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Long Island updates for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An artist rendering depicts what Sewanhaka Central High

An artist rendering depicts what Sewanhaka Central High School might look like if district officials are able to secure funding to repair its aging school buildings and sports fields through a bond referendum, which will be discussed at a board of education meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Credit: Handout

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

We've wrapped up today's live coverage, but below you'll find a rundown of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day, social media updates and more. 

Newsday reporters will also be covering the following meetings tonight.


BOND RESOLUTION. The Sewanhaka Central High School District will hold a board meeting tonight at 8 at Sewanhaka High School, 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park, to discuss another possible bond referendum to upgrade seven aging school buildings and several sporting fields. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.

GOLF PRO. The Glen Cove City Council will vote tonight on a resolution authorizing Mayor Reginald Spinello to enter into an agreement with MG Golf Corp. of Glen Cove to provide golf pro services at the city golf course. The council meeting starts at 7:30 at City Hall, 9 Glen St. Check Ted Phillips’ Twitter updates @tedephillips.

SCHOOL SALE. The Deer Park school district board of education meets from 8 to 10 tonight at the district office, 1881 Deer Park Ave. Residents have recently complained about a district proposal to sell the old Washington Avenue School building. Check Nicholas Spangler’s coverage at 


BLACKOUT IMPACTS 1,025. A problem at a PSEG-Long Island substation caused a 45-minute blackout for more than 1,000 customers in Old Brookville and Greenvale on Tuesday morning, a utility spokeswoman said. The cause of the incident is under investigation, PSE&G spokeswoman Elizabeth Flagler told Newsday. She said the outage occurred at 11:07 and affected 1,025 customers. Power to all customers was restored by 11:52 a.m., Flagler said.

BISHOP INSTALLATION. The Diocese of Rockville Centre held a ceremony Tuesday afternoon to install its first immigrant auxiliary bishop, Poland native Andrzej Jerzy Zglejszewski. Look for the story and photos at

FLAVOR FLAV IN COURT. Rapper William "Flavor Flav" Drayton arrived at court in Mineola this morning, sporting his signature giant clock around his neck, to face charges of speeding and driving without a license stemming from his Jan. 9 arrest on the Meadowbrook State Parkway. Drayton's case was adjourned to May. Check out Bridget Murphy's story, and scroll down (or if using a mobile device, use the link below) to view her tweets from the courthouse. 

CO DETECTORS, SHELTER DIRECTOR. Reporter Aisha Al-Muslim (@AishaAlMuslim) was tweeting from this morning's Hempstead Town Board meeting, where officials approved proposal to require carbon monoxide detectors in public places and announced that the current director of the town's animal shelter, Cindy Iacopella, will most likely vacant her position in June. Scroll down to view her tweets -- or use the link above if you're a mobile user. We'll have the full story tonight on

SNOW FORECAST DOWNGRADED. It's another cold spring day on Long Island and snow is heading our way -- but on the bright side, the original weather forecast has been downgraded. Most of Long Island should see only 2 to 4 inches Tuesday into Wednesday as the approaching nor'easter is expected to pass far enough to the east to deliver only a glancing blow, forecasters say.

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