HURRICANE CENTRAL: As Hurricane Irene churns up the Atlantic Ocean and threatens Long Island, keep checking for the latest developments, information on the storm’s track and advice about preparations via staff updates on newsday.com and on Twitter.
PLANNING BOARD: The Town of Babylon planning board is scheduled to meet Monday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall (200 East Sunrise Hwy., Lindenhurst) to consider various applications. Check Denise Bonilla’s Twitter updates @denisebonilla.
BUS TALK: Several civic groups opposed to Nassau County’s plan to privatize Long Island Bus will hold a “people’s hearing” Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ethical Humanist Society (38 Old Country Rd., Garden City) to allow riders and other members of the public to offer their thoughts on the proposal. The county has chosen Veolia Transportation to take over the system in January. Check Alfonso Castillo’s updates on newsday.com and @NewsdayAlfonso.