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Today's 5: Breaking News: Fire & Redistricting

Big stories are breaking in Plainview; we have them today.

A story broke overnight: responded to a difficult house fire on Brook Path. See our full report.

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On Wednesday:

1. Please read our breaking story from early Wednesday about the . Firefighters put down the difficult blaze after flames ripped through the roof.

2. Another important story today in Patch asks your opinion on the new Congressional district lines. Plainview, Old Bethpage and Bethpage will all be part of a dramatically altered . See our story and weigh in with your comments.

3. The is hosting an from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday focused on its Hebrew School. Talk with teachers, learn about new programs and meet Rabbi

4. The offers two free showings of the film "One Day," with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess about two people who re-visit their friendship once a year on the same date for 20 years. Free showings at 3 and 7:30 p.m.

5. is always looking for with fresh ideas and subject matter. Interested in a regular blog? Contact Joe Dowd at joe.dowd@patch.com.

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