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Snow and cold isolate North Country elderly

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

The high cost of heavy snowfall

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

Clear skies and cold temperatures follow snowstorm

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

Slick roads, school closings in first big storm

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

Ski trails open early

There's snow.... and skiing. Brian Mann's been sampling the local conditions and reports back to Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Climate change raises public health concerns

Public health officials are more and more concerned about the effects of global warming. Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

Flu virus flourishes in cold

Researchers have known for a long time that cold weather brings the flu season. But they haven't known exactly why. Now, they think they know why cold weather affects how flu is spread. Mark Brush has more.  Go to full article

Climate and plant extinction

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

Feds offer help for farmers hurt by drought

Farmers hurt by the region's dry weather over the summer and early fall may now be eligible for emergency loans from the federal government. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Weird weather and the October garden

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the effects of an unusually warm October on flower beds and the vegetable garden.  Go to full article

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