:30 to 9 a.m.

RETIREMENT INCENTIVES.  The Oyster Bay Town Board met this morning at Town Hall to discuss a local law authorizing a local retirement incentive program for the eligible employees of the town. Look for Bill Bleyer’s story at

AFFORDABLE HOUSING. An affordable-housing group held a news conference today in Great Neck to speak out about the decline in  25- to 34 year-olds living on Long Island and in suburbs north of New York City. Check for the story.


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