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NY21: Dem Martz heads to Texas, protesting Trump child separation policy

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
One of the five Democrats running for the North Country's House seat is on her way to El Paso, Texas this morning, planning to join protests over the Trump administration's policy separating children from their families.Emily Martz, from Saranac Lake, told Brian Mann Tuesday morning that she wants to see the detention camps and facilities first-hand.
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NY21: Dem Cobb releases part of poll conducted in April

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
In the final days of the primary Tedra Cobb hopes to define herself as the front-runner.
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BREAKING: Avangrid pulls the plug on wind farm in Hopkinton

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
Wind developers say new local zoning laws convinced them to walk away from a proposed 100-megawatt wind farm in rural St. Lawrence County.
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Dog show-off highlights a haven for man's best friend

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 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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NY health commissioner recommends legalizing recreational marijuana

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo's administration is moving ahead on a recommendation to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, a move immediately criticized by Cuomo's Republican opponent for governor.
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Political opponents slam Cuomo on first day of corruption trial of governor's former associates

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:00
Prosecutors and lawyers for the defense gave opening statements Monday in the bid-rigging trial of a former associate of Governor Cuomo and two upstate development firms, who are accused of fraudulently obtaining lucrative taxpayer-funded state contracts.
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BREAKING: Avangrid pulls the plug on wind farm in Hopkinton

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
Wind developers say new local zoning laws convinced them to walk away from a proposed 100-megawatt wind farm in rural St. Lawrence County.
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Early warning on late blight, and how do biennials work?

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
No details yet, but late blight - which can devastate tomato and potato plants - has been confirmed in several tomato pants in Onondaga County. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy says more information should be coming soon. Call your local Cooperative Extension office if you think you're seeing late blight.That, and an explanation on biennials in our weekly conversation.
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From Owl's Head firetower, a sea of mountains

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
We're looking outside the High Peaks for summer fun.
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New York state to lead new offshore wind research effort

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state will lead a new offshore wind research and development effort.
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Capitol Watch: What's left as lawmakers work to adjourn

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York state government news, lawmakers are wrapping up the 2018 session with a long list of measures still up for debate.
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NY Assembly OKs universal health care; bill halted in Senate

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York state Assembly has again endorsed a single-payer universal health care system.
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Second corruption trial of Cuomo's Buffalo Billion program begins today

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
On Monday, prosecutors present the second of two corruption cases against former associates of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in federal district court in Manhattan.
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North Country at Work: mail boat memories on Cranberry Lake and Long Lake

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 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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Clergy abuse victims in Syracuse diocese have a decision to make

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 22:00
Some people abused as children by clergy in the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese must decide by June 18 whether to participate in the diocese's compensation program, or wait to see if state lawmakers pass a bill that would extend the statute of limitations, so they could sue later.
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Great Adirondack Trail Run tests athletes (and middle aged knees) against mountains

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:00
Runners, including Brian Mann, navigate 11.5 miles over rough trails and mountains streams, climbing more than 2,900 feet.
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Ontario's Doug Ford to make case for NAFTA deal to U.S. counterparts

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:00
TORONTO Doug Ford says he will help the federal government stress the importance of trade with Canada by meeting face-to-face with U.S. governors as complex NAFTA talks continue.
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Massena man facing homicide charge in 4-year-old case

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:00
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) A 43-year-old northern New York man has been indicted for second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 25-year-old woman nearly four years ago.
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Lawmakers make push for term limits on elected state offices

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for term limits on all elected state offices in New York, including the Legislature.
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