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NY to build welcome center in Thousand Islands

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
COLLINS LANDING, N.Y. (AP) New York state is building a new welcome center in the Thousand Islands.
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Commission supports supervised drug injection sites

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) A commission led by the top prosecutor in Vermont's most populous county has announced support for the creation of supervised drug injection sites.
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NY hunter indicted after shooting woman, officials condemn after-dark hunting

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
A hunter in western New York has been indicted after he shot and killed a woman last week while she was walking her dogs. Thomas Jadlowski, age 34, turned himself in yesterday to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department.
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New "Mobile Crisis Team" helps people through mental health emergencies

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
Agencies in Clinton County have a new strategy for helping people through suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies.Anyone in the county can call a special hotline to talk through a broad range of issues and sometimes, a new team of mental health specialists will "deploy" to see the caller in person.
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Groups urge Cuomo to sign bill strengthening Freedom of Information Law

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
Twenty state and national groups supporting a bill that would strengthen the state's Freedom of Information Law are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the measure into law as soon as he receives it from the state legislature.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 22:00
Hiking conditions are icy, or wet and slippery, and there is patchy snow - traction devices are recommended. Expect summit temperatures in the 20s, and wind chills in the teens. Rivers and streams are lower, and ice has formed on smaller waters and backwaters, although no ice should be considered safe.
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Amish death reminder of buggy hazards on North Country roads

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
A St. Lawrence County Amish man was killed Wednesday evening when his buggy was struck by an SUV. The death is a reminder to drivers of the hazards of Amish buggies, especially during the dark North Country winters.
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Massena to lose grocery, department stores in 2018

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
Two major retailers have announced they'll shut down their stores in Massena next year.
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Along Lake Ontario, high water and damage persist

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
The grey sky seems a bit more ominous out here. With the winds whipping around and waves crashing on the break wall, Douglas Dobson walks around his home. His neighborhood sits on a narrow strip of land, with Lake Ontario to the north and several ponds to the south.
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Police: Possible ricin exposure at Shelburne retirement community

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) Vermont State Police say they and the FBI are investigating possible exposure to the deadly toxin ricin at a retirement community.
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Assemblyman sanctioned for sexual harassment denies charges

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
A state Assemblyman has been sanctioned by the Assembly Ethics Committee for allegedly sexually harassing a staff member. Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin denies the charges and has asked for a criminal investigation of the ethics committee itself.
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Bats can sing, too!

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 11/29/2017 - 22:00
Humans, birds, and whales are not the only creatures who can sing. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss recent research that uncovered bats also use learned songs to communicate.
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Will warring Democratic factions in the NYS Senate finally unite?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
The state Democratic Party, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering carrots and sticks to two rival factions of Democrats in the State Senate, in an effort to get them to reunite and potentially rule the chamber.
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Trudeau talks of Canada's shame in decades long "gay purge"

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
Yesterday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized. He spoke of the "shame" Canada brought on itself by persecuting gays and lesbians and members of the LGBTQ community. That official policy of harassment and bigotry came to be known as the "gay purge."
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Photos of cities of ice and snow at View in Old Forge

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
Last February, artist Kathy Vajda built simulated cities of snow and ice, outside the View arts center in Old Forge, using plastic packaging containers as molds. Her show this winter, "Snow Cities," is a series of digital prints that document the cities as they melt and slip away. The exhibit continues through next March. There is a playful, science fiction quality to the snow structures, and a serious side.Vajda told Todd Moe that she hopes the exhibit reflects the way many relate to climate change.
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New report on Great Lakes pushes monitoring, regulations for farmers

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
A new report from the International Joint Commission, a bi-national agency, says the Great Lakes restoration continues to progress - but not quickly enough.
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Vermont governor requests federal disaster funds for 10 counties

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has made a request for federal disaster funds to assist communities and public utilities in 10 counties in paying for repairs to public roads and bridges damaged in storms last month.
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NY lawmakers: Election hacking will be long-term challenge

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Officials say New York managed to dodge Russian hacking attempts last year - and they're aiming to keep it that way.
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Bipartisan NY lawmakers strive to retain key tax deduction

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) A bipartisan contingent of suburban New York congressmen says there is still hope Washington lawmakers can save the deduction for state and local taxes.
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Will warring Democratic factions in the state senate finally unite?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/28/2017 - 22:00
The state Democratic Party, led by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is offering carrots and sticks to two rival factions of Democrats in the State Senate, in an effort to get them to reunite and potentially rule the chamber.
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