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Activists rally at New York facility housing immigrant kids

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Politicians, religious leaders and community activists have gathered for a rally outside a facility used to process immigrant children separated from their parents at the border and bused from Texas to New York.
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Wastewater from breweries adding to lake problem

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont has made a name for itself with its craft beers but more suds being brewed in the state's largest city mean more wastewater, creating a challenge for the lakeside community.
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Popular pool in Saratoga Springs reopens after $3M makeover

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) A popular swimming pool in a New York state park has opened after being closed for nearly a year to undergo a multi-million-dollar makeover.
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NY21: As primary day arrives, Dems unite behind single-payer healthcare

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
The issue has been a flashpoint in some Democratic primaries. Not here.
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North Country at Work: The entrepreneurial spirit of muskie guide Jim Evans

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
James "Jim" Evans tried his hand at a lot of things from trapping to a family tackle shop to operating a go-cart track and chicken & biscuit business. But probably what he's most widely known for was his turn as a muskie guide from the 1960s through the '90s. He brought curious visitors out on the St. Lawrence River and showed them how to reel in muskies, the nickname for muskellunge, a freshwater fish found in the northern United States and Canada.
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GOP candidate for governor weighs in on immigrant children crisis

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:00
The Republican candidate for governor, Marc Molinaro, says he agrees with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo that President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents is very wrong, but he says there are issues with caring for children in the State of New York that Cuomo is ignoring.
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Mugsy's guide to the rest of the human entourage

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 06/22/2018 - 22:00
For a dog who spends the bulk of his day in a semi-comatose state on my couch, Mugsy can get surprisingly exercised when the issue touches upon his vast canine dignity.
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Wondering where to vote in the NY-21 primary? We got you covered.

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
Scroll down to find your county and your community.
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Cuomo demands info from feds on kids separated from parents

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is demanding the Trump administration provide information on the estimated 700 immigrant children sent to foster care agencies in the state after being separated from their parents.
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Final session for 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A New York Republican who's one of two World War II veterans believed to be still serving in a state legislature has bid farewell to fellow lawmakers.
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Summer hike to Castle Rock: cool caves and a crazy view

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
This may be the perfect Adirondack hike for kids. And there are swimming holes nearby.
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Report explains causes of 2017 Lake Ontario flooding

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
A new report attempts to explain the causes of last year's flooding along the south shore of Lake Ontario.
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Dog show-off highlights a haven for man's best friend

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
If you ask any dog owner about their beloved friend, they'll tell you that their dog is the best at everything. He does the best tricks, is the friendliest, and the smartest of any dogs you'll ever meet. Last Saturday, North Country residents could finally prove their claims at the first annual Dog Show-Off, hosted by the Potsdam Community Dog Park.
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Betsy Kepes: two great local books for summer reading

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
Summer is a great time to catch up on reading, when the days are longer and the weather is perfect for lounging around with a great book.Betsy Kepes reads and writes near Colton and stops by from time to time to share news and reviews about what she's reading. She spoke with Todd Moe about two of her most recent favorite books. For more information check our All In Blog where Betsy will share a post about the books.
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Big friendly emu named Charles wandering around upstate NY

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
GRAFTON, N.Y. (AP) Bird sanctuary officials are asking people in upstate New York's Rensselaer County to keep their eyes peeled for a large emu named Charles.
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Legislative session ends, but Cuomo threatens to call lawmakers back

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
The 2018 legislative session ended quietly, as Democrats and Republicans in the legislature failed to agree on major issues and exited the Capitol until next January. Although Governor Cuomo is now leaving the door open to calling them back.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/21/2018 - 22:00
We've had some outstanding weather, but colder spots last night dipped toward the 30s, and this weekend is expected to be wet and rainy, with a chance for thunderstorms. Be prepared for wet weather by bringing along some extra dry clothing, and alternative plans to avoid mud or troublesome water crossings. Mountain streams can rise quickly with locally heavy rains. Watch the weather to avoid the worst of it; and be sure to take shelter during lightning storms. Never be above treeline or on water when you can hear thunder.
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Homeward Bound: Paul Simon bid a fond farewell to his fans with a final tour stop in Montreal

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
Multiple Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Paul Simon brought his "Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour" to Montreal's Centre Bell last Wednesday night, backed by a 16-piece rock-pop-folk-jazz-world-music ensemble to help close out his iconic seven-decade career.
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Did a North Country DA give lawmakers the final push to pass justice reform? It's complicated.

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
Six months after she left office, the former district attorney for St. Lawrence County is still under investigation by a state disciplinary board.
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Stefanik draws fire for handling of family separation at border

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is drawing fire for her handling of the controversy of children detained separately from their parents on the U.S.-Mexico border.She declined requests for an interview yesterday but a spokesman says she was working behind the scenes to help resolve the crisis.
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