Gun rights advocates denounce Gov. Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act as they stand on Cooperstown's Main Street, awaiting visit of President Barack Obama, on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
on May 24
I was traveling west on I 88 between Sidney and Bainbridge and saw this disturbing cloud and column formation ahead to my right. We have all seen "super cells" and funnels in videos. Fortunately for Bainbridge and motorists, this ended up being a very intense hail storm. I got off at the exit, and as I went across the bridge, pebble sized hail began to hit my vehicle. I pulled off the road and waited about 10 minutes for the storm to subside. It was a little scary for a few minutes, because hail quite often accompanies tornadoes.
on May 23
This woodpecker has been working very hard to find something of value in the metal sign he has adopted on Normal Ave. He spends hours each day pecking away, but despite his admirable persistence we don't think he's found much to eat so far.