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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"
Jan 05, 2007 — 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
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
Nov 30, 2006 — 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
by Martha Foley
Nov 02, 2006 — 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
by Brian Mann
Oct 31, 2006 — 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
Oct 31, 2006 — 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
by Brian Mann
Oct 30, 2006 — 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
Oct 20, 2006 — 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