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The Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce got a presentation on a parking meter plan at the Bay Shore-Brightwaters Library. Here's some Twitter updates from Newsday's Sarah Armaghan @ArmaghanS.

Town Focus: Day 3 in Rockville Centre

Community journalist Tara Conry is spending the week in Rockville Centre for Newsday's "Town Focus" series. So far today, she sat down with Kathleen Schwarting, president of the board of directors for the annual Rockville Centre St. Patrick's Day parade, which takes place this Saturday. 

She also met with Rockville Centre Schools Superintendent William Johnson.


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Puppy of the day: Aviva

Aviva is a 5-month-old female retriever-mix who loves everyone and needs a home. Contact the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter for more information at 516-785-5220.

Aviva is a 5-month-old female retriever-mix who loves everyone and needs a home. 

Video: Bay Shore student chosen as Time for Kids reporter

Time has picked Bay Shore native Camryn Garrett, 14, as one of the magazine’s 10 Time for Kids reporters. The eighth-grader, who was chosen out of more than 400 applicants nationwide, has covered a movie junket at the Waldorf Astoria and Arthur Ashe Kids Day at the U.S. Open, among other assignments. March 18, 2014.

Time has picked Bay Shore native Camryn Garrett, 14, as one of the magazine’s 10 Time for Kids reporters. (Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz) 


Crime Stoppers and Nassau County Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with petty larceny in East Garden City on Feb. 14 at about 1:12 p.m. The man pictured below stole several Kenneth Cole watches from a Nordstroms, at 1040 Old Country Road. 

Anyone who can identify the suspect or with information can call 1-800-244-TIPS (8477).

Today's top stories

TEENS TO COPS: WE THOUGHT WOMAN WAS SOMEONE ELSE. The woman assaulted in Brentwood earlier this month may have been a victim of mistaken identity and not the so-called knockout game, according to statements the three teens accused of attacking her made to police.

DREAM ACT DEFEAT A BLOW TO IMMIGRANTS. Narrow Senate defeat of a bill seeking state-funded tuition help for college students who are in the country illegally was a blow to young immigrants and their supporters, who said they saw the measure as the best chance of change in years.

DISPLACED BY SANDY, LI RENTERS LONG FOR HOME. Long Island renters displaced by superstorm Sandy, facing a lack of available housing and rising costs, are increasingly desperate to find stable places to live 17 months after the storm — and to avoid eviction or even homelessness.

SUFFOLK LAWMAKERS RAISE AGE FOR BUYING TOBACCO TO 21. Suffolk County raised the age for tobacco sales from 19 to 21 last night, passing a bill with some of the tightest restrictions over cigarette sales in the country.

WEST BABYLON STRIP CLUB CLOSES. The Stone Hedge Pub, a West Babylon strip club long viewed as a nuisance by town officials, has closed under a court order to vacate the Sunrise Highway building it occupied for 37 years.

HEMPSTEAD SEES $6M SAVINGS IN EARLY RETIREMENTS. Hempstead Town officials say they're likely to save about $6.51 million this year after 71 full-time employees took advantage of an early retirement incentive program offered for the third time.

Photos: Long Island's cheerleading and kickline teams

Stony Brook cheerleaders perform during the second half as the Seawolves play against Albany during the America East Women's Basketball Tournament championship game in Albany on Monday, March 10, 2014. (Credit: Hans Pennink) 

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