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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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NY making $4.5M more grants for food banks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York plans to award $4.5 million in additional grants for food banks to help offset the 5 percent cut in the federal food stamps program that began this month.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the 15 percent increase in the state program will go to 46 emergency providers statewide who distribute to food banks.

He says about 13 percent of New Yorkers don't have enough to eat, and the federal program cut amounts to about $300 million statewide.

The Hunger Action Network and other advocates plan to present the Cuomo administration with a statewide anti-hunger plan later Monday.

A temporary federal benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus stopped in November. The federal agriculture department says that means a family of four receiving food stamps gets $36 less a month.
 
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