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Mar 27, 2014 — A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.
Mar 24, 2014 — Swept away by a hurricane, crushed by baggage handlers, infested by cockroaches — nothing hurts quite like the destruction of a musical instrument.
Mar 17, 2014'Impair Ou Pair?' To combat smog, officials restricted car use Monday. For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on the streets. The rule will end after today.
Mar 5, 2014 — Hurricane Sandy may have uprooted Atkins from her New Jersey home, but opportunity knocked from faraway Sweden. With new goals and a familiar producer, Slow Phaser came into being.
Jan 15, 2014 — The New Jersey governor gets skewered by NBC's late-night comic and The Boss. Check out their "Born to Run" parody about the scandal surrounding Christie's staff.
Jan 14, 2014 — Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gives his State of the State speech on Tuesday. His administration faces lingering questions about politically-motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. And now Christie faces another high-profile investigation. This one focuses on how his administration spent millions of dollars of Superstorm Sandy relief funds on a marketing campaign.
Jan 13, 2014 — The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.
Jan 8, 2014 — The New Jersey governor has said neither he nor his staff were involved in the closing of some key lanes leading onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. Democrats have said the governor's office may have been trying to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J., for not supporting Christie's re-election bid.
Dec 30, 2013 — On Tuesday, Michael Bloomberg ends his three terms as mayor of New York City. His 12 years in office were groundbreaking, locally and globally.
Crews from the North Country went south to help those affected by Sandy recover--this house on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Crews from the North Country went south to help those affected by Sandy recover--this house on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country Sandy responders not able to vote

Voters in America's biggest cities faced long lines on Election Day. But in the North Country, voting went off relatively smoothly.

Perhaps the biggest problem was local emergency responders who were not able to vote because they were helping with hurricane relief efforts in New York City.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo eases rules for displaced voters

Governor Cuomo says he'll suspend some normal voting rules Election Day to allow New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote in a different polling place.  Go to full article
A house in the hard-hit community of New Dorp Beach on Staten Island, Nov. 4, 2012. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/">Kate Gardiner</a>, CC <a href="creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Will Sandy spark a green response in communities?

Environmental groups are hoping that the massive damage and economic strain caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City and New Jersey will spark a new discussion about climate change.

But some activists here in New York state are also pushing for a fresh conversation about the value of land preservation and green space -- the kind of resources that could insulate communities against rising rivers and oceans.

Stuart Gruskin is chief conservation officer for the Nature Conservancy in New York, a group heavily involved in land deals in the North Country and across New York state.

He told Susan Arbetter, host of the public radio program Capital Pressroom, that he thinks communities will learn that there's a lot they can do locally to prepare for the impacts of climate change.  Go to full article
Figure 1. Rising of the Winter Hexagon seen to the ESE from Tupper Lake at 11 pm on November 6, 2012. Jupiter is in Taurus moving westward in retrograde motion. The galactic anti&#8208;center is the line of sight along the plane of the galaxy outward from the center (in Sagittarius). Made using Starry Night software.

November skies offer early risers lots to see

Planets are on the move in in the mornings, in both the eastern and western skies. Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue sketched the scenes in conversation with Martha Foley Tuesday...  Go to full article
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31. Gov. Cuomo has committed $100 million for rebuilding after Sandy. Photo: Photo <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonahowie/">Jason A. Howie</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Cuomo takes steps to speed post-Sandy rebuilding

Governor Cuomo has announced several steps to speed up rebuilding in storm ravaged areas of New York, and to ease what's been a growing gasoline shortage.  Go to full article
This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter.  Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country emergency crews head south to Sandy

As fire and rescue crews downstate grow weary from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, teams from the North Country are beginning to rotate into the storm damaged area. ...  Go to full article
NYU Medical Center in Manhattan. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/">Joe Schlabotnik</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">some rights reserved</a>

Sandy: At the center of the crisis

North Country residents with family and friends in the greater New York City area have been reaching out to their loved ones in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Phil...  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo calls Sandy damage "breathtaking" from above

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour Wednesday of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

He says the state...  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo accesses water levels in the Path Train Station at the WTC Site and Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/page2/">Flickr</a>.

Cuomo says Sandy NYC-area recovery will be "long term"

Governor Cuomo, who says he spent a "frightening" night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan, held a briefing Tuesday addressing short term repair efforts and long...  Go to full article
Still from "Sandy hits Lake George," from Youtube via <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCasX4KU6O9lqgPALWUr0UlQ">Katie Quirk</a>. Watch video embedded below

On Lake George, a storm but no superstorm

Emergency declarations have been canceled across the North Country now that Hurricane Sandy (now Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy) tracked away from our region. What might have...  Go to full article

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