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Seneca Falls supervisor tries, fails to keep Fonda out of the Women's Hall of Fame

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
A resolution to end funding for the Women's Hall of Fame if Jane Fonda was inducted failed to pass a Seneca Falls Town board meeting Tuesday night. But that was only after over an hour of passionate debate between Hall supporters and Vietnam Veterans on the actresses actions in the 1970s.
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Yes! No! Weighing in on the NYS plastic bag ban

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
New York is now the second state in the U.S. to ban single-use plastic bags. The ban was part of the state’s 2020 budget passed over the weekend.
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Commission to look at end to fusion voting in New York

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
A commission to examine a public campaign finance system for statewide elections in New York may also look at whether to continue the state’s practice of what’s known as fusion voting. The practice allows more than one political party to support the same candidate on the ballot, a practice that resulted in the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor appearing on six different ballot lines in 2018.
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Resolution by Seneca Falls town supervisor to end Women's Hall of Fame funding fails

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
A resolution to end funding for the Women's Hall of Fame if Jane Fonda was inducted failed to pass a Seneca Falls Town board meeting Tuesday night. But that was only after over an hour of passionate debate between Hall supporters and Vietnam Veterans on the actresses actions in the 1970s.
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HBO series "Succession" casting actors in Lake Placid, Lake George

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
An HBO show is looking for actors in Lake Placid and Lake George this spring. The series, called Succession, is about a family-owned media and entertainment business.
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Chef Curtiss: making the most of maple syrup

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/02/2019 - 22:00
It’s spring. The maple sap is still flowing. So, why not celebrate the season with adding maple syrup to a favorite dish.
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NY Assembly leaders criticize 2020 budget process

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
The state budget passed in the early hours yesterday totals $177 billion. It includes a $1 billion boost in aid to education, a ban on single-use plastic bags, extensive reforms of the criminal justice system and a permanent two percent cap on property tax increases.
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NY Assembly leaders crtiticize 2020 budget process

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
The state budget passed in the early hours yesterday totals $177 billion. It includes a $1 billion boost in aid to education, a ban on single-use plastic bags, extensive reforms of the criminal justice system and a permanent two percent cap on property tax increases.
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North Country at Work: Lena Bombard helps pets find homes at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
The Tri-Lakes Humane Society covers a large chunk of the Adirondack Park. The closest animal shelter is an hour away, so that means it can have a lot of unwanted animals to take care of until they get adopted. When I visited the humane society on LaPan Highway in late February, there were 36 cats and nine dogs, the lowest numbers they’ve seen in years. But things are about to change; the slow season is almost over.
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DAs seeks to block prosecutorial misconduct panel in NY

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Local district attorneys are seeking to stop the creation of a new prosecutorial misconduct panel created by New York state lawmakers.
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NY state poised to raise smoking age from 18 to 21

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is poised to become the latest state to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21.
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After success in Florida, the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD is expanding

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will fund similar programs elsewhere.
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NY budget to boost after-school programs for at-risk kids

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/01/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's new state budget includes more dollars for after-school programs for the state's most vulnerable children.
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Lawmakers hold all-night session to complete passage of $175B spending plan

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
The New York State legislature completed work on the state budget at around 7:30 am Monday, after pulling an all-night session to complete the budget relatively on time. The spending plan represents a compromise where not everyone is completely happy.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Bailey and Burke reunited in U.S. Biathlon leadership spots

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
Lake Placid is very proud of its Winter Olympic heritage, understandably. Not only has the village hosted the games twice, but every single Winter Olympics has included at least one athlete who grew up in or near Lake Placid. Two of those athletes, Lowell Bailey and Tim Burke, are the most accomplished biathletes the U.S. has ever produced.
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Ontario cannabis stores set to open today, but not all ready to go

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
TORONTO Ontario's first brick-and-mortar cannabis stores are set to open today, but it's unclear just how many will be ready to serve customers.
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Smoke detector batteries addressed in new NY law

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new law will affect the types of smoke detectors on sale in New York.
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No AI in humor: R2-D2 walks into a bar, doesn't get the joke

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they just don't get them.
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Lawmakers hold marathon Sunday session to pass bills on $175B spending plan

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
The New York State legislature was busy at work on Sunday, passing bills to try to make the midnight budget deadline. The spending plan represents a compromise where not everyone is completely happy.
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North Country at Work: Lena Bombard helps pets find homes at the Tri-Lakes Humane Society

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
The Tri-Lakes Humane Society covers a large chunk of the Adirondack Park. The closest animal shelter is an hour away, so that means it can have a lot of unwanted animals to take care of until they get adopted. When I visited the humane society on LaPan Highway in late February, there were 36 cats and nine dogs, the lowest numbers they’ve seen in years. But things are about to change; the slow season is almost over.
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