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Tuesday, Aug. 30: No LIRR Service on Port Jeff Line

Five things to know or do, the Tuesday edition.

1. Service along the Port Jefferson LIRR branch remains suspended Tuesday while storm damage is assessed and repaired. LIRR has not set a date to resume service as of yet.

2. According to LIPA's outage map, outages in the area are steadily . Follow Northport Patch on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

3. Share your storm photos with us! Our is full of user submissions, add yours by clicking "add photos" below the image.

4. suffered from Irene, too. Because many blood drives were cancelled, supplies have not been adequately replenished. Donate if you can!

5. Check out our recent articles on helping to evacuate the elderly and the after massive flooding in Asharoken. Stay tuned to Patch Tuesday for the latest on Tropical Storm Irene's aftermath, including its affect on local businesses, as well as updates on power outages throughout the area.

John Dillworth August 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM
No storm damage on the Port Jefferson branch. Tracks are clear. The reason there is no service is that the reliable diesel trains have been removed from the Port Jeff branch and allocated to busier branches. This is what happens when a lawyer runs a railroad. They rob Peter to rob Paul. Port Jeff monthly ticket holders will still have to pay for the days without service while the trains they should be riding on are providing poor service to other branches. Helena Williams was picked by the MTA to run the LIRR. Just like when they jacked the bridge and tunnel fares and all the fare increases, the customers have no say. Helena Williams probably never road a train in her life. Now she runs the biggest commuter railroad in the country. The result? Worst on-time performance numbers in the history of the railroad.

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