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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.
Captain Robin Walbridge, at the helm of the Bounty, while docked in Ogdensburg in 2010.  Photo:  Todd Moe
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 HMS Bounty's crew off the coast of North Carolina. Claudene Christian, a crew member, was found unresponsive in the ocean off the North Carolina coast Monday evening. She was one of two crew members believed washed overboard when the Bounty began taking on water. Authorities say captain Robin Walbridge is still missing.

Walbridge had sailed the HMS Bounty all over the world, including the Galapagos, Holland, and British Columbia.

Two years ago, Walbridge and his crew docked the Bounty at Ogdensburg, while on their way to the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge. Walbridge told Todd Moe that sailing the St. Lawrence was a favorite trip.  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 come in so far this morning about downed trees and power lines.

National Grid reports as of Tuesday morning more than 18,000 customers were without power in the North Country and central New York region, most of those in Schenectady, Syracuse, and Oswego. A few customers were without power in Potsdam, and about 250 were without power in Watertown and the Clayton area.  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, Syracuse, and Oswego. A few customers were without power in Potsdam, and about 250 were without power in Watertown and the Clayton area.

Brian Mann was on the road Tuesday morning scanning for storm damage. He left home at 4 a.m and headed toward Lake George. He was in Bolton landing when he spoke with Martha Foley.  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
Storm waves on Lake Ontario (May 2010) Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/duxbellorum/">John Latimer</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

20-25 foot waves forecast for Lake Ontario

High winds are forecast to whip up huge waves on Lake Ontario.

Senior Chief Craig Ross, officer in charge at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Oswego, says his crew...  Go to full article
New York City's East River viewed from Roosevelt Island, 2 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/marklyon/">Mark Lyon</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Hurricane Sandy: why don't some people heed weather warnings?

During Governor Cuomo's briefing on Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, he emphasized the need for people in evacuation areas to leave when they're advised to.

But,...  Go to full article
Crews have already distributed 2,000 sand bags in the town of Jay ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Brian Mann

Hurricane Sandy: Local, state officials scramble to prepare

Local governments and state officials scrambled through the weekend to prepare for the potentially devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Damaging winds and...  Go to full article

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