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Staten Island groundhog issues his forecast

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The groundhog has spoken, metaphorically at least.

An end to winter will come sooner rather than later, according to Staten Island's famous groundhog.

At a local groundhog day ceremony on Saturday, Staten Island Chuck predicted an early Spring.

New York City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn says after her brief conference with Chuck, he wants everyone to know that spring is coming.

The groundhog did not see his shadow as he crawled slowly out of his house at the Staten Island Zoo.