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Morning updates


* CAR ROLLS OVER: At 6 a.m.  Friday, a Lincoln Town Car overturned on the eastbound Southern State Parkway, just east of Exit 25, State Police said. No injuries were reported. -- GARY DYMSKI

Photo: New York State Police

* WANTED FOR CARD THEFT: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate a man suspected of using a stolen credit card to buy merchandise at stores in Patchogue and Medford in January.  

A wallet containing cash, identification and credit cards was stolen from a locker at YMCA, located at 155 Buckley Road in Holtsville on January 15 at 10 a.m. A man, who was seen at the gym prior to the discovery of the theft, allegedly used one of the victim’s credit cards at Best Buy in Patchogue and Just Wheels and Target in Medford.

Some of the merchandise he purchased included assorted motorcycle riding gear.

The man is described as in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 200 pounds with a medium build. He had a mustache, goatee and was unshaven.

The suspect may be driving a 2008 to 2010 dark-colored Infinity QX 56 with white New York State plates. 

* SHIRLEY BECOMES SOCHI: William Floyd Elementary students are holding their own Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies today. Newsday.com community journalist Brittany Wait is there. Check out more of her coverage later.

#WilliamFloyd Elementary students celebrate the Winter Olympics their own way #LINow
by brittanyhwait via Instagram


Headlines

Less state aid for schools: Leaders at the New York State School Boards Association calculate that 84 percent of districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties would have less aid in 2014-15 as compared with the figures six years ago. The statewide percentage is 68 percent. Check out John Hildebrand's story.

LI's ski slope history:
Long Island at various times from the end of World War II until 1980 was home to commercial or municipal ski areas in Mill Neck, Old Bethpage, Huntington Station, Smithtown and Farmingville.
The story of the Mill Neck area and artifacts from it are part of a new exhibit, "Snow Day in Oyster Bay," at the Oyster Bay Historical Society through March 23. It includes a 1955 promotional map published by the state showing 40 places to ski, including Oyster Bay. Check out Bill Bleyer's story.

Less state aid for schools:
Leaders at the New York State School Boards Association calculate that 84 percent of districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties would have less aid in 2014-15 as compared with the figures six years ago. The statewide percentage is 68 percent. Check out John Hildebrand's story.

4 charged in 'fight club' for disabled: Four group home workers in Southampton face charges they provoked two developmentally disabled men under their care to fight, a spectacle that prosecutors said was organized and watched purely for sport. Check out story by Nicole Fuller and Zachary R. Dowdy.

Vecchio's job in doubt over paperwork: Republican Patrick Vecchio's position as Smithtown Town supervisor was in doubt Thursday after the town clerk declared the job vacant because Vecchio failed to file a written oath within 30 days of taking office on Jan. 1. Check out Rick Brand's story


On the Agenda

These local meetings will be taking place in the near future.

FREEPORT: Village trustees meet Monday to discuss plans to redevelop the long-vacant Plaza West building. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at village hall, 46 N. Ocean Ave. Follow Patrick Whittle’s Twitter updates @pxwhittle.

AMITYVILLE
: A plan for revitalizing Amityville’s municipal beach will be unveiled at Monday’s village board meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. Trustees may vote that night on whether to proceed with the proposal to add a sprinkler run, shaded seating area, and boccie and shuffleboard courts to help reverse years of low attendance. Check Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates @spanglernewsday.

GLEN COVE: The Glen Cove City Council on Tuesday will meet to discuss, among other issues, health insurance benefits including establishing minimum service requirements for future employees and retirees and the share of premiums that future retirees would pay. The 7:30 meeting will be at City Hall, 9 Glen St. Follow Bill Bleyer’s coverage at newsday.com.

AMITYVILLE: Amityville's Bay Village Civic Association will hold a Meet the Candidates event for the trustees' race at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25th in the auditorium at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. Check Nicholas Spangler’s Twitter updates @spanglernewsday.



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