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Nixon, Cuomo spar over school funding

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:00
Democratic candidate for governor and actor Cynthia Nixon came to the Capitol to talk about the need for more education aid and what she says are Gov. Andrew Cuomo's failings in that policy area. Meanwhile, Cuomo's campaign said it's Nixon who is being inconsistent.
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A cool spell this week could pause the growing season

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
Just when we thought the cool air had left the garden, the forecast this week is predicting overnight temps in the 40's. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says some veggies, like lettuce and spinach, thrive in the cooler weather. But it could mean a set back for young tomato plants and basil seedlings. Amy's advice - "Hang in there."
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North Country at Work: Meteorologist Tom Messner on the challenge of predicting North Country weather

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
Come rain, wind, sun or snow, NBC5 Chief Meteorologist Tom Messner will tell you the weather forecast - with a smile. Always with a smile."Well, a lot of people say they have a name for me, and then I get nervous," he said. "Usually it comes out like this: 'Well, we call you Smiley.' And I'll be, 'OK. I'm good. I've been called worse than that.'"
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State-run welcome center being built in Thousand Islands

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
COLLINS LANDING, N.Y. (AP) Work is underway on a new North Country Welcome Center near the Thousand Islands Bridge in Jefferson County.
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Seaway tanker tugged loose from St. Lawrence River bottom

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
Three tug boats and a rise in water levels did the trick in finally wiggling free the Chem Norma tanker from the bottom of the St. Lawrence River Sunday afternoon. Several hundred people flocked to the shoreline in Morrisburg, Ontario to watch the effort.
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36 views of St. Lawrence County

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
Scenically, my stomping ground of St. Lawrence County is sort of like the underappreciated middle child of the North Country, straddling the grandeur of the Adirondacks to the south and the sublime land and waterscape of the Thousand Islands to the west. Nonetheless, it has its fair share of breathtaking views and moments. And it has that mix of working landscape, livable villages and proximity to nature that is the ornament of rural life. Take a little photo tour; you'll see what I mean.
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New book delves into archaeology in the Adirondack Park

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) A new book published this month chronicles the wide array of archaeological sites in New York's Adirondack Park.
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Council of Churches calls on lawmakers to pass bail reform

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York State Council of Churches is calling on members of the state Senate and Assembly to overhaul the state's bail system.
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As US Canada trade war escalates, North Country border towns on front lines

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 22:00
U.S. and Canada have been intertwined for the better part of a century with business and workers moving back and forth across the border. Last week, the Trump administration imposed stiff tariffs on Canadian aluminum and steel. Canada has responded to U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminum and maple syrup with $16.6 billion worth of tariffs on U.S. products including beer, toilet paper and whiskey.
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36 views of St. Lawrence County

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
Scenically, my stomping ground of St. Lawrence County is sort of like the underappreciated middle child of the North Country, straddling the grandeur of the Adirondacks to the south and the sublime land and waterscape of the Thousand Islands to the west. Nonetheless, it has its fair share of breathtaking views and moments. And it has that mix of working landscape, livable villages and proximity to nature that is the ornament of rural life. Take a little photo tour; you'll see what I mean.
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NY-21: Tedra Cobb builds campaign on experience as legislator, health advocate

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
With the Democratic primary for Congress coming up on June 26, we're hearing from each of the five candidates seeking to take on Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in November.Today, we meet Tedra Cobb from Canton. As a former St. Lawrence County legislator, Cobb is the only candidate in the race who's ever held public office. She's also an educator, a public health advocate, and a businesswoman.
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Steel and aluminum tariffs draw fire from Stefanik and Canadian officials

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is blasting President Trump's decision to implement tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.In a statement released yesterday, Stefanik said she "strongly" opposes the White House decision.
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Books: "One Rough Life - Ted Ashlaw"

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
Traditonal Arts in Upstate New York, TAUNY, will release its latest book project, "One Rough Life - Ted Ashlaw: Adirondack Lumber Camp and Barroom Singer" by Robert Bethke, next week.
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State expanding electric vehicle efforts with $250M program

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is continuing its push to expand the use of electric vehicles and create more infrastructure to keep them charged.
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Lawmakers ponder sports betting - and face a deadline

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state could become one of the nation's leading sports betting markets - but time is running out for lawmakers who want to legalize wagering on athletic events this year.
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Got indigestion? These cows could solve your milk problem

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
MORAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Does milk leave your stomach feeling sour? Dairy companies looking for ways to appeal to people who avoid milk because of indigestion are promoting what they call an easier-drinking alternative.
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Gridlock and finger-pointing in the NY state Senate

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
The New York State Senate is experiencing its worst gridlock in nine years, with the two major factions tied at 31 members each. No legislation is moving through the chamber, but there's lots of finger-pointing.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 05/31/2018 - 22:00
Summer is winding up, and trailhead parking lots and interior campsites in popular areas fill early now - be sure to include alternatives in your back-country plans.
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A weekend of "peace, paws, and music" at Adirondack Woof Stock

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
If you like the music of the 1960s and you love dogs, Warren County has an event for you this weekend.
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School district mulling homework ban proposal from students

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) A school district just outside of New York City says it is considering a proposal from two fifth graders to get rid of homework.
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