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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"
Feb 20, 2006 — The Red Cross set up four shelters this weekend to handle displaced residents still without power. Two remain open - one in Glens Falls and another in Johnsburg. About 300 people have used the shelters (that includes people who just came in for coffee, and people who stayed the night). But that's far fewer than those affected by the storm. Cheif Steve Studnicki of Johnsburg Fire Department checked in with the shelter this afternoon. Go to full article
Feb 17, 2006 — As gusts up to 70 mph buffeted the region, Carol Richter watched emergency crews from her kitchen window, on the South Side of Lake Simon. She spoke with David Sommerstein. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Feb 06, 2006 — The view outside Jim Carroll's living room window in Tupper Lake changed overnight. Carroll helps the state tourism office keep track of fall foliage in the northern Adirondacks. He joins us from time to time during the 8 O'Clock Hour for a chat about the weather. After what has been a relatively snowless winter, Carroll told Todd Moe he's glad to see more snow. Go to full article
Feb 02, 2006 — The syrup season is arriving early this year. Some small maple producers in Vermont are already tapping trees 6 weeks ahead of schedule. But 70 year old Earl Parker, of West Chazy, says its still a little too soon. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Jan 06, 2006 — Homeowners and landlords across the North Country are trying to keep fuel costs down this winter. The St. Lawrence County Energy Alliance, a group of residents, fuel dealers, service providers and elected officials, is offering workshops on home energy conservation beginning next week. The first workshop will be Tuesday evening, January 10 at 6:30 at the Canton Fire Station. The programs will offer ways to make homes more comfortable while saving energy this winter. Miles Manchester, a "do-it-yourselfer" who will lead the training workshops, spoke with Todd Moe. For more information: 315-408-8562 Go to full article
Dec 20, 2005 — It's not a good time of the year for everyone. The days are short. Dwindling light can trigger a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. But SAD doesn't say it all about depression, now or at any time of year. Commentator Paul Hetzler speaks from experience. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 26, 2005 — Roads are treacherous this morning in the Adirondacks following last night's snowstorm. Schools are closed in at least nine communities and downed power lines have knocked out electricity in many neighborhoods. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Oct 26, 2005 — Farmers across the state are enduring one of the wettest Octobers on record. It should be a busy time on farms. But this fall, crops from soybeans to onions are still left in soggy fields. Gregory Warner spoke with agronomist Pete Barney of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County. He said there are some bright spots, and lots of problems. Go to full article