Good afternoon, Long Island! It's a hot one out there — 91 degrees!

As we wrap up Newsday's Long Island Now live post for Wednesday, June 18, 2014, be sure to check out our local news coverage, weather, traffic updates and more.

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In some late-coming village election news, incumbents lost re-election bids in the small North Shore villages of Poquott and Shoreham.

In Poquott, Mayor Barbara Donovan was defeated by challenger Dolores Parrish, 135-122. Shoreham Mayor Roger Pijacki lost to challenger Ed Weiss, 143-87.

In the Poquott trustee race, challengers Edward Schmidt (146 votes) and John Pesek (131) unseated incumbents Sandra Nicoletti (115) and Christine Vitkun (110). 

In the Shoreham trustee race, challengers Kathleen Baumann Schnoor (140 votes) and Rosie Connell (135) defeated John Miller (103) and incumbent trustee Carol Willen (80). Full election results


SOUTHERN STATE PKWY. A crash is blocking the left eastbound lane at Exit 30S.

LIE: An accident investigation has closed the LIE north service road between Crooked Hill and Commack roads in Commack. Stop-and-go traffic from the Sagtikos Parkway.

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Today: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain/thunderstorms and a high of 91. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain/thunderstorms and a low of 66. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.


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