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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...
It’s Academy Award season, the Hollywood gathering of decolletage and glitz, while we’re here in our long johns, bulky sweaters and hats with ear flaps. I say it’s time to set our own scene. Lay out the red carpet on a frozen lake,...
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...
New York state announced today that the Federal Government has released more funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which according to a press release will enable the state to keep funding HEAP for non-low-income New...
Yep, still winter, still cold…but an announcement from the state today might make you feel a little less worried about heating your house. In a press release (pasted below), New York state has announced that it’s authorized National...
News stories tagged with "winter"
Nov 02, 2006 — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting a big gift from South America. Venezuela's state-owned CITGO oil company is offering free home heating oil to residents who live on the U.S. side of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. David Sommerstein reports. 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
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 Todd Moe
Oct 23, 2006 — Autumn is the season of that melancholy process known as closing the summer house for the winter. Thousand Islands photographer and writer Ian Coristine divides his time between Montreal and Raleigh Island, his seasonal home on the St. Lawrence River. Todd Moe spoke with him as he was closing up his island cottage for the winter. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Oct 04, 2006 — National Grid expects the price of natural gas to decline sharply this winter by about 11 %. Weather forecasters are calling for another relatively mild winter, but the odds are it'll still be colder than last year. Low income advocates are worried about heating assistance for the poor. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Mar 14, 2006 — A forecast of high winds, rain and fog is enough to deter most of us from stepping into cross-country skis. But Emily Tyner, who lives in the Lake Clear-Paul Smiths area, says this is her favorite season for skiing. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 01, 2006 — An ice fisherman from Vermont died on Lake George Tuesday morning after his 4-wheeled ATV broke through the ice. State police say the 72-year-old from Rutland, who hasn't been identified, planned to go ice fishing. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 01, 2006 — On a winter drive through Cascade Pass or Wilmington Notch in the Adirondacks, you can find climbers perched on the side of waterfalls or clinging to frozen cliff faces. For those willing to brave single-digit temperatures and sometimes harsh conditions, ice climbing offers another way to experience the mountains. Bob Martin from Saranac Lake scaled a popular route recently near Wilmington. He sent this audio postcard. Go to full article