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Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of: Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice on the Great Chazy River forced residents to evacuate neighborhoods in Champlain. Another dam on the Ausable River triggered flooding in the town of Jay, where a state of emergency was declared. Brian Mann was in the village of Ausable Forks yesterday when crews fought to dislodge one of the massive clots of ice. He sent this report.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A new princess

New York State's newest princess hails from Washington County and she has a job to do.  Go to full article
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, Depauville, are warmer this winter.

Seniors struggle to stay warm

Remember a couple months ago when it felt like spring on Christmas Day? If this winter has taught us anything, it's that warm spells aside, the North Country still has bitter cold and heavy snows. The deep winter hits senior citizens especially hard. Many older people lack the money, health, or energy to keep their homes warm. As David Sommerstein reports, help is out there, but many programs go underused.  Go to full article
The cast of <i>Fuddy Meers</i> at SUNY Plattsburgh

Preview: Fuddy Meers in Plattsburgh

Fuddy Meers, the spring theatre production at SUNY Plattsburgh, opens Thursday night (8 pm) in the Hartman Theatre. The play profiles a day in the life of Claire, as...  Go to full article

Army may pull NC air med-evac support

The North Country could soon lose one of only two air med-evac providers. The region has been covered by Life Flight - a non-profit that uses one state-police helicopter...  Go to full article

Jeffco lawmaker slams door on more deputies

This year, thousands of Fort Drum troops are returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Worried about the strain on housing and jobs, local officials are asking where...  Go to full article

UPS truck safety questioned

The state attorney general's office is investigating the condition of UPS delivery trucks in the North Country. The probe follows allegations from a whistleblower in...  Go to full article

It's one "Krazy" Downhill Derby

This old favorite with a twist is so crazy they spell it with a 'K'. Every February the folks in north Warren County show off their colorful, comical homemade sleds at a...  Go to full article

NY lawmakers push back on passport plan

Republican Congressman John McHugh is joining with a Democratic colleague from Rochester to keep fighting a passport requirement for border crossing. David Sommerstein...  Go to full article

Blizzard bears down on the North Country

The snow storm that moved through the area could go down as one of the biggest in Vermont's history. More than two feet of snow were expected to fall by morning, according to...  Go to full article

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