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NORTH HEMPSTEAD POWER PROJECT

The Town of North Hempstead has issued a Q&A document regarding a PSEG Long Island project to install high-voltage power cables on 210 poles stretching from Great Neck to Port Washington. Supervisor Judi Bosworth has criticized the rollout, saying, "we were all literally taken by surprise." At a public forum held on Monday, angry residents called for work to stop on the project, but PSEG Long Island's chief operating officer stood firm.

Puppy of the day: Blue


Blue was brought to the shelter in July, when he was on medication, and has been on his best behavior while recovering. He is now ready to go home with the perfect family. Call the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter at 631-643-9270 for more information. Watch a brief video by Newsday's Jessica Rotkiewicz.

Blue was brought to the shelter in July, when he was on medication, and has been on his best behavior while recovering. He is now ready to go home with the perfect family. 


Today's top stories


ENTENMANN'S CLOSING BAY SHORE BAKERY, CUTTING 178 JOBS - Entenmann's, which has produced pastries in Bay Shore for more than 50 years, will close its bakery there by July, cutting 178 jobs.

Employees at the Bay Shore Entenmann's were surprised on March 27, 2014, when the parent company announced it will close its Bay Shore bakery by July, cutting 178 jobs, as the company shifts production to other plants. (Credit: Chris Ware and James Carbone)

SOURCES: JUAN GARCIA, AMONG FBI'S MOST WANTED, IS CAUGHT One day after he was added to the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, a Long Island gang member sought in the execution-style murders of his 19-year-old former girlfriend and her toddler son was in custody.

Juan Garcia, 21, a member of the MS-13 street gang who has lived in Baldwin, Central Islip and Inwood, is wanted in the February 2010 slaying of his former girlfriend, Vanessa Argueta, of Hempstead, and her son, Diego Torres, officials said at the New York FBI's Manhattan headquarters. (Credit: FBI) 

NIFA DELAYS OK OF UNION DEALS THAT WOULD LIFT FREEZE Nassau's financial control board has pushed off for at least a week approval of proposed new union contracts that would lift a three-year wage freeze.

NIFA Chairman Jon Kaiman, center, during a meeting of the NIFA board in Uniondale on Dec. 30, 2013. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara) 

1 IN 68 CHILDREN AUTISTIC, REPORT SAYSAutism now affects 1 in every 68 children, a 30 percent rise since last reported two years ago, federal researchers found in a new multistate analysis.


HISTORIC 181-YEAR-OLD NASSAU HOME TORN DOWN
Nassau County workers have demolished the deteriorating Bedell House at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 31 years after it was moved from West Hempstead to save it from that fate.

Nassau County workers have demolished the deteriorating Bedell House at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 31 years after it was moved from West Hempstead to save it from that fate. It is seen here on Jan. 4, 2012. (Credit: Howard Schnapp) 

BIG DUCK TO BE SITE OF RAIN GARDEN DEMONSTRATION - The Big Duck in Flanders has been picked by the federally funded Peconic Estuary Program for a demonstration project showing how simple steps can reduce pollution in the estuary system on the East End.

The Big Duck sits on Route 24 in Flanders. (Credit: Newsday/Tony Jerome) 

TAYLOR DAYNE KEEPS LI ROOTS CLOSE TO HER HEART - The Baldwin High School alumnus will come home to Long Island this Saturday for a 7 p.m. concert at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Since the release of her 1987 breakout single, “Tell It to My Heart,” Dayne has filled her resumé with everything from global tours to a Broadway stage.

Long Island native Taylor Dayne returns home Saturday for a show in Patchogue. (Credit: Taylor Dayne PR) 

TOWN GIVING AWAY 1,000 PROM DRESSESBrookhaven Town is giving away 1,000 prom dresses to help high school girls lacking the financial means to attend their schools' most important dance.



What's going on tonight and this weekend?


LIVE COMEDY - Laugh with Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy tonight at 8 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road. Tickets on sale range from $39.50 to $69.50. 

Jim Belushi and The Chicago Board of Comedy is providing laughs Friday, March 28, 2014 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. (Credit: Gary Lupton) 

FORMER BASKETBALL PRO AUTOGRAPH SIGNING - Kareem Abdul-Jabber will be signing autographs from basketballs to flats (photos, prints, posters) to licensed jerseys on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Steiner Sports Store, 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City. Ticket prices range from $69 to $199. Call the store to purchase tickets.

Kareem Abdul-Jabber will be signing autographs from basketballs to flats (photos, prints, posters) to licensed jerseys on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Steiner Sports Store in Garden City. (Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS / REED SAXON) 

CENTER MORICHES GLOW RUN - The Glow Run 5K at Center Moriches High School, to benefit the Center Moriches PTA, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Glow sticks are guaranteed to pre-registered runners. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. at the tennis courts. The $10 fun run for children starts at 7 p.m. It cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the run and $15/person teams of four or more. For more information, contact the Moriches Bay Running Club at Cmptainfo@aol.com.

The Glow Run 5K at Center Moriches High School, 311 Frowein Road, to benefit the Center Moriches PTA, is on Saturday, March 29, 2014. 


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