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On the agenda


A look at local meetings taking place today.

HOMECOMING SELECTION POLICY: The Central Islip Board of Education meets tonight and will continue discussions about adopting a homecoming king and queen selection policy after a female student was elected king last year. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Alfano Building, 50 Wheeler Rd. Follow Newsday reporter Sarah Armaghan’s Twitter updates at @ArmaghanS.

Traffic and weather

Tonight will be overcast and breezy with 10 to 20 mph winds and a 60 percent chance of rain after midnight. The low tonight will be 45 degrees.

The Long Island Rail Road was forced to suspend all train service between Jamaica and Penn Station mid-Monday morning because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels, a railroad spokesman said. But by 12:30 p.m., the LIRR was reporting that most trains were running on or close to schedule.


Headlines

Here's a look at today's top local stories.

FLUKE QUOTAS REVISITED: A new three-state approach to setting recreational fluke fishing quotas that would ease restrictions on the size New York anglers could keep appears to have support from a federal fisheries council, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday.

DA SEEKING CHARGES IN FATAL HUNTING ACCIDENTAn upstate prosecutor said Monday he intends to pursue criminal charges -- including criminally negligent homicide -- against a man who accidentally shot dead a close friend and volunteer Long Island firefighter while hunting.

SCHOOL DISTRICT SUED IN CHILD'S DEATH: The estate of 10-year-old Shamay Braham, who was hit and killed by a car in Hempstead Village in June, has sued the Hempstead School District, a youth center, the owner and driver of the car, and others.

PISTOL WHIPPED. Crime Stoppers and the Nassau County police said Monday they are looking for a suspect who pistol whipped and shot another man in Freeport.

COPS: WRONG-WAY DRIVER ARRESTED. A 51-year-old man was arrested after he drove drunk the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway early Monday in Islandia, police said.

PERSON HURT IN SETAUKET ACCIDENT: Police responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident Monday morning that left one person seriously injured in Setauket.

FEDS CALL FOR PRISON TERM FOR EX-GUARD. Federal prosecutors have called for a prison term of at least 10 months for Nancy Gonzalez, the one-time prison guard from Huntington Station scheduled to be sentenced Monday for having sex in jail with cop-killer death-row inmate Ronell Wilson.

SEEKING ID OF MAN FOUND DEAD. Police are trying to determine the identity of a man whose body was found Sunday behind a trash bin in a parking lot in Copiague.

SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED BY SANDY. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at what lies ahead for owners of the 3,000-plus houses along Long Island's South Shore and barrier islands that have been declared substantially damaged because of superstorm Sandy.

by tara.conry

In today's "Our Towns" section, the lead story explores the defeat of a proposed resolution in the Village of Brightwaters that would have set term limits for the mayor and trustees.


by tara.conry

Top tweets


Here is a round-up of what Newsday and its reporters are tweeting about today.








Time Capsule

From Newsday’s archives.

While parents, educators and policymakers today debate the Common Core Curriculum Standards, 17 years ago, a different topic divided community advocates. They gathered in Brooklyn to discuss the use of ebonics in school as a bridge to better communication between students and teachers. The debate is detailed in this article, originally published on Jan. 13, 1997.


Photo credit: J. Conrad Williams | Hon. Regent Dr. Adelaide Sanford speaking at a forum on Ebonics. (Jan. 11, 1997) 


Road work 

The left lane of eastbound NY 25A from Center Drive to Bryant Avenue in Roslyn is scheduled to be closed today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

One lane of eastbound NY 347 from NY 111 to Mount Pleasant Road in Smithtown is scheduled to be closed today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

One westbound and one eastbound lane of the Long Island Expressway between Exit 64 and Exit 69 (Wading River Road) are scheduled to be closed today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to pothole repair.

One lane of the northbound Wantagh State Parkway from Exit W6 (Merrick Road) to Exit W3 (NY 24) will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The right lane of the northbound Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway from Exit 1 (Merrick Road) to Exit 7 (NY- 24) will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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