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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says almost all mass transit services will be running in time for the morning rush hour, including nearly 80 percent of the Long Island Rail Road.

New York City subways, buses and Metro-North Railroad service have been restored and will be operating on a normal schedule Monday with some cancellations.

Seven of LIRR's 12 branches will be fully operation by 5 a.m. Monday. Those branches are the Port Washington, Oyster Bay, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Huntington, Babylon and Greenport.

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Wednesday night was the coldest night of the winter so far in the region, with temperatures dropping to the single digits and wind chills of nearly 20 degrees below zero. In cities like New Haven, this can mean tough times for the homeless, like Jose, a 44-year-old man born and raised in New Haven’s Fairhaven neighborhood.

“Some people could adapt. Some can’t. I adapt,” says Jose as he looks across the green. He’s standing outside the New Haven Free Public Library, and snow has just begun to fall. It won’t last for long - only a quick flurry - but the real cold is still coming.

Cooler than usual summer? Nope.

Sep 2, 2014

Over the past few summers, we've had some pretty hot stretches.  But this summer, we didn't have much to complain about. 

But if you’re thinking this is an unusually mild summer, you’re wrong.

“You know, believe it or not, statistically speaking it’s going to end up being a very normal year from a statistical standpoint,” said meteorologist Brian Hurley with the National Weather Service.

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A Westport, Connecticut teen has developed a mobile phone app that’s predicting school closings in Fairfield County with 84 percent accuracy.