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Suffolk County Water Authority reports the following:

ISLIP TERRACE. Water shutdown due to emergency repair of the water main on Richard Avenue, east of Park Place. Sixty residences and those nearby may experience no water service, low water pressure and/or discolored water.

PATCHOGUE. Water shutdown due to emergency repair of the water main on Vernon Street, east of Medford Avenue. Twenty-four residences and those nearby may experience no water service, low water pressure and/or discolored water.


Nassau County Department of Public Works will be pretreating roads with brine this afternoon in prep for Saturday’s snow. Additional roads will be added as needed. Contact the department at 516-571-6904.

Hicksville Garage
- Old Country Rd. from Suffolk County line to Herrick’s Rd. at Jericho Tpk.
- Mineola Blvd Bridge.
- Carman Ave. from Salisbury Pk Dr. to Hempstead Tpk, NUMC.
- Stewart Ave in Bethpage. S.O.B. Rd to Hicksville Rd.
- Central Ave in Bethpage. Hicksville Rd to Quaker Meeting House Rd.
- Cherry Ave in Bethpage. from Stewart Ave to Broadway.
Manhasset Garage
- Shelter Rock Rd.
- Searingtown Rd.
- Old Northern Blvd. Roslyn. from Northern Blvd to West Shore Rd.
- Mott St Roslyn. from Layton St to West Shore Rd.
- Roslyn Rd Mineola. At the LIRR low spot.
- Beacon Hill Rd PW. from Port Washington Blvd to West Shore Rd.
- Roslyn Rd (Main St) From Harbor Hill Rd to the Clock Tower.
- Central Ave PW. from Shore Rd to Main St.
- Grace Ave in Great Neck from East Shore Rd. to Middle Neck Rd.
- Community Dr. in Manhasset. from LIE to Northern Blvd.
- East Shore Rd/Hicks La., Manhasset. Northern Blvd to Middle Neck Rd.        
WANTED. Woman Wanted for Petit Larceny

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Sixth Precinct Crime Section officers are seeking the public’s help to find this woman who stole merchandise from a Centereach store in November. 

The woman entered Walmart, 161 Centereach Mall, and stole merchandise, including batteries, dog biscuits, a pet bed and dog food, on Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. The merchandise is valued at approximately $200. A cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest will be offered. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Top stories

COPS: SON CHARGED IN MURDER OF LI WOMAN'S DEATH. A Medford man was charged Thursday in connection with the death of his mother, more than a month after the woman's body was found by her husband in a bedroom of their Medford home, Suffolk police said.

Photo credit: Newsday/ Ed Betz | Police escort Sean Farrell out of the Fifth Precinct in Patchogue Friday morning. Farrell, 24, was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, Bonnie Farrell, 45, inside their Medford home, police said. (Jan. 24, 2014) 

A 47-year-old man was struck and killed Thursday by a Federal Express delivery truck in Selden, Suffolk County police said.

2ND SUSPECT ARRESTED IN BALDWIN ROBBERIES. Nassau County police have arrested the second of three men being sought for two robberies that took place in Baldwin one night last November.

FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE LONG BEACH FIRE. Long Beach firefighters battled a large structure fire in freezing temperatures early Friday morning on East Beech Street near Franklin Boulevard, authorities said.

Photo credit: Paul Mazza | Long Beach firefighters battled a large structure fire in freezing temperatures early Friday morning on East Beech Street near Franklin Boulevard, authorities said. The fire broke out in a building in the 500 block of Beech Street just after 1 a.m., said an official with the Long Beach Fire Department. (Jan. 24, 2014) 

LI WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY AS FEDS CRACK DOWN ON SANDY SCAMS. A Long Island woman pleaded guilty Thursday to fraudulently collecting more than $18,000 by falsely claiming her Merrick apartment had been damaged by superstorm Sandy, officials said.

