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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"
Nov 14, 2003 — According to state police and the Essex County Sheriff's office, a state of emergency has been declared in the Town of Moriah. Details are sketchy, but the town is apparently experiencing wide-spread power outages. Brian Mann spoke with Moriah town supervisor Walter Rushby. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Nov 03, 2003 — Autumn and winter are challenging seasons for birds as they search for food to fuel their long journey south or to help them survive the harsh North Country winter. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says not all birds will visit feeders. Some eat ornamental berries, like Winterberry and High Bush Cranberry. Amy has some planting tips to help attract winter birds to the backyard. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Oct 22, 2003 — New York state's 9,000 miles of snowmobile trails won't be shut down like they were last winter, when an insurance crisis kept many snowmobilers home. Governor Pataki and the New York State Snowmobiling Association announced yesterday that a new insurance policy will cover individual snowmobile clubs this winter. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Sep 24, 2003 — For much of the region the warm weather has made for an especially late gardening season this year. But frost is on the way. David Sommerstein talks with frost expert and North Country gardener Phil Harnden. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2003 — Stiff winds that rattled the north country Wednesay damaged docks and boathouses on Lake George. The Glens Falls Post Star is reporting that the gale topped 30 miles per hour, ramming lake ice against the shore. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Apr 07, 2003 — Work crews from the North Country have joined a clean up effort in western and central New York. A wicked ice storm over the weekend left more than 300,000 homes without power and at least four people dead. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2003 — After a hard winter, the North Country's frozen rivers are breaking up, sending rafts of ice a foot thick downstream. In parts of the region, ice jams have formed, flooding fields and front yards. As Brian Mann reports, the melt has been orderly so far, with no damaged buildings, but with rain showers in the forecast officials are still nervous. Go to full article
Mar 14, 2003 — The long, cold winter has made for an extra long, if frigid, season for the St. Lawrence River's many ice fishermen. Saturday is the last day of the season on the river. So before the ice shanties came down, David Sommerstein hiked out to the windswept bays to see how the catch has been. Go to full article
Feb 17, 2003 — This winter, more than twenty people have died in New York while riding snowmobiles. The sport is wildly popular. Towns like Old Forge and Speculator see snowmobile tourism as an economic lifeline. But a growing number of critics say the toll of deaths and serious injuries will continue to climb, unless the sport reforms its culture. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the snowmobile industry's deadly addiction to power and high speed. Go to full article