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North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/02/2020 - 22:00
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North Country Public Radio - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 22:00
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7/31/20: Racist incidents raise tough questions across the North Country

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
The North Country has seen a rash of racist acts this month. Community leaders have denounced them, but they're wrestling with what else to do. Also: A summer hike to Tirrell Pond.
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String of racist acts across the North Country prompts hard questions for communities

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
Since June, there have been dozens of protests, marches and rallies held across the North Country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and against systemic racism. Yet over this same period of time, a series of racist acts have drawn headlines and alienated members of the region’s small Black population. Now communities across the North Country are grappling with how to explain and address these incidents.
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Audio Postcard: A summer swim in Tirrell Pond in Hamilton County

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
It’s been a steamy summer in the Adirondacks. It’s also been a busy summer, with people packing trailheads and campgrounds, mostly in the High Peaks. To avoid the crowded trails Emily Russell headed into Hamilton County. She hiked into Tirrell Pond in the town of Blue Mountain Lake and sent this audio postcard
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For sale: 36,000-acre Whitney Park near Long Lake

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
A massive estate in the central Adirondacks is up for sale. According to the Wall Street Journal, Whitney Park, named after its longtime owner Marylou Whitney, is on the market for $180 million.
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Essex County DA says she never saw final police report on Elizabethtown incident

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague says she was surprised to learn New York troopers closed an investigation into possible criminal misconduct by an off-duty police officer in the Adirondacks without her knowledge. The case involves a white officer who allegedly fired his service weapon after a dispute with a group of Black kids in Elizabethtown in Essex County.
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Jefferson County reports first COVID-19 death

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
Officials are reporting Jefferson County's first death related to the coronavirus.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 7/31/20

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:00
We’re looking at nice Saturday weather-wise before some rain begins to move in on Sunday, and there could be some moderate to heavy rainfall, especially in the Southern Adirondacks on Monday into Tuesday, and possibly some more rain after that. That’s going to be some much needed rain, but keep a closer eye on the weather starting Sunday.
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Essex County DA says she never saw final police report on Elizabethtown incident

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:00
Essex County District Attorney Kristy Sprague says she was surprised to learn New York troopers closed an investigation into possible criminal misconduct by an off-duty police officer in the Adirondacks without her knowledge. The case involves a white officer who allegedly fired his service weapon after a dispute with a group of Black kids in Elizabethtown in Essex County.
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Jefferson County reports first COVID-19 death

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:00
Officials are reporting Jefferson County's first death related to the coronavirus.
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Cuomo scraps $3-billion Environmental Bond Act

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:00
New York, fearing the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to pull an item from this year’s ballot that would have asked voters to decide if the state should borrow $3 billion to fund a series of environmental projects related to climate change.
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North Country drinking establishments scramble to keep up with shifting coronavirus rules

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:00
New York’s liquor laws are a byzantine patchwork dating back to the Prohibition era. Now the state is laying on top of them new rules to keep places that serve alcohol from causing new outbreaks of COVID-19. Bar owners say the results are confusing and threaten to further damage an industry already reeling from the economic shutdown.
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Groups demand more time for New Yorkers to register to vote

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/29/2020 - 22:00
Civil liberties groups are asking a state court to block New York election officials from enforcing a requirement that voters register 25 days before an election.
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