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Think back to fall. We started spending more time inside, but talked (happily) about the crisp air, holidays and family gatherings. It’s always a sentimental season. Now, that crisp air that dries out everything but our floor mats,...
The idea of facing winter uncertain about what you’ll do about heat is terrifying. For many people, the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) means not having to make decisions like whether they should spend money on food or...
When Pierre Nzuah arrived at the Syracuse airport exactly two years ago, he was in the same clothes he’d been wearing when he left equatorial Cameroon 24 hours earlier. Luckily, someone from SUNY Canton met him at the airport and took him over...
When my parents first began spending winters in Florida, my mom admitted that the topic of conversation at a dinner with friends was, “Do you think our kids wonder what we do here all day?” So, I’m asking: If you’re a retired North Country...
Amy Ivy and I talk today about satisfying that itch to rush the gardening season. It’s always there, as the days get longer and the snow clears. There are mornings you walk outside and smell earth and water in a mix that is unmistakeably...
News stories tagged with "winter"
by Karen Kelly
Dec 24, 2004 — Canadians have now endured more than three months without professional hockey. Team owners in the National Hockey League have shut the league down. They want the players to agree to a cap on their salaries. The players have refused. At this point, it looks like there may not be a hockey season at all. Karen Kelly talked to people on Bank Street in Ottawa to find out how they're coping. Go to full article
Dec 22, 2004 — Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy have some great gift suggestions for the gardener on your Holiday list. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 20, 2004 — The Associated Press reported on Friday that more than 100 miles of snowmobile trails will be opened on International Paper land over the next five years. The plan is part of a conservation deal unveiled earlier this year that will offer the public recreation access on more than a quarter-million acres of IP land. David Sommerstein talks with Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann about the deal. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Dec 03, 2004 — With the first serious snow finally hitting parts of the North Country, New York State says it will spend just under $6 million this winter maintaining snowmobile trails and aiding local law enforcement efforts. Brian Mann has that story. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
May 14, 2004 — The Adirondack Park Agency is poised to approve a new plan for the ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The most controversial addition will be a series of rental day-use cabins. Environmental groups say the structures would violate the "forever wild" provision of the state's constitution. Chris Knight has details. Go to full article
Mar 17, 2004 — Deep in the layering of this long winter's snow, Fortune 500 refugee-turned-writer Fred Schneider once again finds himself battling his big business inclination to improve everything, in his essay on improvement of the weather. Go to full article