A large mulch fire forced the closure of Route 24, Conklin Avenue, between Route 110 and New Highway in East Farmingdale for more than three hours early Monday morning, police and fire officials said. -- John Valenti
Nassau County police said they are searching for a man who pretended to be a police officer, then robbed the driver he stopped Sunday evening in South Hempstead. -- John Valenti
Board appoints. The Islip Town Board meets tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 655 Main St. The agenda includes appointing recently retired Suffolk County Police Officer Gregory Byrne as commissioner of public safety and former Suffolk commissioner of parks Joseph Montuori as town parks department commissioner. Check Sarah Crichton’s Twitter updates @scrichton.
Planning board meeting. The Smithtown Town planning board will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center, 420 Middle Country Rd. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.
School repairs on agenda. The Garden City Village Board of Trustees meets Thursday at 8 p.m. and could vote on authorizing repairs to the historic St. Paul’s School clock tower face and roof, which were damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. Check Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.