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Newsday's Mark Harrington was in East Hampton, where representatives from PSEG Long Island met with residents opposed to the utility's plans to use oversized poles for its transmission lines. Click through the gallery below to view all his tweets from the meeting.


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TEENS KILLED IN CRASH. Two 19-year-old Mineola men were killed early Wednesday when their car struck a curb and then a tree in the backyard of a Roslyn Heights house, Nassau County police said.

TRIO ARREST IN BEATING, ROBBERYA Roosevelt man and two teens were arrested in the beating and robbery of a man in Freeport Tuesday night, Nassau County police said.

ASTORINA RUNNING FOR GUVRepublican and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino jumped into the race for New York governor Wednesday, saying he’ll challenge Democrat Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who he accused of painting a rosy and false picture of the state’s economic direction.

Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk SPCA says someone threw a dog from a window of a pickup truck on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, around 9 p.m. near the Mastic Beach Post Office. A witness stopped to see if the dog was OK and it jumped into the witness' vehicle. The dog was stressed, suffered head trauma and had healed scars on its face and may have been used as a bait dog in dogfighting. (Credit: Suffolk County SPCA) 
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DOG THROWN FROM CAR GOES HOME. The male pit bull thrown out the window of a pickup truck last month in Mastic Beach has been reunited with its family after being treated by a veterinarian for head trauma, the Suffolk SPCA said Tuesday. The SPCA has also upped the reward to $3,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever threw the dog from the vehicle.
DWI CHARGE IN LIE CRASH. A Medford man was drunk and speeding late Tuesday when he rear-ended a car, then sideswiped a sport utility vehicle on the Long Island Expressway, leaving a family of four injured, Suffolk County police said.
A Medford man has been arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated, after an accident late Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after he rear-ended a car, then sideswiped a sport utility vehicle on the Long Island Expressway, Suffolk County police said.(Credit: Robert Garofalo) 
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NEW COP CONTRACT. On the cover of today's Newsday, Suffolk County lawmakers approved the third and final major police contract Tuesday despite warnings from legislative budget officials about the total cost of the agreements.

MELIUS' LOBBYING EFFORTS. Today's cover also features a story about Oheka Castle owner Gary Melius, who survived being shot in the head last week,  and his role as a lobbyist.

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MUNSEY PARK POND MAKEOVER. The lead story in today's "Our Towns" section looks at efforts by Munsey Park residents to restore one of the village's few public spaces, Copley Pond, at a cost of $80,000.

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TRAVOLTA APOLOGIZES TO LIER IDINA MENZELJohn Travolta has apologized to Tony Award winner Idina Menzel for mangling the pronunciation of her name during the Oscars telecast, saying he'd been "beating myself up" over it.

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