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Moose alert: Caution urged on Adirondack roads during rut

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Moose are on the move in the Adirondacks and state officials are advising drivers to watch out for them on roadways.
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New York council delays action on water contaminant limits

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The deadline for a New York state council to report on recommended limits for several emerging contaminants in drinking water has passed without any regulations proposed.
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Report: State takeover of Medicaid could reduce property tax bills

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
An independent budget watchdog group agrees with an idea that Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro has to help bring down local property taxes. But it also says there is a tradeoff to any potential savings.
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Gov. Cuomo signs legislation outlawing stand-alone mausoleums

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
It is now illegal to build a stand-alone mausoleum in New York State. The new law is designed to prevent what happened to the Whispering Maples mausoleums in Clinton County, which weren’t making enough money and fell into disrepair.
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Explosives kill zinc mine worker in Gouverneur

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
A 40 year-old mine worker was killed yesterday morning at the recently reopened zinc mine in St. Lawrence County. Titan Mining Corporation, which owns Empire State Mine outside Gouverneur, said in a statement the man, whose name hasn’t been released, was the employee of a contractor at the mine.
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Using art to punctuate human rights

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 22:00
A new exhibit at the Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam includes several works by international artist Simon Redington. The centerpiece of the show, titled "The Grand Charade," is a series marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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Trade deal scores big win for Trump, praise from North Country leaders

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
Yesterday was a huge day for Donald Trump, who scored what may be the biggest trade and foreign policy win of his presidency so far. Despite criticism across the political spectrum, the President pressured Canada and Mexico, forcing them to make sweeping changes to the NAFTA trade agreement that had been in place for decades. The new deal drew quick praise from leaders here in the North Country, but faces opposition in Ontario and Quebec.
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Liberals fall from power in historic Quebec election

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
It was a big day for voters north of the border in Quebec. The province's Liberal party was swept from power yesterday. The once-influential Quebec Party which led the sovereignty movement also saw its number of seats cut sharply.
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NY law takes 16-year-olds out of adult criminal system

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A state law takes 16-year-olds out of the adult criminal justice system is going into effect.
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Vermont dairy farmers hope trade deal opens new markets

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) Vermont dairy farmers are hopeful that a new trade deal with Canada will open new markets.
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Ontario dairy farmers want compensation for trade deal changes

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
The province is demanding that Ottawa compensate dairy farmers adversely affected by Canada's new trade deal with the U-S and Mexico.
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Pro-Cuomo website backfires when GOP challenger buys URL

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An attempt by local Democratic officials to create a website attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo's challenger backfired after Republican candidate Marc Molinaro's campaign bought the site and reconfigured it to redirect traffic to an anti-Cuomo website. Gubernatorial challenger Marc Molinaro
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North Country at Work: Forest rangers and the nitty-gritty of handling emergencies

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
State Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers are increasingly busy with searches and rescues, mostly in the Adirondack and Catskill parks, and throughout those emergencies, they maintain a frame of mind similar to the Boy Scouts. They're prepared.
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Siena College Poll shows Cuomo far ahead of challengers

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
A new Siena College poll finds Governor Cuomo far ahead of his challengers in his quest for a third term in office. But the survey also shows that a failed primary challenger is still taking points away from the governor’s lead.
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At last minute, US-Canada-Mexico hammer out new trade deal

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
The North Country's economy dodged a major disruption late last night when U.S. and Canadian negotiators agreed to a new comprehensive trade agreement.
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Santanoni camp receives $370,000 federal restoration grant

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
An architectural preservation group in the Adirondacks has received $370,000 from the federal government to help protect and restore the Santanoni great camp near Newcomb in Essex County.
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Cuomo: Judge me on what I've done, not what I'll do

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo does not talk a lot about what his agenda would be if voters give him a third term. Cuomo says his record of what he's done in the past is more important than what he'd do in the future.
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Ontario pledges aid for tornado recovery

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
The province is pledging more than $1.5 million to help people in the Ottawa area recover from recent tornadoes.
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Buffalo diocese hires ex-FBI agent for investigations

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Diocese of Buffalo has hired a former FBI agent to investigate complaints of clergy abuse and other wrongdoing.
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New York aims to reduce racial gap in maternal mortality

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is working to reduce maternal mortality and the racial disparities in the rate of maternal death.
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