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Preview: Plastic Madness at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 22:00
BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake is hosting an international traveling exhibition designed to bring the world's plastics crisis into focus."Plastic Madness/Locura del Plastico," originated in Mazatlan, Mexico in January 2017. The unique and compelling exhibit began as an invitation to more than 25 Mexican and U.S. artists to create artwork from plastic found in their everyday lives. Thursday evening's opening features a meet-the-artist reception from 5 to 7 PM with a special presentation by artist and original curator, Glen Rogers. Over the last 18 months, the exhibit has evolved adding artists from California, Canada, and the greater North Country Region including artists from Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid. Glen Rogers says the project and exhibit has the distinction of uniting artists from three countries in a common cause.
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Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain after delivering remarks that failed to mention the ailing senator.
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Trump claims Gov. Cuomo told him he wouldn't run against him

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - President Donald Trump is claiming that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called and told him that he wouldn't challenge him for the presidency.
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Debate date set for Cuomo, Nixon in NY governor race

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.
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New York plans meetings to address recycling problems

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York environmental officials are looking for solutions to recycling problems in municipalities around the state.
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President Trump signs $716 billion defense bill at Fort Drum

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 gives troops their largest pay increase in nearly a decade and starts laying the groundwork for the president's proposed Space Force.
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It's still hard for military spouses to transfer their professional licenses. Here's why.

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:00
Military families move a lot, which makes it hard for service members' spouses to maintain steady careers - especially if they need a professional license. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and transferring your license takes a lot of time and money. Most states have laws that are supposed to make it easier, but that doesn't always happen.
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President Trump signs $716 billion defense bill at Fort Drum

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:00
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2019 gives troops their largest pay increase in nearly a decade and starts laying the groundwork for the president's proposed Space Force.
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August in the garden: time to hoard the garlic!

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulturist Amy Ivy says now is the time to start thinking about next year's garlic crop. Her advice, if you're planning to use your own seed garlic, is to put aside a few of your largest, healthiest bulbs to plant later this fall. Amy Ivy shares more garlic growing and storing tips with Todd Moe.
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North Country at Work: exploring the ghost town of Griffin in southern Hamilton County

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
If you wanted to visit the town of Griffin today, you'd have to head toward the town of Wells, located on the Sacandaga River in southern Hamilton County. Travel down Route 8 (also called Griffin Road) and you'll find empty foundations, old pipes, and one or two buildings.
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Dairy farmer co-op hosting industry summit in Albany

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Hundreds of dairy farmers from the Northeast will be gathering in Albany for an industry summit to discuss such issues as low milk prices.
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NY to invest $1.5M in 'farm-to-school' lunch programs

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state will invest $1.5 million in additional funds in efforts to bring fresh, locally grown farm products to public schools in the coming school year.
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Capitol Watch: Cuomo continues to duck debates

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Cynthia Nixon is calling out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for ducking debates ahead of next month's Democratic primary for governor.
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VT artists experiment with sound, space and light in abandoned motel

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
There's a string of islands that run across Lake Champlain from the top of New York State to Vermont, and on one causeway, there's an old motel called the Sandbar Inn. It was built in the 1950s and closed in the early 2000s. Now it sits empty, dilapidated, and it looks a little haunted.But for three nights this summer, it came to life. A group called Overnight Projects invited artists to use the motel and its rooms for an exhibition called "From Away." Zach Hirsch had a chance to see it before it disappeared.
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Fort Drum, and Stefanik, prepare to welcome President Trump

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 22:00
Fort Drum is making final preparations for its first presidential visit since Barack Obama came to the Army base near Watertown in 2011.
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Democrats link congressman's indictment to Trump ethics

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats are linking the insider trading indictment of a Republican congressman to a broader culture of corruption they say is fostered by President Donald Trump. It's an issue they hope will help them in November's elections.
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Collins' arrest emboldens Democrats in GOP-heavy district

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The arrest of a Republican congressman from western New York is emboldening Democrats who say it could help them win a heavily Republican district.
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Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressman Chris Collins' indictment on insider trading charges is drawing attention to the fact that members of Congress are not prohibited from serving on corporate boards as long as they don't receive compensation for doing so.
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New York schools can apply for $1.5M in farm-to-school funds

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Schools in New York state can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help increase the amount of locally grown food on school menus this year.
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