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Clinton County detox center now open for business

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00
The North Country has a new detox center to help people safely go through withdrawal from alcohol, heroin, and other drugs. The 18-bed Recovery Campus in Schuyler Falls, near Plattsburgh, helps fill a huge gap in services. At a ribbon cutting ceremony late last month, officials called the new facility "a beacon of hope."
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Painting the town: Potsdam artist creates work in unexpected places

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00
Before it gets too cold, a Potsdam artist is hoping to finish a series of outdoor small-scale murals around the village. Sara Lynch says she wants to add a bit of fun and whimsical artist details to public spaces - park benches, street signs and brick walls. Her goal is to let viewers known that art should be accessible in even unexpected places. Sara Lynch says her mural designs range in size from just a few inches to a few yards in height. This week, she was painting tomatoes and sweet peas on a wooden street sign along a busy intersection. The village has plans to replace the wooden posts with metal signs, but Lynch says that hasn't deterred her public art project. Todd Moe caught up with Lynch to find out more about her one-woman mission to add some color to downtown Potsdam.
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Why so many snowy owls all of a sudden?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:00
Snowy owls are normally a rare sight in North Country. Their usual range is in the Arctic north. But a few years ago, a large number were seen all across the region. Martha Foley asked Dr. Curt Stager why that has happened.
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North Country priests removed for sex offenses include men once considered model clergy

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
The North Country's Roman Catholic church released the names yesterday of 28 former priests removed from the ministry because they faced credible allegations of sexual misconduct.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: How parishioners respond to naming of local clergy accused of sexual abuse

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, NY is also reporting on the list of priests just made public. Peter Crowley, managing editor of the paper, and also a practicing Catholic, and was in church Sunday when it was announced that the list would be released this week. He talks with Martha Foley.
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Norway honors Saranac Lake woman who tended to WWII sailors' graves

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
The Norwegian government has awarded an Adirondack woman a commemorative medal for her work caring for the graves of Norwegian sailors who died during World War II while in Saranac Lake.
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Ex-prison worker gets jail time for improper inmate contact

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A former prison tailor shop worker is going to jail for having an illicit relationship with an inmate at the same New York prison where another female employee aided the escape of two killers.
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NY state kicking in $1.5B-plus for getting Amazon HQ

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting a major Amazon headquarters in Queens.
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Tennessee nursery fined for shipping infested hemlocks to NY

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Environmental regulators have fined a Tennessee wholesale nursery $2,500 for shipping hemlock tree seedlings infested with a destructive invasive species to customers in upstate New York.
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Painting the town: Potsdam artist creates work in unexpected places

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
Before it gets too cold, a Potsdam artist is hoping to finish a series of outdoor small-scale murals around the village. Sara Lynch says she wants to add a bit of fun and whimsical artist details to public spaces - park benches, street signs and brick walls. Her goal is to let viewers known that art should be accessible in even unexpected places. Sara Lynch says her mural designs range in size from just a few inches to a few yards in height. This week, she was painting tomatoes and sweet peas on a wooden street sign along a busy intersection. The village has plans to replace the wooden posts with metal signs, but Lynch says that hasn't deterred her public art project. Todd Moe caught up with Lynch to find out more about her one-woman mission to add some color to downtown Potsdam.
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Abortion rights likely a first order of business in the NYS Senate in January

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:00
When the state Legislature convenes for the 2019 session, one of the first items that's expected to be voted on is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York state law.
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Some in North Country want universal, single-payer healthcare in NY

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
The November election is behind us but a lot of big questions remain about what politicians will do now both in Albany and Washington DC. One of the fiercest debates is over healthcare. Can Americans really bring costs down while giving more people access to quality care?
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Bombardier defends CEO's absence from special meeting following 5,000 layoffs

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
MONTREAL Bombardier is defending its chief executive, Alain Bellemare, who stood out in his absence from a special meeting to take stock of the 2,500 jobs in Quebec that the company plans to cut.
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Some local residents welcome troops at the U.S./Mexican border; others are afraid

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
Active-duty troops are now at the U.S. border with Mexico, two weeks after President Trump ordered the deployment in response to a large group of migrants headed north from Central America.
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North Country at Work: Repairs first, sales last at LeepOff Cycles in Keene Valley

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
Mark Nassan is casual about phones and email. His neighbor says sometimes people will stop by her house to find out where he is. He only puts 5,000 or 6,000 miles on his car per year, and he's outside biking as much as possible. He's all about bicycles: it's his lifestyle, and it's the business he owns in Keene Valley.
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North Country Episcopal churches told not to hold same-sex weddings

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
A bishop who leads Episcopal Church congregations across much of the North Country has moved to ban same-sex marriages. Bishop William Love heads the Episcopal Church's Diocese of Albany, which includes dozes of congregations in northern New York.
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Three new inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester. The three were inducted Thursday in recognition of their staying power and influence.
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New York state holiday trees to be cut down this week

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Two donated blue spruce trees are being cut down this week and transported to the Capitol and Empire State Plaza in Albany to become New York state's holiday trees.
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Purple Heart Hall in New York to get $10 million expansion

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:00
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Hudson Valley is getting a $10 million upgrade.
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With winter, gardening goes indoors

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 22:00
Not only is it getting consistently frosty, we've had a string of wet days. Conditions haven't been ideal for gardening outdoors. But there can be a whole host of chores involving plants and dirt indoors. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy took a call from a concerned Christmas Cactus owner last week. It was blooming on Election Day. What? And can it be re-potted anyway? So, this week, answers to those questions, and more about plants that have come indoors for the duration.
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