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SNOW ON A BEACH INDICATES THAT NOT EVERYTHING GOES TOGETHER

On a weekend for which a light dusting was forecast, a good four inches fell on Quogue. They wouldn't call four inches snow in places like Butte and Fargo, but on the southern shore of eastern Long Island the amount is impressive. It makes a sudden New England of an area that, in fact, was settled before most of New England, in the mid-17th century. The steep roofs of the New England-like houses are lathered with snow, and the surprisingly tall pines are shagged with ice, the way they get in Vermont. The main difference is the beach; there is snow...

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