NYC Groundhogs Offer Split Verdict
NEW YORK – New York’s groundhogs are sending mixed messages about whether or not the region should expect six more weeks of winter.
In New York City, elected officials including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gathered at the Staten Island Zoo Saturday morning for Groundhog Day festivities starring Staten Island Chuck.
The animal crawled out of his cottage and was not frightened back inside by his shadow. That means spring is on the way.
But on Long Island, groundhog Malverne Mel did see his shadow. That means more winter.
Malverne Mayor Patricia McDonald presided at the ceremony at a gazebo near the train station. Most people in the crowd booed except for one little girl who jumped up and down saying that she loved winter.