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North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
NCPR's new "texting club" is a place to share stories, ask questions and find tips for getting by in the North Country.
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Big North Country sports weekend produces championships, honors

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
A couple of North Country teams brought home big championships over the weekend. Clarkson University's men's hockey team won the Eastern Conference title in Lake Placid and the Glens Falls boys high school team captured a statewide title. Meanwhile, an athlete from Clarkson was named the best women's hockey player in the country.
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Governor has the upper hand in a late budget

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
The new state budget, due April 1, will be first one decided by an all-Democratic state legislature in a decade, after Republicans ruled the Senate for most of the past century. And while the leadership of the Senate and Assembly have been newly reasserting their governing powers, when it comes to the spending plan, there’s only so far that they can go in their disagreements with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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The Perfect Hike: a postcard from Wright Peak

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
Last week marked the start of spring, and it's worth celebrating the truly old-fashioned winter we just had in the North Country. Emily Russell sent a postcard from Wright Peak in the Adirondacks.
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North Country at Work Live!: A spring blizzard search and rescue in Cranberry Lake

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
To some people, March means spring. In the North Country? Think again.
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Books: Betsy Kepes reviews three Adirondack thrillers

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:00
The Adirondack Park contains six million acres, mostly forest. If you were a thriller writer and wanted to write a book set in the Adirondacks, how would you use that vast remoteness as part of your plot? Betsy Kepes decided to find out. But she told Todd Moe that she didn't read all the thrillers that are set in the Adirondacks - there are a lot.
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Governor has the upper hand in a late budget

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 22:00
The new state budget, due April 1, will be first one decided by an all-Democratic state legislature in a decade, after Republicans ruled the Senate for most of the past century. And while the leadership of the Senate and Assembly have been newly reasserting their governing powers, when it comes to the spending plan, there’s only so far that they can go in their disagreements with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Starting the garden from scratch

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 22:00
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UPDATED: Alcoa, NYPA reach 7-year deal to stay in Massena

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Alcoa, the aluminum giant that has anchored St. Lawrence County manufacturing for decades, has agreed to a seven-year deal to keep its plant open in Massena.
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The North Country: We are what we build

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
While people all over the world are drawn to the North Country for its wilderness and wildlife, its mountains, forests, lakes and streams, the identity of North Country people can be seen more clearly in what architects call the "built environment." What we build gives insight into how we live and who we are and what we have made of this place. It evokes the history and evolution of our communities. Taken together, these structures place a viewer more precisely within the landscape than a panorama of mountains and waters can.
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With climate change potentially affecting water levels, homeowners defend lakeside living

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
In a changing climate, people living on Lake Ontario may be more at risk for flooding and extreme weather, so what compels them to stay?
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Pole vaulter, 84, sets her sights on more records

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) An 84-year-old record-setting pole vaulter isn't putting her pole down anytime soon.
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Alcoa, NYPA reach 7-year deal to stay in Massena

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Alcoa, the aluminum giant that has anchored St. Lawrence County manufacturing for decades, has agreed to a seven-year deal to keep its plant open in Massena.
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Can Clarkson hockey bring home another national championship?

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Last weekend the SUNY Plattsburgh women's hockey team took home the Division III national championship. Can the Clarkson women defend their Division I title this weekend?
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Stefanik meets with local officials and business owners in Ogdensburg

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik visited the manufacturing facility of an office supplies copany in Ogdensburg yesterday to meet with local government officials and business leaders.
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Murder conviction for Massena man in 5-year-old case

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) A jury has found a northern New York man guilty of killing a 25-year-old woman whose decomposed body was found in woods nearly five years ago.
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Casino companies see opportunity in New York's budget shortfall

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Gambling casino companies are pressing Governor Cuomo and the legislature to allow them to open gaming centers in New York City as part of the new state budget. There are a number of obstacles to overcome, but the proposal may seem tempting to lawmakers, who are strapped for cash this year.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 3/22/19

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 22:00
Winter is clinging on, and the big storm today is just what winter recreationists were hoping for, enough fresh snow most everywhere in the Adirondack Park to make for another great weekend of winter activities.
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