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Art in school? OFA students say yes, it matters

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 22:00
A new exhibit at Ogdensburg Free Academy focuses on the art of the portrait. The "Portraits" exhibit in OFA's Montpelier Gallery includes dozens of paintings, drawings, sculptures and digital images created by art students in grades K-through-12.
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Lawmakers hold marathon Sunday session to pass bills on $175B spending plan

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 17:00
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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State budget near completion

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 03/30/2019 - 17:00
Two days before the due date, the New York state budget is starting to take shape, as lawmakers planned to return to the Capitol for a rare Sunday session to begin voting to meet the April 1 deadline.
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Want a pet that fits in a teacup? Try water bears, not a teacup puppy

North Country Public Radio - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 22:00
Pint-size pets were practical, once upon a time. A hunter using a wolf-like dog to ferret out game would bring home less bacon than one who used a terrier for the same tracking services. Presumably, small hunting dogs mating with dust-mops is what gave rise to Shih Tzus and other foofy small dogs, which sadly are no longer in high demand now that Roombas can do the same job cheaper.
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Jimmer Fredette returns to the NBA, signing with the Phoenix Suns

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
Before Joe Girard III became a sports superstar in Glens Falls there was the one and only Jimmer Fredette. Fredette broke scoring records at Glens Falls High School and again in college, but has struggled for the last few years to make it back to the NBA.
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NYPA board approves ALCOA deal

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
The deal to keep ALCOA in Massena for the next seven years is now official.
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Spring fling: a contra dance in Canton tonight

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
TAUNY will host a Community Contra Dance tonight at the First Presbyterian Church on the Park in Canton. There will be lively music by fiddler and North Country Heritage Award recipient Gretchen Koehler and "Jam Packed!," the Community Contra Dance Band that includes 30 local musicians.
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School funding push returns as NY lawmakers seek budget deal

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The perennial debate over how much New York spends on public schools has returned to Albany as lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to craft a new state budget before Monday's deadline.
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Officials warn of rabid wildlife in eastern Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State environmental officials are advising people to be alert for animals with unusual or aggressive behavior after several positive rabies tests in the eastern Adirondacks.
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New exhibit chronicles New Yorkers in Korean, Vietnam wars

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Military Museum is set to formally open a new exhibit on the Korean and Vietnam wars.
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Fate of public campaign finance uncertain as Cuomo aides feud with 3 female Democratic lawmakers

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
The push for a public campaign finance system for New York’s politicians heated up as a feud erupted between three young female lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aides.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 3/29/19

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 22:00
Winter is loosening its grip and maple sugaring season is underway. Expect to encounter rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain and deep soft snow and ice on trails, higher waters from snowmelt and rain, and some areas of mud, especially at trail heads and in the Southern and Eastern Adirondacks.
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Jimmer Fredette signs with Phoenix, returns to the NBA

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/28/2019 - 17:00
Before Joe Girard III became a sports superstar in Glens Falls there was the one and only Jimmer Fredette. Fredette broke scoring records at Glens Falls High School and again in college, but has struggled for the last few years to make it back to the NBA.
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Supporters of legalized marijuana rally at the Capitol

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
Supporters of including legalized recreational marijuana for adults in the state budget rallied at the State Capitol to try to convince lawmakers to move faster on the issue.
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Newly elected lawmakers slam Cuomo for pricey fundraiser

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
Two freshman state Senators and one recently elected Assemblywoman say they are incensed by a New York Times article documenting a recent fundraiser held by Governor Andrew Cuomo that charged up to $25,000 per person.
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Vermont House overwhelmingly approves community broadband

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill designed to help rural communities get access to the internet.
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Bill would lower threshold for hunting while intoxicated

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Democratic-controlled state Legislature has passed a measure to lower the legal blood-alcohol content threshold for hunting while intoxicated.
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Ogdensburg joins lawsuit against manufacturers of opioids

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
Several counties and cities in New York are accusing pharmaceutical companies of using false advertising and deceptive marketing practices to minimize the risk of addiction to opioids.
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NY Gov. Cuomo OKs fix to prosecutorial misconduct commission

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation making changes to a new commission that investigates prosecutorial misconduct.
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