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Long Island updates for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray works in

Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray works in his office on March 17, 2014. Credit: Tara Conry

As we wrap up Newsday's LI Now live post for Tuesday, March 18, 2014, be sure to check out our top stories and social media updates below from community reporter Tara Conry, who spent her day exploring Rockville Centre.

And there's a local meeting tonight, as well as village elections. See below.

Tomorrow, we'll continue to be source for weather, transit and traffic updates across Long Island, so come back!

(For mobile readers, click the link above for social media updates.)

TOWN FOCUS: 10 things to know about the Rockville Centre mayor

During Newsday's five-day "Town Focus" on Rockville Centre, community journalist Tara Conry discovered 10 interested things about its Mayor Francis Murray. Scroll down for further Twitter updates from her throughout the day.


SUFFOLK COUNTY - TOBACCO BUYING. The Suffolk County Legislature is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would raise the age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The public can speak on the bill at 4 p.m. at the William H. Rogers Legislature Building, 725 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown. Follow David Schwartz' Twitter updates @schwartznewsNY

ISLANDWIDE - VILLAGE ELECTIONS. More than three dozen villages on Long Island hold elections today. Amityville, Bellerose, Farmingdale, Head of the Harbor, Island Park, Mastic Beach, Munsey Park, Nothport, Old Field and Stewart Manor have contested races for mayor or trustees. Go to for staff updates on the races and for details on election night.

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