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From the “no foolin’!” file, this today: As it’s currently colder than a witch’s teat in the North Country, and has been on and off since the end of last year, the social service agencies that administer the federal...
The idea of facing winter uncertain about what you’ll do about heat is terrifying. For many people, the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) means not having to make decisions like whether they should spend money on food or...
Winemakers in Ontario say they are fighting to protect their grapes against the heat. The Globe and Mail newspaper reports hotter summers can cause heat stress for grapes, which can threaten signature Ontario whites such as chardonnay and...
News stories tagged with "heat"
Oct 14, 2008 — We've all heard about the $700-billion bail-out for Wall Street. Getting a lot less attention was another $17 billion for energy tax credits. Lester Graham reports you can take advantage of some of that money for your house. Go to full article
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Oct 10, 2008 — Lots of people in the northeast are worried about paying for heat this winter. Some think wood might be the answer to high oil and natural gas prices. But although it's cheaper, burning wood may not be that good for the environment. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Amy Quinton from New Hampshire Public Radio reports. (Northeast environmental coverage is part of NPR's Local News Initiative.) Go to full article
Jul 24, 2008 — As the price of heating oil keeps climbing, people across the North Country are looking for a cheaper way to stay warm this winter. Stoves that burn wood, coal and pellets are popular alternatives. This year, though, these stoves may be too popular. Most manufacturers can't keep up with demand. Retailers are putting customers on waiting lists and hoping back orders will arrive before the first freeze. Ed Drexel is the owner of Cozy Cabin Stove and Fireplace in Warrensburg. He tells Jonathan Brown that he's never seen demand like this. Go to full article
Feb 13, 2008 — One of the North Country's biggest non-profit agencies faces more turmoil this week. ComLinks, based in Malone, provides regional housing, home heating, and food assistance. On Friday, ComLinks fired two of its top administrators. Now the organization's board is considering a plan that would close a subsidized housing project in North Creek. Jacob Resneck has details. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2007 — 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
Mar 05, 2007 — This winter, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County has been holding seminars on using wood or grass pellets to heat homes, farms, and businesses. They've been a hit. Almost 200 people packed a pelletizing workshop in Madrid last month. Extension's Pete Barney says concerns about global warming and reliance on foreign oil are adding up. Barney told David Sommerstein the problem is supply lags behind the demand. Go to full article
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Oct 04, 2006 — National Grid expects the price of natural gas to decline sharply this winter by about 11 %. Weather forecasters are calling for another relatively mild winter, but the odds are it'll still be colder than last year. Low income advocates are worried about heating assistance for the poor. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Aug 03, 2006 — We were wondering how dairy farms cope with the heat. Martha Foley called Molly Ames, a farm business educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County. Martha wanted to know if she had any personal experience farming. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2006 — The streets of Canton were practically deserted during the hottest hours on Tuesday afternoon. But our intern David White met 2 moms and 8 kids coming out of the Canton Free Library. They told him what they hoped for to keep cool... Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Feb 03, 2006 — State lawmakers have been responding to the high cost of energy for New York residents. Senate Republicans unveiled a plan for tax credits and rebate checks; the Assembly held hearings on how to better use the HEAP program to help the poorest New Yorkers pay their heating bills. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article