Leader Heraldhttp://www.leaderherald.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 31 Mar 2015 02:34:47 EDTTue, 31 Mar 2015 02:34:47 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThaw caused problems after 1888 blizzardhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/580607.htmlThe fearsome 1888 Blizzard of March 11 through 14 remains a fabled event in northeastern weather history, and since any harder-than-average winter, such as the one we just experienced, has the potential of triggering residual spring flooding, I...Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTBlizzard of '36 caught schools unpreparedhttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/579965.htmlWith today's scientific weather forecasting, it's unlikely any region would be unaware of impending storms, as was the case in earlier times when blizzards, including the intense blizzard of 1888, struck with little warning.Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 EDTGetting to root of Peter Conrad murder casehttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/578566.html"Give us more murder stories," cry Leader- Herald readers whenever we meet, and I'm happy to report that several more old-time, fatal anger mismanagement cases are already written.Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTSacandaga Park had a winter 'bear-ometer'http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/577845.htmlI've not been able to ascertain just how early in Sacandaga Park's history a resident bear was part of the scene, but there was definitely a bruin named Dan on the grounds as early as 1900 and probably earlier.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EDTTwo tragedies almost wiped out two local familieshttp://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/576364.htmlIn the annals of local tragedies, few scenarios take precedence over those in which entire families are wiped out, and while one of the events chronicled here did leave a few survivors, the grim reaper nevertheless demonstrated a high level of...Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT