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Newsday's Aisha Al-Muslim covered this morning's Town of Hempstead board meeting. Here's a roundup of her live tweets from the meeting.


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FORECAST: STORM TO BRING SNOW, SLEET, ICE. What's next for Long Island's wacky winter weather? Another snowstorm.

MAN USED PICKAX TO ROB PHONE STORE. A Uniondale man was arrested Monday on charges he tried to burglarize a Boost Mobile store in Uniondale.

3 'SHAM' CHARITIES TO CLOSE, PAY $500G. Three Long Island charities were shuttered and agreed to a $500,000 settlement after state officials said they purported to solicit funds for domestic violence victims, the hungry and breast cancer research but only doled out a fraction of the money to their causes.

INSURANCE ISSUES. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at problems with the two companies that captured the largest percentage of customers on New York's new health insurance exchange.

by tara.conry

SMITHTOWN BOARD TO CONSIDER REMOVING EYESORE. A public hearing on a long-derelict Kings Park office building and adjoining construction trailer is scheduled at Tuesday’s Smithtown Town Board meeting.

Looking at the "Our Towns" section of today's paper, the lead story explores a plan to build an 890-unit gated community in Plainview that some residents say is too big, will generate too much traffic and will burden the school district.
by tara.conry

See what Newsday and its staff are tweeting about today.


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