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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 the...
As I write, I’m looking out at cornices of snow in my driveway. My pick-up truck looks like someone tried to bury it. Wind howls against the storm windows. The Adirondack Weather site calls this a “historic” storm. I...
News stories tagged with "snow"
by Brian Mann
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
by Brian Mann
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
Feb 13, 2007 — People across the country are fascinated by the recent snow squalls off Lake Ontario. It's the stuff of big, bold headlines and top stories on TV - and radio - newscasts. But locals brush off the snow and get on with life. It is the North Country, after all, and people up here take a certain pride in their ability to soldier on. Scott Markham is doing just that. He's the manager of the Markham Dairy near Constableville in southern Lewis County - not too far from the Blue Line. He's responsible for about 350 head of cattle and daily milking of almost 200 cows. Jonathan Brown asked him how much snow he's seen pile up. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 09, 2007 — Snow squalls battered the New York snowbelt for a fifth day yesterday, and there's more to come. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Feb 09, 2007 — This week, lake-effect snow squalls have dumped on Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Herkimer and Hamilton Counties. Accumulation in some areas could be deeper than eight feet. James Martin is Director of Emergency Services for Lewis County. He spoke with Jonathan Brown. Martin says the snow is hitting the area in thin bands - which is causing problems for his department. Residents think a squall has passed and head out to run errands only to find themselves in white-out conditions. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Feb 02, 2007 — There are ice palaces, sculptures and even ice hotels. Now, there's theatre in the ice and snow. What better way to tell a winter's tale than outdoors. The Norwegian folktale East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon will be told tonight outside in Ottawa. It's being called the "Snow Show;" audiences ride horse-drawn sleighs through the Central Experimental Farm arboretum. The National Arts Centre is producing the show as part of Winterlude. It runs through February 18. Todd Moe talks with actor Paul Rainville. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jan 26, 2007 — Finally, a winter activity that should go off as scheduled. Organizers of the Rock Maple Extreme Snocross Snowmobile Races say they expect to have the best racing conditions of the season this weekend at Champlain Valley Exposition. CVE spokesman Tom Oddy says crews have been making snow for a week and using bulldozers to sculpt the mountains of snow into a twisting and turning snocross track. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2006 — Winter tourism is big business in the North Country. The Northern New York Travel and Tourism Research Center says winter visitors bring more than $189 million to the region. So what happens to the economy when the thermometer tops 50 degress in late December? Jonathan Brown went looking for answers. Go to full article