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Aug. 7: Suffolk Safer Waterways Act

Here are five things to know about today in Half Hollow Hills.

1. The Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, concerning a request to tear down the current Fed-Ex Building, and replace it with a six-story office building with two restaurants and a drive-thru bank. The meeting starts at 7 p.m at , 100 Main St., Huntington, NY |

2. A new bill to be introduced before the Suffolk County Legislature on Tuesday would require all boat operators to complete a boating safety course. Under the , sponsored by Legis. Steve Stern, D-Dix Hills, boaters would need to display a safety course certificate while boating or face fines. 

3. To help one local family offset some last-minute, back-to-school shopping costs, Patch is hosting a “Best Dressed Student” contest with the winner receiving a $100 gift card to  in Deer Park. .

4. has selected The  as one of 25 organizations participating in its first Financial Literacy Challenge on Long Island, an awards program designed to encourage money management best practices among kids and adults throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Check out The First R for programs in the upcoming months for adults, teens, and children.

5. Expect partially cloudy skies today with a high of 82 degrees.

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