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Hurricane Sandy
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.
Still from "Sandy hits Lake George," from Youtube via <a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCasX4KU6O9lqgPALWUr0UlQ">Katie Quirk</a>. Watch video embedded below
Still from "Sandy hits Lake George," from Youtube via Katie Quirk. 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 been a head-on disaster turned into a minor storm for most of the North Country.

In Lake George, Sandy's winds stirred up some dramatic vistas, but did no damage and caused no injuries.  Go to full article
Broken tree limbs on a Toronto, ON street, after high winds from Hurricane Sandy hit downtown on Monday night. Photo <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephmorris/">Joseph Morris</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

As Sandy weakens Ontario expects moderate wind and rain

Hurricane Sandy came ashore along the U.S. coast as a dangerous, powerful storm.

But by the time it is expected to cross into Canada later Wednesday, the much weaker system might only bring a few days of rain.  Go to full article
Hurricane Sandy approaching the Eastern seabord. Photo: NASA GOES Project

Extreme weather, with a new climate backdrop

Sandy is no longer a hurricane, and many of our preparations here in the North Country are looking more like a massive fire drill at this point, but the remains of the storm were still expanding yesterday, promising to bring rain and wind along a route headed for the Great Lakes.

Martha Foley talked with climate scientist Dr. Curt Stager of Paul Smith's College about what this gigantic, complicated storm, just over a year since Tropical Storm Irene, says about regional weather patterns, and global climate.  Go to full article
Captain Robin Walbridge, at the helm of the Bounty, while docked in Ogdensburg in 2010.  Photo:  Todd Moe

HMS Bounty captain, believed lost at sea, recalled sailing the St. Lawrence

The winds and waves of Hurricane Sandy this week took down an 18th century replica sailing ship used in three Hollywood films. On Monday, the Coast Guard rescued 14 of the...  Go to full article
Shelves empty of lamp oil, Monday at Evans and White Hardware in Potsdam. Photo: Natasha Haverty

For North Country, storm prep a well-practiced routine

Whipping winds from Hurricane Sandy haven't caused much damage so far in St. Lawrence County. Emergency officials say things were relatively calm overnight. A few calls have...  Go to full article
A Canadian power line crew from K-Line Construction in New Brunswick gets pre-storm instructions from National Grid officials at a temporary staging area in Saranac Lake.  In anticipation of Hurricane Sandy, the crew was diverted to the Adirondacks by National Grid while en-route to their original destination in Massachusetts.<br />Photo: Mark Kurtz

Hurricane Sandy: After all the prep, what's the damage?

As of Tuesday morning, National Grid was reporting more than 18,000 customers without power in the North Country and central New York region, most of those in Schenectady,...  Go to full article
Low water near Oak Point on the St. Lawrence River. Photo: Bill Merna, from NCPR Photo of the Day archives

Low water levels come in handy for Sandy

One potential consequence of Sandy that emergency personnel haven't been worried about is widespread flooding from the region's largest bodies of water. That's because Lake...  Go to full article
Workers at Harbor's End Marina on Lake Ontario in Henderson, Jefferson County, hoist a boat out of the water, in preparation for dry winter storage. Photo: Joanna Richards

Jefferson County prepares for high winds, waves, power outages

As the wind began picking up Monday afternoon in Jefferson County, residents and officials were preparing for the high winds and water along shorelines expected from...  Go to full article
Jay town supervisor Randy Douglas (L) and Governor Andrew Cuomo, meeting with emergency responders on Sunday. Photo: Brian Mann

Gov. Cuomo briefs New Yorkers on Sandy preparations

Governor Cuomo says pre-storm preparations are finished, and he and state officials are now actively monitoring the situation as Hurricane Sandy approaches.  Go to full article
Map of Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities. Image: <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/150352.shtml?tswind120#contents">National Weather Service</a>

Wind a major worry as upstate NY prepares for Sandy

Winds will be the main concern for much of upstate New York as Hurricane Sandy blows through the region tonight. The winds will be twice as strong as a typical winter...  Go to full article

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