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Martha's (formerly Mom's) azalea, Christmas Eve Day. Nice and green outside, too.
Martha's (formerly Mom's) azalea, Christmas Eve Day. Nice and green outside, too.

Green in January?

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about the continuing mild and wet weather, as well as some tips for indoor plants in their weekly gardening chat.  Go to full article

Warm temperatures affect North Country farms

The region's warm weather has hurt some winter tourism, but it may be helping North Country farmers. Jonathan Brown talked to Bill Van Loo from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton. Van Loo says warm weather now isn't necessarily bad for farms, but he worries North Country farmers will pay for the warm spell later.  Go to full article

Weather vs tourism

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
Mohawk chief Jim Ransom addresses his Venezuelan guests.
Mohawk chief Jim Ransom addresses his Venezuelan guests.

For Mohawks, CITGO spells relief

Leaders of the St. Regis Mohawks and eleven other tribes from Maine and Minnesota gathered in Akwesasne Tuesday night to give thanks to an unlikely source. CITGO, the U.S. branch of the national oil company of Venezuela, is giving the tribes hundreds of thousands of gallons of free home heating oil this winter. The offer is a part of CITGO's program to help low-income Americans in 16 states heat their homes. As David Sommerstein reports, the gift is simple; its consequences may not be.  Go to full article
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock
Bill Smith and Don Woodcock

A poem for autumn

Adirondack storyteller Bill Smith and champion fiddler Don Woodcock joined us recently on Open Studio, our monthly arts program heard the last Thursday of the month. We asked Bill and Don for a poem or music to celebrate the season.  Go to full article

Most of the power restored to western Adks

National Grid wants to hear from customers who are still without power from Sunday's wind and snow storm. Spokesman Patrick Stella says over 42,000 people lost power during the worst of the storm. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Crews search for hunters after snowstorm

Rescue crews continue their work in the Moose River Plains area of the western Adirondacks, freeing hunters stranded by deep snow and downed trees. As Brian Mann reports, one lost hunter was rescued yesterday by a state police helicopter.  Go to full article

Raquette Lake residents digging out from storm

Parts of the Adirondacks remain without power this afternoon after up to 16 inches of wet, heavy snow accompanied by high winds hit the region over the weekend. Northern Herkimer and Hamilton counties were the hardest hit. David Sommerstein spoke with a Raquette Lake resident about the snowstorm.  Go to full article

Storm hits western Adirondacks hard

The towns of Webb and Inlet declared a state of emergency on Sunday, following high winds and a foot of lake-effect snow that fell in some areas. Some homes around Old Forge remain without power this morning. As Brian Mann reports, the storm also reportedly trapped hunters in the woods.  Go to full article
Bob Andrews and his silos, topped off for winter.
Bob Andrews and his silos, topped off for winter.

A Year on the Farm: batten down the hatches

This year, David Sommerstein's been sending monthly audio postcards from Bob Andrews' 80-cow dairy farm near Gouverneur. At this time of year, farmers are in high gear to batten down the hatches for winter. They're stowing away machinery and trying to get that last cutting in from the fields to top off the silo. Here's another edition of A Year on the Farm.  Go to full article

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