Region Gears Up, Battens Down For SnowstormPeople in the Northeast stocked up on food and supplies and road crews readied salt and sand Thursday as the region braced for a major winter storm that could bring up to 2 feet of snow to places that haven't seen significant accumulations in more than a year.
Forecasters Say Sandy's Impact Will Be Wider, Harder Than Irene When Hurricane Sandy becomes a hybrid weather monster some call ``Frankenstorm'' it will smack the East Coast harder and wider than last year's damaging Irene, forecasters said Friday.
Malloy: State Is Better Prepared For This StormGov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is in a better prepared for Hurricane Sandy than it was last year when the state was hit by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, which knocked out power to residents for days.

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