NASSAU & SUFFOLK PAYROLLS HIGHEST IN STATE. When it comes to payroll disbursement, Suffolk and Nassau counties hold the top two positions in a ranking of 3,234 state and local government entities.

FRONT PAGE: ASARO CHARGED IN FAMED HEIST THAT WAS IN 'GOODFELLAS.' Vincent Asaro, an alleged Bonanno family mobster from Howard Beach, was charged Thursday with participating in the legendary $6 million Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport in 1978, chronicled in the hit movie "Goodfellas."

COUPLES CANCEL RECEPTION AT THATCHED COTTAGE. Eight couples have canceled their wedding receptions at the Thatched Cottage after the owner of the nearly century-old Centerport catering hall announced it had filed for bankruptcy protection.

SHELTER ISLAND TO PSEG: HELP WITH CABLE REPAIR. Shelter Island officials worried about maintaining electric service are asking PSEG Long Island to make the replacement of an underwater power cable from Greenport a priority.

OUR TOWNS: LAND SWAP COULD TRIGGER SCHOOL DEMOLITION. A land swap between the Town of North Hempstead and its housing authority is expected to pave the way for several projects, including the spring demolition of a shuttered school, long an eyesore for the New Cassel community.

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here are some events happening tonight and into the weekend.

ARTMOSPHERE AT THE VANDERBILT. The Kerry Kearney Duo performs blues and classic rock alongside paintings by 40 regional artists between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. tonight in the lobby of the Reichert Planetarium at the Vanderbilt Museum, at 180 Little Neck Rd. in Centerport. For more information, call 631-854-5579.

OWL PROWL. There will be a live owl presentation followed by a hike to hear the calls of native Long Island owls from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center, at 134 Cove Rd. in Oyster Bay. Bring flashlights and dress for the weather. For ages 8 and up. Cost $10. Registration required. Call 516-922-3200.

ROSIE O'DONNELL. Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress Rosie O'Donnell performs at Governor's Comedy Club, at 90 Division Ave. in Levittown, on Saturday. Two beverage minimum. 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. shows. Price: $40 or $70 VIP seating and dinner) 
For more information, call 516-731-3358.

ANTIQUES MARKETPLACE. An antiques marketplace at Hilton hotel, at 598 Broadhollow Rd. in Melville, will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Price: $8 (free ages 12 and younger). 

On the Agenda

Here are the upcoming meetings happening across Long Island.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD. TOWN BOARD. The North Hempstead town board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at town hall, 220 Plandome Rd., Manhasset. Check Jennifer Barrios’ Twitter updates @barrioscq.

GLEN COVE. CITY COUNCIL. The Glen Cove City Council meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the main chambers of city hall, 9 Glen Street. Check Bill Bleyer’s Twitter updates @BillBleyer.

NORTH HEMPSTEAD. STATE OF THE TOWN. Judi Bosworth plans to deliver her first State of the Town address as North Hempstead’s supervisor on Jan. 31 at the Clubhouse at Harbor Links, 1 Fairway Dr. in Port Washington. The event will begin at 1:15 p.m. Check Scott Eidler’s Twitter updates @EidzTowns.

SOUTHAMPTON. TOWN BOARD. The Southampton town board meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. at town hall, 116 Hampton Road. Check Mitchell Freedman’s Twitter updates @eastwatch.

Time Capsule

From Newsday's archives.

BOB KEESHAN, CAPTAIN KANGAROO, DIES. (Orig. published in Newsday Jan. 24, 2004) Bob Keeshan, who as Captain Kangaroo became one of the most beloved figures in the history of television, died Friday at his home in Vermont. He was 76 and had been ill for some time, according to a statement from his family. The cause of death was not given. Keeshan, a Lynbrook native, maintained close ties to Long Island for much of his life.

Photo credit: Newsday file photo | Robert " Bob" Keeshan, right, Lynbrook native better known as Captain Kangaroo. (Undated) 


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