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Today's 5: Seminar on Estate Planning & New Law

Library to host program Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with expert on new state law and its impact on homeowners.

Those concerned about the new state law regulating estate planning and Medicaid eligibility for homeowners can attend a free lecture on the subject Wednesday night at the Plainview Library.

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1. The hosts a free seminar Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. on protecting the assets in your home as you get older. A 14-year veteran of the NYS Assembly and Elder Care Attorney Ann-Margaret Carozza will explain the latest changes in state law that affect estate planning and Medicaid eligibility.

2. A story broke late yesterday about new efforts to ensureare stopped. See our story.

3. We'll have a report later from the Town of Oyster Bay on its latest plans for the development of Farmingdale's Allen Park. We also have a poll about the dune planting volunteer event last Saturday. The poll asks what other volunteer efforts the town should get behind.

4. Check out this week's Readers Choice entry. Readers have whittled down the initial candidates to a list of finalists. Vote here for your favorite local nail salon.

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