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TOWN FOCUSTraveling back in time in Rockville Centre

During Newsday’s five-day “Town Focus” on Rockville Centre, community journalist Tara Conry delved into the village's roots by touring the Phillips House Museum, visited a local school and businesses and talked to the mayor.

Her Twitter updates are below.

Conry grabbed lunch at a local food establishment GM Burger Bar.


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Tara Conry toured the historic Phillips House Museum and visited the Wilson School in Rockville Centre earlier today. Scroll through her photo gallery below to see what she came across during her travels.


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VILLAGE ELECTIONSToday's Election Day! 

Voters head to the polls in 37 village elections. Here's what you need to know. A range of positions are up for grabs. Here's more information on the contested and uncontested races and where to vote.

Voters cast ballots at the Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach, Nov. 5, 2013. (Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.) 

Today's top stories

SUFFOLK OTB FINALIZES DEAL WITH FIRM TO RUN LI CASINO. Suffolk Off-Track Betting Corp. has finalized a deal with a Buffalo-based gaming company to run a planned casino with 1,000 electronic slot machines, with the company providing up to $65 million in upfront financing and guaranteeing at least $58 million in revenue over the next decade.

Suffolk OTB has a deal with a Buffalo gaming company to run a planned casino with 1,000 electronic slot machines (Credit: Nancy Borowick) 

FAMILY: 3 TEENS ARRESTED IN KNOCKOUT ATTACK. Three teens were arrested Monday night in connection with the assault of a 52-year-old woman that left her with a broken rib, badly bruised knees and a concussion as she walked home from the supermarket.

PSEG: LIERS MUST PAY $30M TO BURY ELECTRIC LINE. PSEG Long Island says it will "publicly commit" to bury a controversial East Hampton electric line only after town and village residents agree to pay all costs of the project, an offer that one residents group quickly labeled "a disgrace."

Residents and officials meet with PSEG Long Island in East Hampton on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to discuss the new 33,000-volt cable being installed in their area. PSEG president Dave Daly, right at microphone, speaks as Jeremy Samuelson, left, and Jack Forst look on. (Credit: John Roca) 

DATA ANALYSIS HELPS LI COPS PREDICT CRIME. Crime has plunged to record lows across much of Long Island with a new police focus on predictive crime fighting, which authorities credit with helping them stop illegal activities before they happen.

CLUB BUYS SNEAKERS FOR HS TRACK TEAM. Dozens of track runners from Central Islip Senior High School were outfitted with thousands of dollars worth of free sneakers Monday, courtesy of a donation from a local running club.

LIERS URGED TO ACCEPT $20G RELOCATION OFFER. Babylon Town's deputy supervisor has sent a letter to residents of a North Amityville mobile home park urging them to accept a developer's relocation offer before they are evicted.

TOWN EYES CRACKDOWN OF ILLEGAL BUSINESSES. The Smithtown Town Board wants to create a committee to recommend how the town should address zoning violations in the Kings Park industrial area that have persisted for decades.

Video: New York City's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Thousands braved chilly winds and controversy on Monday to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York City’s 253rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, the nation’s largest. At its start, the Manhattan parade moved up Fifth Avenue in subfreezing temperatures, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the green-bedecked throng.

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