As severe weather bears down (and misses) Long Island, here is a look at how the editorial board at Newsday covered snowstorms decades ago.
Editorial: Who plowed you out?
An editorial that ran on Jan. 7, 1948 read, "In a moment of good feeling today we were about to record in this column that officials and personnel in charge of snow removal at the time of the Big Snow deserved a good pat on the back for doing a fine job, under circumstances extraordinary to say the least. Then we started going over the trail, and doubts began creeping in. Next we conferred with our far-flung spies around Nassau and Suffolk and decided not to make up a big bouquet just yet."
Letters to the editor: Kudos carriers!
In the Jan. 7, 1948 letters to the editor, readers praised the newspaper carriers who got the papers delivered in the storm.
Editorial: Snow telling
An editorial printed on Dec. 9, 1957 about a surprise storm that reads, "What happened? That's the question everybody was asking again yesterday after a surprise blizzard dumped seven inches of pretty but treacherous snow in Nassau and Suffolk counties, creating one of the worst traffic jams in Long Island's history."
Cartoon: No way of telling
A cartoon printed on Dec. 9, 1957 titled 'No way of telling,' about store predictions.