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North Country power in Albany hangs in balance as GOP control of Senate weakens

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
The North Country is represented by four powerful Republican Senators: Betty Little, Patty Ritchie, Jim Tedisco and Joe Griffo. They hold a lot of sway over state budgets and policy. But if Republicans drop into the minority next year, their power to shape everything from school funding to state prisons would diminish dramatically.
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In the North Country, most of our judges don't have law degrees. Wait, what?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
Imagine you're charged with a crime and brought into court. You might expect that the judge sitting across from you has a deep legal background, that they're a lawyer of some kind. But in the North Country, there's a good chance that's not the case.
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Nixon picks up endorsements from two progressive groups

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
The political activist group Citizen Action has endorsed Cynthia Nixon, a Democratic primary candidate for governor. It's the second grass-roots organization to endorse the New York City actor in two days.
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North Country at Work: the Rockwood Diaries

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
In 1930, Rose Rockwood turned forty-six and started keeping a diary for the first time. She, her husband Lance, and their children Allen and Alice, lived on a small farm on Pillar Point, a rural farming and fishing community on the edge of Lake Ontario, not far from Watertown.
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Painting on the walls: art transforms an Indian Lake school hallway

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
Students and faculty at Indian Lake Central School pitched-in recently to add some color to one of the school's hallways.They spend the last few weeks helping to design and paint a mural that stretches most of the length of the second floor.The design features bright colors and reflects academic themes including reading, languages, visual arts and music. Todd Moe stopped by recently to check it out with art teacher Lauren Arsenault.
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Vermont's Republican governor to sign new gun restrictions

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont's Republican governor is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history.
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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 04/10/2018 - 22:00
THETFORD, Vt. (AP) Some traditional organic farmers are rebelling against what they see as a dilution of the country's organic standards by creating their own additional organic certification program and label.
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Teachers union pursues community revitalization in St. Lawrence County

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
POTSDAM, N.Y. (AP) The teachers union is driving an initiative to improve the quality of life in one northern New York county and make it more attractive to business.
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Constellations show the seasons are changing

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
The winter constellations are disappearing. Pretty soon we won't see Orion again for months. But there are consolations: the days are noticeably longer, with more light in the morning and the evening, for one thing.St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue talks about other welcome news: Leo is high to the southeast by 9 pm, Arcturus is up in the eastern sky, and Venus is bright in the west. Check out the chart, and enjoy.
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Preservation group releases annual "Seven to Save" list

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
Chris Carola, Associated Press. ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A New York preservation group says the site of the first U.S. settlement of the Shaker Christian sect and a crumbling Erie Canal aqueduct are among the organization's list of seven historic places in the state that are endangered.
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Warning issued for synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Officials in New York are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding.
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Army hopes new fitness test will reduce injuries and attrition

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
The Army is trying to improve the physical fitness of new soldiers and reduce injuries during basic training. For about a year now, it's been screening recruits to make sure they can endure the rigors of military service. It often takes preparation for people to pass.
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"Uphill" skiing Whiteface without a chairlift

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
Because of this week's wintry weather, Whiteface Mountain has extended its ski and snowboard season through Sunday. This morning, we're going to tell you about a different way of skiing Whiteface.
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Telling student veteran stories at SUNY Oswego

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
Last semester, SUNY Oswego students across multiple classes worked together to create a multimedia storytelling series, "Voices of Oswego Veterans." They interviewed student veterans on campus, produced a podcast series, took portraits and built a website. The goal: to create a more inclusive campus.
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Painting on the walls: art transforms an Indian Lake school hallway

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 04/09/2018 - 22:00
Students and faculty at Indian Lake Central School pitched-in recently to add some color to one of the school's hallways.They spend the last few weeks helping to design and paint a mural that stretches most of the length of the second floor.The design features bright colors and reflects academic themes including reading, languages, visual arts and music. Todd Moe stopped by recently to check it out with art teacher Lauren Arsenault.
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North Country at Work: the Rockwood Diaries

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
In 1930, Rose Rockwood turned forty-six and started keeping a diary for the first time. She, her husband Lance, and their children Allen and Alice, lived on a small farm on Pillar Point, a rural farming and fishing community on the edge of Lake Ontario, not far from Watertown.
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Trump looms over North Country's NY 21 House race

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
At a town hall meeting on Friday, Rep. Elise Stefanik heard angry words about Donald Trump from some surprising speakers, including a prominent Republican and a 71-year-old former Marine.
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Pruning basics: fruit

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
It seems like winter won't give up, with snow showers continuing and overnight lows in the 20s and below the last week. But the days are getting longer. There's birdsong in the early morning and buds are swelling. For gardeners, it's time to prune fruit trees, grapes and berries. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy runs through the basic principles.
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Common Core testing approaches for New York schools

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York students will sit for the first round of annual Common Core testing this week.
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Mud season prompts closure of snowmobile trails, roads

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) The snowmobiling season is officially closed in the Adirondacks.
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