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The Trump administration wants a bigger Army, putting pressure on military recruiters

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
The Trump Administration wants to grow the Army substantially, even as potential recruits get harder to find. That's putting more pressure on recruiters than they've seen in years.
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North Country at Work: why ski patroller Rick Wood watches and respects Whiteface

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
Most winter weekend mornings, Rick Wood is on the road by six o'clock. He drives the two hours (he'll do the same again at night) between his home in Colton and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, the Olympic ski mountain with a 360-degree view of the Adirondacks around it. It's a hefty commute, much farther than the Big Tupper ski area, where he patrolled until the mountain was closed in 2002, and he decided to transfer to Whiteface. But Rick says he never considered stopping.
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Cuomo opponent seeks hearing on controversial tourism signs

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 22:00
A Republican candidate for governor is calling for hearings on controversial tourism signs that the Cuomo administration set up on the New York State Thruway and other highways. The federal government said the signs are illegal and will withhold federal funds if they are not removed.
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The Boreas Ponds deal was cut long before Friday's vote. Does that matter?

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
The Adirondack Park Agency commission voted 8-to-1 on Friday to approve a classification plan for the Boreas Ponds tract in Essex County. The plan will add roughly 11,000 acres to the High Peaks Wilderness and it prevents development on a vast swath of the Park. But a small group of environmental activists say it does not go far enough.They wanted more wilderness and they also say much of the land classification plan was cooked up in back rooms and Albany deal-making long before Friday's official decision.
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Ontario water levels high, but too early to tell if flooding will return

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River remain relatively high for this time of year, but are still below peaks hit last May.
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Research focuses on lake-effect phenomenon behind epic snows

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A new study aims to shed light on the weather phenomenon that's behind many of Buffalo's most epic snowfalls.
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Athlete to continue family's Olympic legacy

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) One Vermont skier is carrying on his family tradition of competing in the Winter Olympics.
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Nonprofits ask NY for help with building repairs, upgrades

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than 350 nonprofit organizations serving people throughout New York are urging state officials to increase funding for building repairs, technology upgrades and other critical improvements.
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North Country at Work: why ski patroller Rick Wood watches and respects Whiteface

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
Most winter weekend mornings, Rick Wood is on the road by six o'clock. He drives the two hours (he'll do the same again at night) between his home in Colton and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, the Olympic ski mountain with a 360-degree view of the Adirondacks around it. It's a hefty commute, much farther than the Big Tupper ski area, where he patrolled until the mountain was closed in 2002, and he decided to transfer to Whiteface. But Rick says he never considered stopping.
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Cuomo keeps his focus away from former aide's corruption trial

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 02/04/2018 - 22:00
The bribery trial of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's former top aide, Joe Percoco, begins its third week in federal court Monday. Cuomo has not commented on the proceedings and has instead been busy focusing on other topics.
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A photographer's eye guides a painter's hand in Lynn Manning's "Connections"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Painter Lynn Manning is the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. There is an artist's reception tonight from 5-7 pm for her solo exhibit of works, "Connections."My first exposure to Manning's work came from last year's juried show at the Guild, where she took top honors. So when a selection of images from her new solo show turned up in my email, I got in touch to ask her a few questions about what I was seeing.
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Flu cases keep rising across NY state, vaccinations urged

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State health officials say laboratory-confirmed influenza cases topped 11,000 over the past week, with another 2,200-plus New Yorkers requiring hospitalization because of the flu.
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Forget groundhogs: This spring forecast looks at lilac buds

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Lilac buds rather than groundhog shadows are helping climate experts at Cornell University predict the onset of spring.
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40th Winterlude kicks off in Canada's capital region

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Today is the official launch of the 40th Winterlude in Ottawa and Gatineau, Quebec.
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GOP fundraiser takes on Gillibrand, announces Senate run

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A private equity executive and Republican Party fundraiser has announced that she's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a popular Democrat.
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Stefanik voted to release controversial memo, despite FBI's "grave" concerns

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik voted in favor of releasing a controversial memo compiled by the House Intelligence committee's Republican majority. The document appears to suggest wrong-doing by the FBI, which one GOP lawmaker described as "abuses that go to the core of our democracy."
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Plattsburgh-Boston flights could end this summer

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Regular flights from Plattsburgh to Boston might come to an end this summer. PenAir has operated the service for the last six years, thanks to a federal program that subsidizes flights to and from smaller airports. But last month, Clinton County said the funding should go to a new airline that flies to Washington, D.C. instead.About 25 people work at PenAir and they're worried they'll lose their jobs because of the change.
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North Country at Work: a look inside Tupper Lake's state-of-the-art Police Department

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Over the past 25 years, technology has drastically changed the way law enforcement officers do their job. Those changes have made their way from big city police departments to the small-town forces here in northern New York. Officers at the Tupper Lake Police Department now use a range of mobile and HQ-based networked devices to help maintain law and order in their village deep in the Adirondack Park.
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A photographer's eye teaches a painter's hand in Lynn Manning's "Connections"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Painter Lynn Manning is the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. There is an artist's reception tonight from 5-7 pm for her solo exhibit of works, "Connections."My first exposure to Manning's work came from last year's juried show at the Guild, where she took top honors. So when a selection of images from her new solo show turned up in my email, I got in touch to ask her a few questions about what I was seeing.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 02/01/2018 - 22:00
Very cold temperatures continue to move in. High temperatures on summits today are expected to be only near 10 below, with dangerously low wind chills.
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