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Long Island updates for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, March 12, 2014, take a look at the day's top stories and social media updates below.

Find evening meetings below. We'll be back in the morning to serve as your source for breaking news and traffic and transit delays.

Widespread rain, potentially heavy at times, will be moving into Long Island in late afternoon just in time for the Wednesday evening rush. There's a chance of thunderstorms and snow after midnight with a low of 16 degrees. Bundle up Thursday morning. Expect temperatures to drop into the 30s. 

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$72G TAKE 5 LOTTERY TICKET SOLD IN SOUND BEACH. Double-check the lottery ticket you bought Tuesday. You might just be $72,629 richer. The winning ticket for Tuesday's Take 5 drawing was sold at Shan Corner, 178 Sound Beach Blvd., according to a news release from the New York Lottery.


PATCHOGUE. Water shutdown due to emergency water main repair on River Road. This will affect 25 residences and four businesses.


BAY SHORE -- SCHOOL BUDGET. The Bay Shore Union Free School District's Board of Education will hold its budget workshop meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the Bay Shore Senior High School, 155 Third Ave. The meeting is to discuss the 2014-15 school budget. Follow Sarah Armaghan's Twitter updates @ArmaghanS.

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

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