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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...
Think back to fall. We started spending more time inside, but talked (happily) about the crisp air, holidays and family gatherings. It’s always a sentimental season. Now, that crisp air that dries out everything but our floor mats,...
It’s March 1…lion or lamb day. Why March 1? Well, here’s the Farmers’ Almanac take on it. I stopped by the St. Lawrence University bookstore this morning, and shot a couple of campus pictures, trying to decide if...
When Pierre Nzuah arrived at the Syracuse airport exactly two years ago, he was in the same clothes he’d been wearing when he left equatorial Cameroon 24 hours earlier. Luckily, someone from SUNY Canton met him at the airport and took him over...
…Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…. No, these are not a few of my favorite things. When it comes to winter in the north country, my favorite things are 1)The beautiful view out any window of the house; 2) A nice hot fire in...
News stories tagged with "snow"
Jan 04, 2008 — The North Country has had its share of snow this winter, and now we've weathered our first serious dose of cold. The unofficial low temperature this week was in Vermontville, where a caller reported minus 33 degrees Fahrenheit. The official low was in Saranac Lake, which chimed in at a frosty minus seventeen. Brian Mann sends this audio postcard from the sub-zero side of life in the North Country. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jan 03, 2008 — Snow has steadily been blanketing the North Country over the last few weeks, making this winter season a busy one so far for highway crews and plow drivers. The cost of snow removal has been taxing the overtime budgets of local governments, and has led to complaints from residents in at least one community, Saranac Lake, where the village's crews have been struggling to dig out all the sidewalks and side-streets. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2007 — Scores of school are closed and police are warning drivers to be cautious on the roads today. Eastern New York and Vermont woke up to a mix of rain, snow and sleet this morning. Martha Foley spoke with Brian Mann about the weather, and its effects in the region. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Apr 16, 2007 — A few more inches of snow means another day off for thousands of students across upstate New York this morning -- and no power for about 60-thousand utility customers. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Feb 22, 2007 — The annual Snowflake Winterfest is this weekend in Lowville. You'll find lots of ways to celebrate the season: cross-country skiing, ice skating, a snow angel contest, chili cook-off and snow sculptures. Students at Lowville Academy have spent the last couple of weeks learning snow art from professional ice and snow sculptor Klaus Ebeling. He told Todd Moe that he's participated in 16 international snow sculpting contests in far away places like Greenland, Sweden, China and, most recently, Colorado. Go to full article
Feb 16, 2007 — We've been hearing about the emergency workers and road crews who've been hard at work the last couple of days, digging out from the Valentine's Day snowstorm. The guys on the front line of that effort are the plow drivers who worked round the clock struggling to keep roads and highways open. Brian Mann hitched a ride for a couple of hours on a plow in Saranac Lake. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Feb 15, 2007 — The North Country got its share of yesterday's rough weather. The Adirondack Northway was closed for nearly 12 hours because of drifting snow. A state of emergency was declared in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties. Travel restrictions remain in effect today. Brian Mann has more. Go to full article