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From the archive: Blizzards (and busts) on LI

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
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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
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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
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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
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A cartoon printed on Dec. 9, 1957 titled 'No way of telling,' about store predictions.

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