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House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins fights insider trading charges while seeking re-election.
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Mother: Limo crash is wake-up call for needed regulations

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
ELWOOD, N.Y. (AP) A woman whose daughter survived a limousine accident that killed four women on Long Island in 2015 says Saturday's deadly crash in rural upstate New York is a reminder that strict legislation is still needed for stretch vehicles.
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Look at that! - Leaf season in the North Country

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
You could argue the point, but you probably wouldn't win - leaf season is the best time of year in the North Country. Everything everywhere is gorgeous. The weather is cool, the bugs are mostly gone, and it's still daylight for roughly half the day. It's enough to make even a curmudgeon crack a smile. It's Look at that! season. It's last chance for shirtsleeves season; and it's cider season. It's take a really long paddle season, and it's get out the camera season. And our Photo of the Day contributors have happily obliged.
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Great views, great hike for kids at Owl's Head

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
One of the great guides to Adirondack hikes for families is “Kids on the Trail,” by Rose Rivezzi and David Trithart, from Potsdam. Doyle Dean recently took his family on one of the outings in that book, the short hike to the Owl’s Head, just south of Malone.
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Survey: Some Plattsburgh residents ready to ban plastic straws

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
Communities and businesses across the United States are phasing out single-use plastics, including straws, bags, and utensils, and Plattsburgh could be next. The city is exploring a ban on plastic straws, swizzle sticks and cocktail picks. They can’t be recycled and often end up in waterways, harming wildlife. About 800 people filled out a survey last month, and a narrow majority supported the proposed ban.
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GOP candidate for AG says he might act against Trump

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
The Republican candidate for attorney general in New York, Keith Wofford, said if he wins, he'd go after the head of his party, President Donald Trump, and his policies - but only if there's a good reason.
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Police investigating "stabbing and homicide" case in Clinton County

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
A 14-year-old was arrested Thursday for allegedly stabbing a man to death in Clinton County.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 10/12/18

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 22:00
This remains a busy time of year for the High Peaks, especially along the Route 73 corridor. The Town of Keene shuttle between Marcy Field and the Garden Trailhead has ended early for the season.
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Vermont diocese to release names of priests accused of sexual abuse

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Catholic Diocese of Burlington says it will release a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children.
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Limo co. operator had packed bags when arrested

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
The New York limousine company operator charged with criminally negligent homicide in the limousine crash that killed 20 people last weekend showed little emotion as he was arraigned in Cobleskill yesterday. Nauman Hussain didn't comment as he left court after posting $150,000 bond. A judge entered a not-guilty plea for him.
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The emerald ash borer spreading, now in Grand Isle County

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The invasive pest that threatens Vermont's ash trees is continuing to spread across the state.
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Diocese to release names of priests accused of sexual abuse

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Catholic Diocese of Burlington says it will release a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children.
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At the IBMA: My week was blue. How about yours?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
My world was tinted the color of bluegrass last month as I traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina for the International Bluegrass Music Association annual convention and music festival.
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Report: North Country Church spent $5.4 million this year settling sex abuse claims

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
After release of devastating independent report, Bishop LaValley denies playing any role reassigning abusive clergy or covering up their crimes after he became a diocesan official in the 1990s. "Not to my knowledge, no," LaValley told NCPR. "I am not aware of... I do not believe that took place."
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Jenne, Walcyzk stick to familiar ground in debate

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
Democratic Assemblywoman Addie Jenne and her Republican challenger, Mark Walczyk, faced off in their first - and perhaps only - debate Monday night in Canton.
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What were the Adirondacks like before the Ice Age?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 22:00
Before the last Ice Age, 100,000 year ago, the Adirondacks were a very different kind of place. The terrain was different, the climate, wildlife, and plant life bore little relationship to what we see today. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager go way back.
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NY21: Emails show Stefanik staff pressed SUNY employee to drop ties to town hall

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Emails obtained by NCPR show that Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office pressured the employee of a North Country college last year to cut ties with organizers of a town hall meeting on healthcare.
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Slideshow: "Season of Color" member show at Adirondack Artists Guild

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
The current exhibit at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake, NY is the annual member show, "Season of Color," featuring works by all 15 members of the Guild. It is on display through October 30, 2018.
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NY21: Emails show Stefanik staff pressed SUNY employee to drop town hall

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Emails obtained by NCPR show that Rep. Elise Stefanik’s office pressured the employee of a North Country college last year to cut ties with organizers of a town hall meeting on healthcare.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Community Store looks to rebrand, crowdfund and grow

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Saranac Lake's Community Store got national media attention when it opened in 2011, but now, after seven years in business, it announced last week it plans to change its name as part of a rebranding effort. Peter Crowley, managing editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise newspaper in Saranac Lake, joins Martha Foley to talk about the move.
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