News

Video postcard from a radiant spring afternoon on Giant

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
Normally I make audio postcards that air on NCPR's airwaves but sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. The other day I was on the summit of Giant near the town of Keene in the Adirondacks and it was simply perfect. No wind, no sound, only the lazy cawing of a raven overhead. Enjoy a minute of pure alpine bliss.
Categories: News

What do Akwesasne Mohawks and Mexican-Americans have in common?

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
Stephanie Elizondo Griest is a travel writer and journalist. She grew up Mexican-American in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her new book, "All the Agents and the Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands" compares our two borders - the southern border where she grew up, and the northern border here in the North Country. That international line divides the land of the Akwesasne Mohawk community along the St. Lawrence River.
Categories: News

North Country at Work: Lamar Bliss on working the early years of NCPR

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
Most of our North Country at Work stories look outwards, at people and places from across the region. But in honor of our 50th Anniversary and our spring fundraiser, we're looking behind the scenes here at North Country Public Radio with Lamar Bliss, an early announcer and host. When Lamar started working at North Country Public Radio there was one transmitter - the original one on Waterman Hill just outside Canton. Network programs were received via telephone line, and the station also received programs by mail on tapes, which Lamar helped cut and queue up on the tape machine. She was also on the air, which she says took a little getting used to.
Categories: News

Council approves resolution asking to cancel F-35 basing

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Vermont's congressional delegation is standing by its decision to support basing F-35 jets at the Burlington Air National Guard Base as the City Council voted to request a cancellation.
Categories: News

Dems fear immigrants will skip census with citizenship query

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) Democrats are worried that the Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 Census will cause immigrants to avoid filling out the survey.
Categories: News

Tesla seeks approval to expand electric car sales in state

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Tesla officials, owners of the company's electric cars and people who are on a waiting list to buy one are pushing the state Legislature to allow Elon Musk's corporation to expand in New York.
Categories: News

Budget agreement close in Albany, but not yet final

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 22:00
Talks on the state budget were stalled just days before the March 30 deadline, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers continued negotiations. Groups pressing for additional issues that are in the governor's budget plan still have not given up hope.
Categories: News

Ash tree-killing pest found in 3 more Vermont towns

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) An invasive pest that's killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America has been found in three more Vermont towns since it was first discovered in the state last month.
Categories: News

Police: Skimming machines found at gas station

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) State police are warning motorists about credit card skimming devices that were found on gas pumps in upstate New York.
Categories: News

NXIVM leader arrested, faces sex-trafficking charge in NY

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) The leader of a secretive group based in upstate New York that has been accused of branding female followers as part of an initiation ceremony has been charged with sex-trafficking.
Categories: News

$6.4 million of Restore NY funds awarded to North Country municipalities

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) More than $80 million has been awarded to dozens of municipalities as part of New York state's efforts to revitalize local communities.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state funding has been awarded to 71 municipalities through the fifth round of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. The funding intended to restore downtowns and spur new economic activity was included in the current state budget for the fiscal year that ends Saturday.Administered by Empire State Development, the state's main economic development agency, the Restore New York program provides funding to villages, towns and cities to support demolition of vacant buildings and rehabilitation of condemned and surplus properties.
Categories: News

Gun rights advocate: Rallies part of liberal plan to weaken 2nd amendment rights

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
The head of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, the state's biggest gun-rights group, says huge rallies over the weekend in support of gun control are part of an effort to erode 2nd amendment rights.
Categories: News

Early spring ski trip to Raquette Falls: sun, birdsong, snow

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
There is a saying this time of year in the North County: Ski it while you can. With April just around the corner, winter is fading away, but there is still snow in the Adirondack back country. In some places, trails are still in great shape. This morning, Brian Mann sends an audio postcard from the trail to Raquette Falls near Tupper Lake.
Categories: News

Nixon, in Albany to critique Cuomo, pulls no punches

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 22:00
Cynthia Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor, came to Albany to critique the school funding record of her potential primary opponent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The funding is now being discussed in the state budget. As in all of her comments since she's announced her candidacy, Nixon didn't pull any punches.
Categories: News

Time to sign on: CSAs are gearing up for the summer

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
Now's the time to join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm if you want to enjoy weeks of fresh vegetables and flowers...without necessarily growing them yourself.
Categories: News

Stefanik embraces Trump, invites him to visit Fort Drum

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
North Country congresswoman Elise Stefanik says she hopes President Trump will visit the North Country during his first term. Stefanik sent a letter to Trump late last week praising his leadership and inviting him to tour the Fort Drum military base.
Categories: News

Tens of thousands march at NYC gun protest

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Tens of thousands of demonstrators have turned out for a New York City march coinciding with the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C.
Categories: News

Most Vermont school phones out of E911 compliance

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) State officials say fewer than half of Vermont schools they surveyed have phone systems that interact with the state's emergency 911 system the way they are supposed to.
Categories: News

Mental health advocates push for more housing in NY

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates for New Yorkers with mental illness have delivered nearly 25,000 letters to state leaders urging them to find more funding for community housing for those with significant mental health challenges.
Categories: News

North Country at Work: Lamar Bliss on working the early years of NCPR

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 03/25/2018 - 22:00
Most of our North Country at Work stories look outwards, at people and places from across the region. But in honor of our 50th Anniversary and our spring fundraiser, we're looking behind the scenes here at North Country Public Radio with Lamar Bliss, an early announcer and host. When Lamar started working at North Country Public Radio there was one transmitter - the original one on Waterman Hill. Network programs were received via telephone line, and the station also received programs by mail on tapes, which Lamar helped cut and queue up on the tape machine. She was also on the air, which she says took a little getting used to.
Categories: News

Pages

Subscribe to Some Place in Ohio aggregator - News