Archives for January 2019

*** WIND CHILL ADVISORY ***

.WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM
EST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as
25 below zero expected.

* WHERE…The northern Adirondacks and northern Saint Lawrence
Valley in New York, Vermont along and east of the Green
Mountains, along with all of Rutland County, Vermont.

* WHEN…From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The cold wind chills could cause
frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Schoharie Limo Crash Update

(Schoharie, NY) — The National Transportation Safety Board has been allowed access to the limousine involved in a deadly crash. An agreement between that agency and the office of Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery was reached yesterday. As part of the deal, the NTSB can’t publish the findings of its final report until the criminal trial involving one of the limo company’s operators is done. Twenty people were killed in the October tragedy.

NY Teachers Will Not be Able to Carry a Gun to School.

(Albany, NY) – Lawmakers in Albany are banning teachers from carrying guns in schools. The measure is part of sweeping gun legislation passed this week. Security officers, school resource officers or police will now be the only people allowed to carry guns on school grounds. Legislators also banned bump-stocks and the possession, sale and distribution of guns that can’t be detected by metal detectors. In addition, the package includes stricter background checks for guns.

*** WIND CHILL WARNING ***

WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST THURSDAY…* WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as
low as 30 below zero expected. * WHERE…In Vermont, Essex County. In New York, Southern
Franklin, Western Clinton and Western Essex Counties.* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Thursday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The dangerously cold wind chills could
cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.

State Lawmakers Vote on Sweeping Gun Control Measures

(Albany, NY) — Lawmakers in Albany are voting on sweeping gun control bills today. The legislation expected to pass would ban teachers from carrying guns and expand the timeline for background checks on gun purchases from three days to 30 days. Supporters say that allows family members and law enforcement to petition a judge to take away guns from people they believe pose an extreme risk to themselves or others. Another measure bans the possession and sale of bump stocks and 3D guns.

*** WINTER STORM WATCH ***

WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10
inches possible. * WHERE…All of northern New York and Vermont.
* WHEN…From early Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Accumulating snow will move into northern New York after midnight tonight and gradually spread into
Vermont during the day on Tuesday. The best chance for widespread accumulating snowfall will come Tuesday night through
mid-morning on Wednesday. Travel impacts will therefore be greatest Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning.

Ground Stop Ordered at LaGuardia Due to Staffing Shortage

(NEW YORK, NY) – There are significant delays at airports in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia due to the partial government shutdown. There’s a limited ground stop at New York’s LaGuardia Airport over staffing issues. This is Day 35 of the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history.

NCCC Survey on Future of the Swimming Pool

(SARANAC LAKE, NY) – North Country Community College is asking the public to complete a survey about its use of the pool in the college’s Sparks Athletic Complex. The survey is available at SURVEYMONKEY DOT COM. NCCC leaders are considering closing the pool, replacing it with a fitness center.

Residents Sound Off On Proposed Short Term Rental Regs

(LAKE PLACID, NY) – Dozens of people turned out for Thursday night’s hearing on short-term vacation rental regulations at the Conference Center in Lake Placie. Residents had a chance to speak on how they feel about short-term rental regulations recently proposed by the Lake Placid Board of Trustees and the North Elba Town Council. The proposal is available on line at northelba dot org.

Gillibrand Faces Uphill Climb in Presidential Race

(Hamden, CT) — A new poll shows Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has an uphill climb in the race for the White House. Quinnipiac University asked registered new York voters for their opinion on Gillibrand, who launched her presidential bid last week. Forty-six-percent said they approve of the job she’s doing, while her favorability rating was 41-percent. Both of those numbers are the lowest they’ve been in years. Gillibrand was also the third presidential choice in new York, behind Michael Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo.