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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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Protests spur NY officials to scale back deer cull

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (AP) -- An ambitious plan to kill as many as 3,000 white-tailed deer on eastern Long Island has been severely cut back following a protest and court challenge.

Officials now estimate that a U.S. Department of Agriculture program will bring in about 1,000 deer.

Animal welfare activists, hunters and others have protested the mass killing by trained sharpshooters. The animal welfare activists think it's inhumane, while many local hunters think they can perform the task better than outsiders.

Most people agree that deer on eastern Long Island have become a problem. Officials say the brown-eyed does and bucks are responsible for crop damage, car accidents and blame them for carrying ticks that cause Lyme disease.

Officials have said the venison from the slaughtered deer will go to food banks.
 
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