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Heavy rain – really heavy rain – that falls more often. Sound familiar? Why we’re seeing more damaging downpours may be controversial in political circles. But here it is. Cities, municipalities and insurance companies are tasked...
You may have noticed this winter that your National Grid bill was high. Really high. So much so that U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has called for an investigation into possible rate gouging. Bills this year were, on average, 60 to 75 percent higher than...
Winter seemingly came early this time around. It stayed late and it sure hit hard. With apologies, perhaps that was our fault. You see, the spouse and I enjoy cross country skiing. Every year we earnestly pray for snow. Hey! Success! As one...
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
Bias alert: I like winter. Maybe that’s because I’m not from these parts and haven’t had time to get sick of it yet. But I love the beauty, the way it changes all the time, all the winter sports, cosy sitting beside a crackling...
News stories tagged with "weather"
by Martha Foley
Jan 07, 2008 — This week marks the 10th anniversary of a combination of weather that devastated a huge region of the northeastern U.S. and southern Canada, the ice storm of 1998. An unprecedented five to six days of freezing rain coated everything with inches of ice. Transportation was a nightmare. Tens of thousands of power poles came down. Countless trees snapped under the sheer weight of the ice. In New York's North Country, power was out for three weeks in some homes. It was even longer in parts of rural Canada. There, giant metal utility-towers were left in crumpled heaps. Much of Montreal, with over 3 million inhabitants, lost power for days. In the end, the storm was blamed for at least 35 deaths, and billions of dollars in damages. This week, we'll share the sounds, stories and voices of those weeks. Martha Foley has part one of our special coverage. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2008 — The snow has come early and often this winter. Skiers, snowmobilers and the businesses that depend on them are happy. Even some snow plow drivers say they like all the snow or, at least, the overtime they're getting to clear it. But, as Jonathan Brown reports, the North Country's elderly are suffering. 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
Jan 02, 2008 — Northern New York and Vermont got hit yesterday with another major snowstorm. Conor LaHiff is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He tells Jonathan Brown that the system responsible for yesterday's heavy snowfall will leave the region today. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
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
Nov 12, 2007 — A new study finds that as plant species go extinct around the world, ecosystems could become a lot less productive. Rebecca Williams reports, this could be bad news for the services people depend on from nature. Go to full article