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Customs defends plans for Vermont checkpoints

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) U.S. Customs and Border Protection is defending plans to set up immigration checkpoints in the interior of Vermont, far from the Canadian border.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Should armed Essex County deputies act as school resource officers?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:00
After more horrific school shootings in the last year, many North Country school districts are considering adding a resource officer, essentially armed police in the schools. Essex County’s newly elected sheriff, David Reynolds, is making a major push to have his deputies provide those officers to the county’s 13 school districts. So far the response from the schools has been mixed.
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State audit finds problems with opioid prescription tracking

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:00
Opioid treatment programs in New York have not been using a state database that tracks opioid prescriptions, according to an audit from the state comptroller’s office released Monday.
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North Country at Work: tanning and glove-making in Johnstown and Gloversville

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:00
This North Country at Work story takes us to the southern end of our region, to the towns of Johnstown and Gloversville in Fulton County. Historically and up until the late 20th century, these were tannery towns, dominated by operations treating hides and turning them into leather goods.
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Books: Writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah at SUNY Canton

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 22:00
SUNY Canton’s Living Writers series will feature Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah tonight. Adjei-Brenyah is a graduate of the Syracuse University MFA in Creative Writing and studied with the writer George Saunders. Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, talks with Todd Moe about the short stories in Adjei-Brenyah’s book, Friday Black. Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah will appear at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 28, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater at SUNY Canton. The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for purchase and signing.
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Touchdown on Mars, and where to find some of the other planets

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
The InSight probe landed successfully on Mars Yesterday. Its mission is to study the deep interior of the Red Planet. Aileen O'Donoghue wears her rocket science hat briefly before turning to what we can see (or not see) as darkness continues to lengthen as we approach the winter solstice on December 21. If we get a clear night, she tells us where to look for Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. Read Aileen O'Donoghue's complete night sky notes.
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Clinton Cty. grand jury won't indict 14-year-old for murder

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
A grand jury has decided not to indict a 14-year-old for allegedly murdering a man in Clinton County last month.
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NY Assembly to look at student loan debt

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State lawmakers in New York are taking a look at what the state can do to lessen the burden of student loan debt.
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Home health agencies to lose federal funding in rule change

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Agencies that provide home-based health care to Vermont residents are bracing for a hit to the federal funds that account for a majority of the agencies' operating revenue.
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Mayor refuses to resign after calling some voters "retarded"

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) A New York town mayor who called people who vote for Democrats "retarded" says he will not step down and will run for re-election.
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Lake Placid pubs brew beer to help CA fire victims

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
Today is Giving Tuesday. Two breweries in the Adirondacks are joining a nationwide effort to raise money for victims of the Camp Fire in northern California.
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NY senators elect first African-American woman to be majority leader

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
The New York State Senate made history on two fronts Monday as it elected Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be the first woman, and the first African-American woman, to head the chamber in January.
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Astronomy conversation headline

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:00
Astronomy conversation intro. Read Aileen O'Donoghue's complete night sky notes.
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Albany joins state capitals trending toward one-party rule

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
More and more states are governed entirely by a single party. That trend grew in 2018's midterm election.
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Vermont and US officials to discuss ash borer threat

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
MILTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont officials are planning a public meeting to talk about the emerald ash borer, the invasive insect that is threatening the state's ash trees.
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NY lawmaker: Scour social media before issuing gun licenses

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York's gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.
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GM Canada to close Oshawa assembly plant

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
The Canadian Press has learned that General Motors Canada will announce today that it's closing its Oshawa assembly plant.
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Albany joins US state capitals trending toward one-party rule

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
More and more states are governed entirely by a single party. That trend grew in 2018's midterm election.
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North Country at Work: tanning and glove-making in Johnstown and Gloversville

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
This North Country at Work story takes us to the southern end of our region, to the towns of Johnstown and Gloversville in Fulton County. All the way into the 1950s, these were tannery towns - the rivers were lined by operations treating hides and turning them into leather goods.
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