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North Country at Work: Corey Laxson on testing water quality of Upper Saranac Lake

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 22:00
Just how clean is Upper Saranac Lake? Scientists at Paul Smith's College's Adirondack Watershed Institute are in the best position to answer that question. They've been gathering data about the lake's water quality since 1989.Upper Saranac Lake is one of the most intensely studied lakes in the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, which has thousands of lakes and ponds and more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. The AWI collects data from a network of 94 lakes and 25 streams, covering 40 percent of the park's watershed area.
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They were recruited into the military, but non-citizen troops now face an uncertain future

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 22:00
From 2009 to 2016, the Defense Department recruited more than 10,000 non-citizens into the armed forces. Now some say they're being discharged without explanation.
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7/27/18: Long shot Green candidate campaigns for North Country House seat

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
Lynn Kahn ran for President two years ago. She's setting her sights now on the NY 21 House seat. Brian Mann Hosts
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Ontario wants Ottawa to cover costs of supporting asylum seekers from U.S.

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
The province says it wants $200 million from the federal government to cover costs associated with asylum seekers from the United States.
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Ex-Assembly speaker faces corruption sentencing, again

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) One of the most powerful politicians in New York before corruption charges abruptly ended his career is scheduled to be sentenced for a second time.
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State: Olympic agency boss charged drinks to state cards

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) A former executive at the agency that maintains winter Olympic facilities in Lake Placid, New York, is accused of using state-issued credit cards to run up thousands of dollars in bar bills.
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NY21: Long shot Green candidate says she will "turn switch" to win in November

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
Lynn Kahn, a clinical psychologist and author, says she's uniquely qualified to transform the way government works.
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A day in the life of a Hut Master

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
Henry Liebers, of Schenectady, NY, has been spending his summers in the Adirondacks since he was a little boy. He's now working a job that he describes as a dream come true: Hut Master for Johns Brook Lodge in the High Peaks region. Owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club, the lodge has been hosting visitors since 1925.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 22:00
All this rain has been raising the levels of rivers and streams temporarily above normal for late July, but most of the Adirondack Park was in a moderate drought when the rain began, so water crossings shouldn�t be much of a problem this weekend.
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118th Assembly Dist. candidate arrested on felony charge

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
A candidate for New York State Assembly in the North Country has been arrested after an investigation into alleged tax fraud.
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Jenne says it's time New York re-focused on agriculture

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
North Country Assemblywoman Addie Jenne says she welcomes the new federal plan to give direct aid to farmers hurt by the trade disputes. In a written statement, she said it's imperative for state agriculture officials to make sure farmers can access those funds.Jenne also says New York state needs to refocus its economic development strategy to provide long-term price supports to dairy farmers.
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Vermont, NH mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
DANVILLE, Vt. (AP) Officials in Vermont and New Hampshire say mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile virus.
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When NYPD horses lose shoes, the blacksmith comes to them

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Horseshoes are an essential part of the New York Police Department. Without them, the department's elite mounted unit of 50 horses couldn't patrol the city.
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Conservatives end Ontario's cap and trade carbon reduction program

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
An environmental advocacy group says the cancellation of the cap and trade program will leave Ontario with no plan to fight climate change.
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Republicans and farmers alarmed as Trump trade wars grow

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
"Do I personally like it? No. That's not how I think we should operate."
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Unions call foul over new group to help public workers break ties with their union

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
A newly formed group is reaching out to public worker union members in New York, informing them of their rights - under the recently decided U.S. Supreme Court Janus case - to opt out of their unions. But union leaders say the organization is a front group for anti-union billionaires.
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Ancient "bones" of the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:00
"Old as the hills" is a relative term. The Adirondacks may be relatively young mountains, but their distinctive grey granite, anorthosite, originated 1.1 billion ago, so deep in the earth's crust that only continental collision could have formed it.Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss Adirondack geology.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: First-timer wins men's event in Lake Placid's huge Ironman competition

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
Lake Placid hosted its 20th Ironman competition Sunday; it's a super marathon, and it's a big event.Peter Crowley is editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake and he's seen first hand how big the Ironman has become. He talks with Martha Foley about what's happening in the Tri-Lakes.
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A simple phone call can reduce suicide risk

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide rates continuing to climb nationwide. In New York, the CDC found that the rate has risen almost 30 percent since 1999.
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Betsy Kepes: summer book recommendations

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
There's still time to catch up on reading this summer. High summer is perfect for lounging around with a great book.
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