Loading salt trucks at public works facility in Commack, Long Island
Credit Charles Lane
Forecasters are expecting anywhere from 6 to 14 inches of snow and frigid temperatures in New York. Long Islanders are bracing for the brunt of the storm with blizzard like conditions lasting as long as 24-hours.
New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo resigned effective midnight Tuesday. In a surprise statement posted to his web site, the 7-term Republican from Merrick says he will become CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Fuschillo's departure leaves both the state senate and Long Island in a precarious situation.
Fire Island National Seashore has received a $1 million federal grant to study a controversial breach caused by last year's Superstorm Sandy. The money is part of the $50 billion dollar Sandy Recovery Act and will go toward answering both short and long term questions.
Suffolk County settled another lawsuit with the US Attorney's office Wednesday. This latest one will cost tax payers $2-million for environmental violations stemming from underground storage tanks owned by the county.