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Sloop Clearwater marks 50 years since construction

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
BEACON, N.Y. (AP) The sloop Clearwater is marking a historic milestone this week.
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Mom defends son accused of Black Brook murder

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
A 14-year-old accused of killing a man in Clinton County last week is now being held at Albany Juvenile Detention Center, according to the Plattsburgh Press Republican. The boy was arrested in the town of Black Brook on Thursday after he allegedly stabbed 29-year-old Michael Zindler in the chest. Police haven’t shared the teen’s name or any details about the investigation, but the alleged killer’s mom is speaking out.
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Film Preview: "The Song of Sway Lake"

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:00
A feature film set in the Adirondacks that's picked up 15 international film festival awards will get a series of regional showings starting this weekend. "The Song of Sway Lake" was directed by Ari Gold, and was filmed on Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake. It's the story of the hunt for a lost jazz record on a fictional Adirondack lake, and stars Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, recent Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil and Elizabeth Pena in her final role. "The Song of Sway Lake" features scenes of Great Camps, vintage guide boats, Adirondack landscapes and family secrets. The soundtrack was composed by Ari's brother, Ethan Gold. Todd Moe spoke with Ari Gold via Skype about his new film. Gold says he's always wanted to create a movie loosely based on his own memories of visiting the Adirondacks during his childhood.
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Budget, board diversity at issue in St. Lawrence county legislative election

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
All of St. Lawrence County’s legislature is up for re-election next month. There are contested races for nine out of 15 seats, and party control could change as a result.
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NY21: Speaker Ryan joins Stefanik fundraiser Tuesday in Saratoga Springs

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
Retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan will appear at a fundraiser for North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today in Saratoga Springs. The noontime luncheon is $250 per person, according to an invitation by the Saratoga County Republican party. VIPs can pay $1,000 for a photo opp with the politicians. The location of the event is provided only to guests. The event is closed to the press.
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NYC reports no shootings for entire weekend

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Not one person was shot in New York City this weekend, the first time that's happened since 1993.
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NY judge orders release of Honduran toddler to his father

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
By Claudia Torrens, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) A New York judge has ordered the immediate release of a two-year old Honduran boy that was separated from his father at the border more than five months ago, calling the separation of the two “the most cruel of all cruelties.”
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Vermont reports record number of voter registrations

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A record number of people are registered to vote ahead of Vermont's midterm elections.
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Democrats, GOP point fingers after weekend violence

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
State Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of condoning violence after a weekend incident that left the GOP’s Metropolitan Club in New York City vandalized and protesters from far-right and far-left groups under arrest.
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North Country at Work: Keene Valley as canvas; Marcy Neville on the art of house painting

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:00
Marcy Neville works on a much larger scale than most artists. If you’ve driven through Keene Valley, you know her work. If you live there, there’s a fairly good chance your home has been one of her canvases. That's because Marcy paints houses - interiors and exteriors - and historic buildings.
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Combined funeral to be held for 8 killed in NY limo crash

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) Urns with the remains of four sisters and four other family members rested at the altar of an upstate New York church for their funeral after last weekend's limousine crash that killed a total of 20 people.
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New York to put up $40 million for new solar projects

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is putting up $40 million to support solar projects that include energy storage.
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Cuomo blames Trump, Republicans over protest clash

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he questions why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan and blamed them and President Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech.
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Remembering Jeanne Ashworth, pioneering athlete, local government leader

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
One of the North Country's pioneering local government leaders passed away earlier this month. Jeanne Ashworth, former town supervisor in Wilmington, died October 4 at the age of 80. Ashworth was an athlete and and an environmentalist and one of the first politicians in the North Country to win office while living openly in a same-sex relationship, long before same-sex marriage was legal in New York.
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North Country at Work: Keene Valley as canvas; Marcy Neville on the art of house painting

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
Marcy Neville works on a much larger scale than most artists. If you’ve driven through Keene Valley, you know her work. If you live there, there’s a fairly good chance your home has been one of her canvases. That's because Marcy paints houses - interiors and exteriors - and historic buildings.
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GOP candidate for governor says limo companies need more oversight

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
The Republican candidate for governor, Marc Molinaro, is weighing in on the Schoharie limousine crash, saying there needs to be more government oversight.
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GOP candidate for AG says he might act against Trump

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 22:00
The Republican candidate for attorney general in New York, Keith Wofford, said if he wins, he'd go after the head of his party, President Donald Trump, and his policies - but only if there's a good reason.
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GOP candidate for governor says limo companies need more oversight

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 17:00
The Republican candidate for governor, Marc Molinaro, is weighing in on the Schoharie limousine crash, saying there needs to be more government oversight.
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Watertown hearing weighs pros and cons of legal pot in New York

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
People across New York have been weighing in as governor Andrew Cuomo's office considers moving forward on legalizing recreational marijuana.
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Officials "concerned" about Burlington redevelopment project

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Burlington officials say they're worried about a stalled redevelopment project in Vermont's largest city.
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