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Jordan Greenway, Canton native, makes history for USA Olympic hockey

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
Jordan Greenway is the first African-American to play for Team USA in the Olympics. He grew up in Canton, and his family and friends are cheering him on from home.
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BREAKING: Missing Whiteface skier found alive in California

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
UPDATE: The skier missing on Whiteface Mountain since last Wednesday and presumed dead has been found alive and well in California. New York state police confirmed that the 49 year old Canadian man is in good health and in contact with local authorities in Sacramento. Danny Fillipidis is a firefighter from Toronto who vanished while skiing with friends.No details yet on why he disappeared. The 5-day search exposed more than a hundred forest rangers, state police and others to harsh weather and risky alpine conditions. Brian Mann will have details just before 5pm on the Story of the Day.PREVIOUSLYSearchers are back on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington this morning, hoping to find a Canadian man who went missing last Wednesday. Constantinos Danny Filippidis, age 49 from Toronto Canada, had been skiing at the popular resort with friends when he vanished.
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A ski day at Whiteface Mountain, then a vanishing

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
Searchers are back on Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington this morning, hoping to find a Canadian man who went missing last Wednesday. Constantinos Danny Filippidis, age 49 from Toronto Canada, had been skiing at the popular resort with friends when he vanished.
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North Country at Work: June Rockwood McCartin on family farm work in Pillar Point

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
June Rockwood McCartin grew up on a small dairy farm with about a dozen cows just outside of the village of Dexter in the small community of Pillar Point. Growing up in the 1940s, her childhood along with those of her four siblings was filled with lots of responsibilities in a time with few amenities. When she was very young, she remembers her father using horses and loading wheat into wagons by hand rather than with the specialized machinery of today. Her family did not have electricity until she was a teenager and so the cows were milked by hand and the milk had to be kept cool with ice until her father could bring it to the cheese factory in Limerick.
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Major General Walter Piatt gives update on Fort Drum troops

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
American soldiers are serving in conflicts all over the world, but because military operations happen quietly in the background, civilians don't always know what the troops are doing. Fort Drum's commander is conducting an outreach campaign designed to change that by letting the public know about the 10th Mountain Division's work at home and abroad.
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21st annual Backyard Bird Count is happening Feb. 16-19

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up next weekend, with bird watchers recording the birds they see and entering checklists online.
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Vermont mayor denounces white supremacist group gathering

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, is denouncing a white supremacist organization that gathered at a city park over the weekend.
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Budget director outlines options for New Yorkers losing SALT deductions

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget director said 30-day amendments to the governor's spending plan, which is due out later this week, will include an overhaul of the state's tax code. It will include plans to ease the effects of the loss of the state and local tax deductions in the new federal tax overhaul.
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Flu virus slows trial of Cuomo's former top aide

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/12/2018 - 22:00
The flu epidemic is hitting the corruption trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former top aide, Joe Percoco, with proceedings delayed for a day and a half because a key defense attorney has come down with the virus.
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To start seeeds indoors, you need the right stuff

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
Tops on Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy's list are grow lights. You can assemble your own from common shop lights. Put them on a timer (16 hours of light a day), and be prepared to adjust the distance from the young seedlings.She tells how, and offers more tips on getting set to start seeds indoors.
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Mazdzer rockets from obscurity to Olympic fame

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
Saranac Lake sled racer Chris Mazdzer made history of the weekend. He is the first American man to win an Olympic medal in singles luge. He also set a new track speed record on the course in Pyeongchang in South Korea. The win turned Mazdzer into one of the early stars of these Winter Games but his victory comes after decades of working and training far outside the spotlight.
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Plattsburgh city councilor resigns, citing a "tyranny of despair"

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
Two city officials in Plattsburgh have suddenly resigned. One of them is city councilor Becky Kasper. She said that Mayor Colin Read has created a hostile environment for city officials and workers, and she doesn't want to be "complicit" in that. Kasper and Read are both Democrats. The other person who is stepping down had a major role in the city's revitalization plans.
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North Country at Work: June Rockwood McCartin on family farm work in Pillar Point

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
June Rockwood McCartin grew up on a small dairy farm with about a dozen cows just outside of the village of Dexter in the small community of Pillar Point. Growing up in the 1940s, her childhood along with those of her four siblings was filled with lots of responsibilities in a time with few amenities. When she was very young, she remembers her father using horses and loading wheat into wagons by hand rather than with the specialized machinery of today. Her family did not have electricity until she was a teenager and so the cows were milked by hand and the milk had to be kept cool with ice until her father could bring it to the cheese factory in Limerick.
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Kolb drops out of NY governor's race; GOP field now at 2

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Republican state lawmaker Brian Kolb has dropped out of the race for New York governor.
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Weinstein's attorney: NYS lawsuit "without merit"

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A lawyer for disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein says he believes a "fair investigation" by New York's attorney general will show that many of the allegations against Weinstein are "without merit."
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Plattsburgh city councilor resigns, citing a "tyranny of despair"

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:00
Two city officials in Plattsburgh have suddenly resigned. One of them is city councilor Becky Kasper. She said that Mayor Colin Read has created a hostile environment for city officials and workers, and she doesn't want to be "complicit" in that. Kasper and Read are both Democrats. The other person who is stepping down had a major role in the city's revitalization plans.
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Story Traveler: "The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
In this episode the poet Robert Bly reads his poem "The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog," and in conversation gives us an intimate view of the poetic image. There�s also a story from Aesop about a dog who goes traveling with a friend.Story Traveler is an occasional series of five-minute stories told by Gioia Timpanelli, widely considered to be one of the world's foremost storytellers. Her unscripted stories, both contemporary and world folktales, come from everywhere and blend ancient and modern themes. They speak to the heart and the imagination.
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Public defenders walk out in protest of ICE court arrests

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) More than 100 New York City public defenders have walked out in protest of their clients getting detained at the courthouse by federal immigration officials.
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Cuomo plans NY tax change to avoid $1.5B hit on taxpayers

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top budget official says the Democrat wants to separate the state's tax rates from the federal rates to keep New Yorkers from a $1.5 billion income tax increase.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:00
Expect to encounter deep fresh snow. The Adirondacks received 6 to 10 inches of snow Wednesday; several inches yesterday in lake effect snow areas; and another several inches are expected to fall tonight and again on Saturday night.
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