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Stories to follow today: 2 reported injured in Bay Shore fire

Suffolk County police said the fire at the

Suffolk County police said the fire at the Wayside Fence manufacturing and distribution center on Third Avenue in Bay Shore was reported at 1:39 a.m. Firefighters from Bay Shore, West Islip, Islip, East Islip and Islip Terrace battled the blaze. (February 29, 2012) Credit: Paul Mazza

2 reported injured in Bay Shore fire

An early morning fire Wednesday at a fencing manufacturer in Bay Shore sent one firefighter and one other person to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, fire officials said. -- JOHN VALENTI


Proposed Walgreens: Hempstead Town’s board of appeals meets today at 2 p.m. in the Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, adjacent to Hempstead Town Hall, for a public hearing about a controversial proposal to open a Walgreens on Meacham Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike. Property owner Clover Associates Llc wants to demolish seven stores, and also seeks several variances. Read Aisha Al-Muslim’s Twitter updates @AishaAlMuslim.


Bus Hearing: Plans to increase bus fares for the first time in 20 years will be the subject of a public hearing today at 3 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. The county plans to increase Suffolk County Transit fares from $1.50 to $2. Check staff updates at


Budget Workshop: The Lindenhurst school district’s board of education will hold a budget workshop tonight at 7 at the McKenna Administration Building at 350 Daniel St. Check Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla.


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