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Mayor learns more than 200 separated migrant children in NYC

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) New York City's mayor says he was surprised to learn a children's center in Harlem is caring for 239 migrant children separated from their parents by federal immigration officials.
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Court voids rules letting charter schools certify teachers

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A New York court has thrown out rules that would have let some charter schools certify their own teachers.
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Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) This is the digging of the Age of Aquarius.
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Key issues fall off the table on the final day of the session

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
Lawmakers busily passed bills on the final day of the 2018 legislative session, but as the final evening approached they were unable to reach agreement on many major issues.
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Preview: "Our River, Our Town" solstice party in Canton

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
The first full day of summer will be celebrated along the Grasse River in Canton tonight with food, music, and dancing. Grasse River Heritage, which owns and manages the park on Coakley and Falls Islands near downtown, will hold a Summer Solstice event to raise money for the maintenance of trails, the historic iron bow bridge, sculpture park and educational programs. The event starts at 6 pm tonight at Bend-in-the-River Park, and will include music by "Bee Children," an indie rock band based in Canton.Louis Tremaine, president of the park's board of directors, says it's a great way to mark the start of summer and enjoy an evening at the river. But he says tonight's event has a slight twist in terms of location.
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Dog show-off highlights a haven for man's best friend

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 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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The curious boreal nuptials of the spotted salamander

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:00
The first warm, rainy night of spring is the best time to spot this amphibian, while they migrate to forest pools for mating. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss this northern forest native and its curious boreal nuptials.
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Key issues fall off the table on the final day of the session

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:00
Lawmakers busily passed bills on the final day of the 2018 legislative session, but as the final evening approached they were unable to reach agreement on many major issues.
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Developing: Stefanik spokesman says she's working on border kids fix

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
Stefanik declined an interview but a spokesman says she's working with GOP leaders to find a solution.
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Some of the best shows to catch at Ottawa Jazz Fest

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
The Montreal jazz festival, starting at the end of the month, is one of world's premiere concert series. But the Ottawa Jazz Fest is giving Montreal a run for its money.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Two wins on clean air for the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
States and green groups won two lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week. Federal district court judges found that the EPA, under administrator Scott Pruitt, failed to enforce part of the Clean Air Act.This issue involves the Adirondacks in several ways, and here to talk about that is Peter Crowley, managing editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise newspaper.
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Immigrant children held in NY, Cuomo says the state will sue

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
The New York Daily News reports this morning that over 300 children are being held separately from their migrant parents here in New York.Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement yesterday announcing plans to sue the Trump administration over the family separation policy.
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Lawmakers to wrap up 2018 session

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Lawmakers in the New York state Legislature plan to wrap up the 2018 session.
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Cooperator set to testify soon in Buffalo Billion case

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A key cooperator for the prosecution in the criminal case that grew from a development project known as the Buffalo Billion may begin testimony Wednesday.
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17 jails split $3.75M for treating heroin-addicted inmates

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than $3 million is being allocated to 17 county jails across New York to treat heroin- and opioid-addicted inmates.
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North Country at Work: mail boat memories on Cranberry Lake and Long Lake

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
For many watery North Country locales, mail boat service was (and in some places, still is) the difference between life as a hermit and enjoying contact with the outside world. Operating a mail boat is a particularly rare (and enviable) job, but was common across the region by the late 1800s and early 1900s, when visiting city tourists were traveling to remote locations within the Adirondacks, but still wanted contact with back home.
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Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner enters the governor's race

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is entering the race for governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. The long-time Democrat is the candidate for a newly formed political movement.
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Cuomo says he will sue federal government over detention of immigrant children

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo says he plans within the next several days to file a lawsuit against the federal government over the treatment of immigrant children separated from their parents. He says around 70 children are being held at facilities in New York.
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Dog show-off highlights a haven for man's best friend

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 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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North Country at Work: mail boat memories on Cranberry Lake and Long Lake

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
For many watery North Country locales, mail boat service was (and in some places, still is) the difference between life as a hermit and enjoying contact with the outside world. Operating a mail boat is a particularly rare (and enviable) job, but was common across the region by the late 1800s and early 1900s, when visiting city tourists were traveling to remote locations within the Adirondacks, but still wanted contact with back home.
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