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Wild Side: How a trans forest ranger found herself in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 22:00
A lot of people come to the Adirondacks to find themselves. Robbi Mecus made a career here as an Adirondack forest ranger and chased her passion as a rock and ice climber. Mecus also came out as a transgender woman and has become a role model for people who aren’t always seen and accepted by the outdoor community
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Wild Side: How a trans forest ranger found herself in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:00
A lot of people come to the Adirondacks to find themselves. Robbi Mecus made a career here as an Adirondack forest ranger and chased her passion as a rock and ice climber. Mecus also came out as a transgender woman and has become a role model for people who aren’t always seen and accepted by the outdoor community
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Stewart's halts political giving as more Stefanik donors hit pause

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:00
The owners of the Stewart’s Shops chain of convenience stores have paused their political donations, in further fallout from the turmoil in Washington D.C. earlier this month.
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Warning of second wave, Cuomo appeals directly to Pfizer for COVID vaccine doses

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 22:00
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning of a dangerous second wave of the COVID-19 virus, as new, more contagious strains have begun to infiltrate the U.S. And, as New York State struggles with its vaccination roll-out, Cuomo says he’s asking on of the major manufacturers if the state can buy vaccines directly.
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VP Pence thanks troops - and Rep. Stefanik - at Fort Drum

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 17:00
In what his wife, Karen Pence, called his last speech as Vice President, Mike Pence came to thank the troops at Fort Drum near Watertown Sunday, just days before he and President Donald Trump leave office.
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Thousands of COVID vaccine appointments available in the North Country

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:00
There are thousands of appointments available between two state-run vaccine sites in the North Country. The Cuomo administration opened sites in Potsdam and Plattsburgh this week.
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Police patrol outside Albany Capitol ahead of Inauguration Day

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:00
The New York State Capitol is bracing for potential violence and armed protesters in the coming days, after FBI warnings about significant threats in online chatter from white supremacy and other far-right groups. New York State Police say there are no specific credible threats against the building in downtown Albany but are nevertheless stepping up patrols and taking precautions to harden security.
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NEW: Thousands of COVID vaccine appointments available in the North Country

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:00
There are thousands of appointments available between two state-run vaccine sites in the North Country. The Cuomo administration opened sites in Potsdam and Plattsburgh this week.
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Cuomo admits NY vaccine sign up system is overwhelmed

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed major problems plaguing the state’s vaccine sign up website, saying there are vastly more New Yorkers eligible to be vaccinated than there are vaccines.
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Winter's White Noise

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 22:00
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This weekend in the Adirondacks: Challenging forecast ahead

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 22:00
Temperatures have warmed some, but so long as we remain on the cold side of a front coming through Saturday, we should see some considerable snow this weekend, especially in Western Essex County, including the High Peaks and Lake Placid region. It’s a challenging forecast, so watch the weather closely this weekend.
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What do window ferns and frost flowers have to do with energy efficiency?

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 22:00
Some people are good at finding the silver lining in just about any cloud that passes over their life. On the other hand, I can often locate a sepia tone in a bright sunburst, which is why I need to complain about energy-efficient windows for a minute.
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New name, same mission at Seagle in Schroon Lake

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 22:00
The opera and musical theater program in Schroon Lake, formerly known as Seagle Music Colony, will now be known as Seagle Festival.
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Cobb forms political action committee to support rural Democrats

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 22:00
Tedra Cobb, a former NY21 Congressional candidate, has formed a political action committee to support rural Democrats.
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NYS Vaccine sites to open in Potsdam, Plattsburgh, but appointments limited

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 22:00
After announcing that new state-run vaccination sites are opening across New York in the coming weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office is warning that appointments for the limited number of vaccines at those sites are already booked through April.
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How St. Lawrence Health System is researching treatments to help COVID-19 patients locally

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 22:00
Part of Operation Warp Speed, researchers are testing out therapeutics that could keep COVID-19 patients out of the hospital.
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