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Stories to follow today: Cops seek hit-run driver

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who

Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a 14-year-old girl in Medford. (Jan. 16, 2011) Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Cops still seek driver in Medford hit-run

Police are still searching for the driver of a dark-colored sport utility vehicle that struck a 14-year-old girl walking along a road in Medford Monday night -- then fled the scene.
The girl suffered a broken leg in the hit-and-run. -- JOHN VALENTI

Wind advisory lifted, but gusts 40 to 45 mph

An early-morning wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service was lifted just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. But, forecasters said, strong, gusting winds as high as 40-to-45 mph still have the potential to knock down tree limbs and topple power lines this morning. -- JOHN VALENTI


Board Talk: The Riverhead Town board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall (200 Howell Ave.) and plans to discuss the bids to build a new children’s playground in the downtown business district next to the community garden on the Peconic River, which was started last year. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.


Budget Hearing: The Great Neck Plaza village board of trustees meets Wednesday at 8 at Village Hall (2 Gussack Plaza) and is scheduled to hold a hearing on the proposed 2012-13 budget, which clerk-treasurer Patricia O’Byrne said does not exceed the state tax cap. Check Emi Endo’s Twitter updates @e2_newsday.


Planning Board: The Smithtown planning board will meet Wednesday at 8 at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center (420 Middle Country Rd.) and will consider a proposal to build three homes on a lot at Terry Road and Annette Avenue. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.


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