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The biggest Long Island snowstorm that I can remember was the one that occurred in 1947, two days after Christmas. My family was visiting my Aunt Esther and Uncle Jake’s family in West Hills for the holidays.
East Hampton Town remains in a state of emergency, and officials are asking residents to stay at home if they can so highway workers can clear the roads without additional traffic.
A travel restriction remains in place in East Hampton Town for Wednesday, while the highway departments work to clear snow of the nearly two feet dumped during the blizzard.
The hope of life returning to normal will have to wait another day, as schools throughout East Hampton and Southampton Towns have announced a second day of cancellations due to double-digit snowfall.
A blizzard that dumped approximately 15 inches of snow on the South Fork may bring another foot more by late Tuesday.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a travel ban on all state and local roads throughout New York, including in Suffolk County, after 11 p.m. on Monday.
Driving in the Town of Southampton is illegal after 7 p.m. on Monday, according to a state of emergency order issued by Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst ahead of the blizzard the South Fork is expecting.
Classes in most schools throughout East Hampton have already been canceled for Tuesday.
East Hampton High School’s auditorium was the place to be Tuesday night, as upwards of 75 parents and residents turned out to air their grievances at a school board meeting and subsequent athletic forum.
The East Hampton Village and Town and Sag Harbor Police Departments named their “top cops” this week, in preparation for an annual Southampton Kiwanis Club event in Riverhead on Friday honoring the finest of the finest across the East End.

An airport planning subcommittee recommends banning the noisiest helicopters from the airport and limiting other aircraft classified as among the noisiest to one trip per week all year round.
Business owners and their representatives spoke out against proposed amendments to East Hampton Village’s lighting code, enacted in 2004, at a hearing on Friday.
New York officials have issued a 10-year plan calling for greater efforts to preserve the state’s marine environment in the face of human impact, habitat degradation, and climate change.