Veteran war correspondent Marie Colvin, a native of East Norwich, was one of two journalists killed in a shelling attack on the besieged city of Homs, Syria, on Wednesday, her newspaper, The Times of London, is reporting. -- JOHN VALENTI
NICE Hearing: Veolia Transportation will hold a public hearing today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss planned service cuts and changes to NICE bus. The hearing will be held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 101 James Doolittle Blvd. Check Alfonso Castillo’s updates at newsday.com.
Town Board: The Riverhead Town board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall (200 Howell Ave.). At 6 p.m., a town planning consultant will host a one-hour open house on potential zoning changes along Rte. 25A in Wading River, then will make a formal presentation on the plan during the board meeting. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.
Hess Hearing: The Smithtown Town board will meet tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Eugene Cannataro Senior Center (420 Middle Country Rd.) and will hold a public hearing on a controversial proposal to put a Hess Express gas station-convenience store at Harned Road and Jericho Turnpike in Commack. Check Carl MacGowan’s Twitter updates @CarlMacGowan.