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Military kids switch schools, struggle with class placement

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
Kids in military families move a lot: on average six to nine times by the time they finish high school. That means navigating new schools, finding new friends, catching up in classes - over and over again.
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North Country at Work: the Rockwood Diaries - work and play on a Pillar Point farm

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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10th Mountain Division aerial training exercise means low-flying helicopters and traffic delays

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 22:00
Fort Drum's 10th Combat Aviation Brigade is conducting a nine-day aerial training exercise over the Adirondacks. Officials say the public may see low-flying aircraft and experience traffic delays.
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North Country after dark

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
"The night time is the right time...," as the song says. There's something about the dark and the nighttime quiet that adds an extra layer of meaning to everything. What little one can see is all the more alluring and mysterious. Night thoughts seem portentous, and where the sky of daytime is a blue bowl, the night sky runs off into infinity.
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Bitcoin mining in Massena: hope or hype?

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
A few months ago, people were talking about the North Country becoming the Silicon Valley of something called bitcoin mining. Big companies wanted to build warehouses full of computers and promise hundreds of jobs.What drew them to the North Country was cheap electricity to run all those supercomputers. And that's what put the brakes on the bitcoin mining boom before it even started.
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Stefanik wants Pruitt to step down

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
Elise Stefanik is the third Republican member of Congress to call for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to step aside.
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Vermont governor: State not "eager" to send guard to south border

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says the state has not received a request to send any of its National Guard troops to the Mexican border, but he would "not be eager" to send them should he receive such a request.
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ACLU asks judge to order immigrant detainee hearings resumed

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union and an organization whose lawyers represent immigrants are asking a judge to stop the indefinite detention of some immigrants.
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Stefanik faces skeptical crowd in election year town hall meeting

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
North Country congresswoman Elise Stefanik faced off with voters yesterday in an often raucous and emotional town hall meeting in South Glens Falls. A lot of the focus was on gun control. But people also questioned the Republican on issues ranging from social security President Trump and his sexual behavior.
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So what is bitcoin mining anyway? An explainer

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
Bitcoin mining is officially a big deal in the North Country. From Plattsburgh to Tupper Lake, Rouses Point to Massena, dozens of bitcoin mining companies are prospecting for the North Country's relatively cheap electricity. And they're promising hundreds of jobs.But why? What is bitcoin mining and why are high-tech companies wanting to set up shop here?Here are a few things to know about the emerging technology:
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
Expect unsettled weather and a variety of conditions this weekend. Trailheads will be a combination of ice, mud, and new snow. High winds have brought down considerable blowdown and up to 3or 4 inches of snow could fall through the weekend, especially at higher elevations.
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Spring musical season: "Footloose" in Potsdam this weekend

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
Spring musicals continue this weekend at high schools across the region. The Potsdam High School Drama Club will present "Footloose" tonight and tomorrow night at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. "Footloose," based on the popular '80s film, is the story of Ren McCormack, a big city teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of a local minister, dancing and rock music have been banned.Todd Moe spoke with three of Potsdam High School's cast members about this weekend's production, including Jacques Kuno, who plays Ren McCormack.
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Cynthia Nixon, in public radio interview, says Hillary's loss inspired her run

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:00
Cynthia Nixon spent Thursday traveling the New York State Thruway from Syracuse to Rochester as part of her upstate campaign swing. In between stops, the actor and underdog candidate talked about how Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential race helped inspire her to run for governor and why she thinks Andrew Cuomo is not doing enough to help the state.
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Stefanik will confront critics who say she's an outsider who dodged townhall meetings

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is in a very strong position seven months out from the mid-term election. But this week the Republican who represents the North Country 21st district faces what may be the first big test of this political season. Stefanik will meet in two open town hall-style meetings with voters, today in South Glens Falls in Saratoga County and tomorrow in Port Henry-Moriah in Essex County. This comes as Stefanik faces criticism that she's a Washington DC outsider who has avoided a public discussion with constituents.
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Utility crews work to restore widespread power outages

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
Utility crews are still working to restore power to areas across New York state where high winds brought down tree limbs and power lines.
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Giving form to words: "Poetic License" exhibit opening at NorthWind Fine Arts

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery will host its 2nd Annual Poetry Opening, in honor of National Poetry Month. "Poetic License" celebrates the creative connection between the written word and visual art forms with poetry readings and new, companion, pieces of art.
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High winds collapse shack, killing man making maple syrup

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
THERESA, N.Y. (AP) High winds have collapsed a sugar shack in northern New York, killing a 36-year-old man who was making maple syrup.
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Cuomo: $25M spent to help village's water

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office is defending the state's response to an upstate village's chemically contaminated water supply after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon said his administration "ignored" the problem.
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Painting on the walls: art transforms an Indian Lake school hallway

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 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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Senate Democratic feuding factions unite, and candidate Nixon takes credit

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 22:00
Two warring factions of Democrats in the state Senate are rejoining forces as pressure has mounted from the party�s left-leaning base for a reunification.
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