Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.
Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Power and natural gas supplier National Grid has been hit with another lawsuit, this time by its own workers who said they never received overtime pay for extra hours during Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.
Bottlenecks and red tape made getting back on line nearly impossible for the powerless across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state attorney general and were cooperating with his investigation into their work on Superstorm Sandy.
Two Nassau County LIPA customers are the first plaintiffs to join the lawsuit claiming breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud.
Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.
National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out.
The utility has awarded a $3.3 billion contract to PSE&G of New Jersey. The 10-year deal takes effect in January 2014.
Irene knocked out power to more than 523,000 LIPA customers, a record for the utility.
As outages dwindle and LIPA restores full power, its board pledges a complete storm response review and acknowledges that National Grid’s contract may be in jeopardy.
A tornado that caused property damage near the state capital, Albany, was spawned in a string of violent thunderstorms a week after Tropical Storm Irene brought destructive flooding to the region.
As of Sunday evening, LIPA estimates power has been restored for 99 percent of customers, meaning over 4,000 are still without power.
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