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  • More snow is on the way for the South Fork, with up to 3 inches possible Tuesday night and another 6 inches or more forecasted for Wednesday night into Thrusday.

    The National Weather Service reported that a winter weather advisory is in effect for southeastern and northeastern Suffolk County from 3 p.m. on Tuesday to 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Snow will develop on Tuesday afternoon, though it will mainly fall after 5 p.m. The snow will then mix with sleet and freezing rain by midnight before turning to rain. 

  • The swan hit the power lines on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Monday while attempting a takeoff.
  • A water main break on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor Village on Friday morning was one of the many leaks the Suffolk County Water Authority has been grappling with during an ongoing cold spell.

  • With the bitter cold temperatures, pipes are freezing and bursting in houses and businesses across the South Fork. 

    The East Hampton Town Senior Citizens Center initially said it would be closed on Tuesday because of frozen pipes in the kitchen, but at about 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday the center announced that repairs had been completed. The daily nutrition program will operate as usual.

    Fire departments responding to automatic alarms at residences and businesses are finding burst pipes.

  • More than a month after a cat went missing from his family's East Hampton house, it has defied the odds, turning up nearly 15 miles away in Southampton's North Sea.

    Prince Charming, whose owner, Jackson Milius, 9, calls him Princey, was last seen on Jan. 16 when he went outside with his sister, Thumbelina.

    The cats' usual routine was to come back in before the family turns out the lights for the night, but Princey occasionally stayed out all night and would be found sleeping on the deck in the morning.

  • The weather is going to be brutal this weekend, and as the prolonged dangerous temperatures and high winds roll in, officials are asking the community to take shelter and be mindful of one another. 

    With the lows estimated for Saturday at 7 degrees with a windchill of zero, East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said, "Please check on elderly or disabled neighbors, don't leave your pets outdoors too long, and be sure to dress in warm layers if you must be outside for work, etc."

  • With the recent snowstorms, blood donations are once again down. But with four upcoming blood drives on the South Fork, there are opportunities to change that. 

    The New York Blood Center, which has scheduled an emergency blood drive at Southampton Hospital later this month, said even when storms aren't as severe as expected, the blood supply is affected. "The effect on the blood supply was like a full blizzard with over 3,000 units lost due to cancellations," according to the center's website. 

  • Students at the Sag Harbor Elementary School celebrated the Super Bowl in their own way with the Soup-er Bowl.

  • Sheldon Silver ended his 21-year reign as New York State Assembly speaker just before midnight Monday. Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr., who represents the South Fork, said that "this crisis presents a rare opportunity to change an institution that has been in desperate need of transparency for decades." 

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    Navigating the roads after a snowstorm can be difficult, especially with road shoulders filled with snow. Despite lifting a travel ban earlier on Wednesday, East Hampton police have been urging motorists to stay off the roads so that highway crews can clear them. Less traffic not only makes it easier for plows to get through, but also emergency vehicles.