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General Electric laying off 200 workers at turbine plant

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:00
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - General Electric says it's laying off 200 hourly workers at its upstate New York plant that produces steam turbines for the company's power unit.
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New York selling hunting licenses for upcoming season

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York hunting and trapping licenses for the upcoming season are now on sale.
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A knight's tale in wool at Cranberry Lake Art Show

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 22:00
St. Lawrence County artist Alice Antwine is putting the finishing touches on her largest hooked rug project ever - a full scale effigy of 13th century knight Sir John d'Aubernon.
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President Trump to visit Fort Drum Monday

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:00
President Donald Trump is planning to visit Fort Drum near Watertown on Monday. North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik confirmed the visit in a press release Tuesday afternoon.
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Breaking: $10 million to Saranac Lake for downtown revitalization

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
New hotels, big new taxpayer investment for Adirondack village
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Dairy crisis taking a toll on North Country economy

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
The Trump Administration's plans to provide direct support to dairy farms as part of a $12 billion package to offset the impacts of its trade policies is welcome news to many in New York, which is the third-highest milk producing state in the country. But with no end in sight to sustained low milk prices and oversupply in the industry, some are worried about the long-term impact to rural regions like the North Country.
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Cuomo relishes latest fight with NRA

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is making the rounds of national news programs now that he has become the target of a lawsuit by the National Rifle Association.
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Ex-sanitarium started by Garry Trudeau ancestor up for sale

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) A late 19th-century former sanitarium that made the Adirondack village of Saranac Lake famous for curing tuberculosis is up for sale.
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Lawmakers: New cable operator should observe net neutrality

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Democrats in the New York state Assembly say any broadband provider picked to replace Charter Communications in the state should be required to observe net neutrality.
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More than 120 groups push to lift broad nuclear subsidies

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Some 130 environmental groups are taking aim at New York's nuclear subsidies.
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State senate Republicans to hold hearings on pardons, parole

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Republican lawmakers in New York will hold hearings into recent decisions by the state parole board to release some high-profile offenders.
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New trailer offers glimpses of Showtime Dannemora series, fabled prison

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:00
Miniseries directed by Ben Stiller treats the prison escape and manhunt that rocked the North Country in 2015.
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It's bugs and beetle time in the garden

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
There's lots of talk among gardeners right now about that annual, persistent, pesky visitor, the Japanese Beetle. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy describes them as "little tanks" - hard shelled, slow, and largely impervious to our weaponry in defense of vegetables and flowers.
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Vermont Yankee moves used fuel into storage

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Yankee has moved its remaining spent nuclear fuel into storage.
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New law enforcement app helps crack down on fake IDs

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Police officers in New York state are employing new, state-of-the-art technology aimed at catching underage people who try to purchase alcohol.
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Election board finalizing rules for online political ads

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's elections board is working out the final details of a new state law requiring more information about groups paying for online political ads.
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Exhibit on NY's historic lighthouses set for State Fair

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The dozens of lighthouses located across New York state will be featured in an exhibit at the New York State Fair.Photo: Ted Van Pelt, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
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North Country at Work: Blasting rock at Benson Mines

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
Jim LaParr was only 16 years old when he started working at Benson Mines in August of 1951. He'd graduated in the spring, graded sidewalks for the summer, and then landed a coveted position at the open pit iron ore mine through his godmother, who was the nurse there. When Jim started out business was booming (especially for steel in the post World War II years) and the mine employed over 700 workers. He remembers Star Lake as a bustling community with lots of new and beautiful houses.
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State Education Department says it's correcting funding mistake

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:00
The state Education Department has announced it made an error in the distribution of some federal funding that favored the state's charter schools over public schools
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Stefanik confirms teen who taped her opponent is now campaign intern

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:00
Rep. Elise Stefanik told the Post-Star that 17-year-old Preston Scagnelli is now an unpaid intern.
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