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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Good morning Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Here's the latest happenings on Long Island today. Check back often for the latest breaking news, traffic and weather alerts, and LIRR delays.

Mobile users can click the link below to access our live coverage.

TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

DIX HILLS: An accident has blocked the shoulder on the LIE...

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Billy Joel, Billy Crystal battle in Round 4 of That's SO Long Island

We’re in Round 4 of our “That’s SO

It’s time to decide the final four contestants in Newsday’s “That’s SO Long Island” tournament.

Round 4 is now underway, and just eight of the contest's original 64 iconic local foods, celebrities, attractions and activities picked are still in the running to the claim the title.

In the “Food” corner, it’s a high-carb fight between bagels, which creamed Blue Point beer in the previous...

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Glen Cove's Eva Casale completes second of seven marathons in 7 days for cancer research

Eva Casale, 49, of Glen Cove, receives a

(Credit: Tara Conry)

When Eva Casale arrived at the Sayville Running Company store Tuesday night, she was greeted with cheers, cowbells and hugs. The 49-year-old Glen Cove resident was drenched with sweat from the 19 miles she had already logged in the 80-degree weather, but she was still smiling.

"I feel good," she said.

She was just a few miles shy of completing her second marathon of the week, and a group...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to the LI Now Live post for Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

We've wrapped up the live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following throughout the day.

Scroll down to view a daily roundup of tweets and Instagram updates from the Newsday team.

(Mobile users can access social media updates via the link above.)

WANTED

Suffolk...

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Hammock Day approaches, we want to hear from you

On a lazy holiday weekend some people chose

(Credit: Newsday / Audrey C. Tiernan)

If you have a hammock, Newsday wants to hear from you. As National Hammock Day  approaches (yes, really), we’d like to know a bit about you and your bed of canvas. How long have you had your hammock, why did you get it and when and where do you lounge in it?

Send the information, along with your name, address and phone number, by July 9 to lilife@newsday.com or write to LI Life Editor,...

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Roundup: Nassau Community College continues firefighter scholarship program

Nassau Community College plans to use $400,000 from its fund reserves to continue a program that provides tuition reimbursement to volunteer county firefighters, officials announced Tuesday.

A Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to pay for the Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment and Retention Scholarship Program expired last year. The college and the county combined to fill in the gap...

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Town of Huntington earmarks $300G for lawsuit filed by LIPA

A sign outside Huntington Town Hall is seen

(Credit: Alexi Knock)

The Town of Huntington has earmarked an additional $300,000 to pay legal fees to defend a lawsuit filed by the Long Island Power Authority claiming an overassessment of the Northport power plant.

The money will pay for additional legal fees for the town’s counsel in the suit, Poughkeepsie-based Lewis and Greer, and the cost of hiring experts.

“To date Lewis and Greer has been paid about...

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Glen Cove mansion that was cited for sewage is for sale

Jimmy Ziegen, water service maintainer of the Glen

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

A Gold Coast mansion in Glen Cove that last year was found to be discharging raw sewage into wetlands is for sale, owner Marvin Schein said.

Schein, a well-known art collector and son of Henry Schein, the founder of a Melville-based medical supply firm, declined to discuss details of the sale of the mansion, which was built in 1931. The 8.2-acre estate includes two buildings totaling 18,228...

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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Good afternoon, Long Island. Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

We've wrapped Tuesday's live coverage, but here's a look at some of the stories we've been following.

Scroll down to see Twitter and Instagram updates from Newsday and its staff including the latest from transportation reporter Alfonso Castillo, who is following the developments...

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Dogs still up for adoption after being rescued from Brookhaven home

Most of the 30 Papillon dogs handed over to the Brookhaven Animal Shelter last month have been adopted, Brookhaven officials said.

The dogs, which were available for free adoption until June 30, were signed over to the shelter after a Brookhaven homeowner’s house was condemned last month, town officials said.

The dogs were examined by a veterinarian and declared healthy. The adoption...

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