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A small town in SLC just got cut from a multimillion-dollar wind deal. Its reaction? "Relief."

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
Last week, energy developers announced they're pulling out of one of the St. Lawrence County towns where they had intended to build a wind farm.
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Stefanik tours flood-prone neighborhood in Malone

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
Like many parts of the North Country, Malone in Franklin County has a flood problem. The Salmon River cuts right through the town and village. Local officials say there's one spot in the northern part of the village near a sewage treatment plant that floods almost every year.
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Cuomo's chief of staff testifies in federal corruption trial of former top aide

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo's chief of staff was one of the first witnesses to testify at the corruption trial of Governor Cuomo's former top aide, Joe Percoco. Linda Lacewell described Percoco as a trusted loyal and very senior aide to the governor.
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What is cheese, anyway?

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
You can make cheese from the milk of any mammal, but who wants to go out and milk the pigs? Curt Stager came back from a trip to Italy with some Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. He shares a taste with Martha Foley while they run down different processes used to make a number of varieties of cheese from the same starting point, milk. Saturday was National Cheese Lovers Day, but isn't every day, really?
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Preview: Snowtown Film Fest in Watertown

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
A classic children's musical, horror flicks and local student-made films are part of the fourth annual Snowtown Film Festival in Watertown this weekend. Lowville veterinarian Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," will talk about life as a child actor on Saturday morning. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday at the Dulles State Office Building. It includes more than 40 films, filmmaker panels, a short film competition and awards ceremony.Kylie Peck, one of the organizers of the film fest, says the event celebrates winter and the North Country through film.
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Vermont ACLU wants to cut state prison population in half

North Country Public Radio - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is campaigning to try to cut the state's prison population by half.
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Universal flu vaccine could make flu a rare threat

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
Imagine if the flu was about as rare as diphtheria, measles, or other formerly widespread viruses.
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Story Traveler: Stories of justice and generosity

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
In "The Merchant and the Purse he Lost" from Leo Tolstoy's "Fables and Fairy Tales," a merchant tries and fails to trick a man of his due. In a tale from Martin Buber's "Tales of the Hassidim," a generous person unwittingly gives away a ring of real value, and doubles down on the act.Story Traveler is unscripted storytelling from everywhere in the world, stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.
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New Navy ship, USS Little Rock, stalled by ice

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
The USS Little Rock, a Navy ship that was commissioned in Buffalo in December, is still waiting for a clear path to the ocean. And it may be mid-March before the ship can leave Montreal, where it waits in port.
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Removal of Adirondack train cars delayed by Hudson flooding

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
THURMAN, N.Y. (AP) Plans to remove old tanker train cars from a rail line in the Adirondacks have been halted by Hudson River flooding.
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Driver following GPS plunges vehicle into Lake Champlain

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Divers have removed an SUV that sank to the bottom of Lake Champlain when a motorist drove onto the frozen lake while following GPS.
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Watertown city manager's contract won't be renewed

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
Watertown is looking for a new city manager. The city council voted 4-1 on Monday not to renew manager Sharon Addison's contract.
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Federal policy change not a concern for North Country medical marijuana companies

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
New York State's medical marijuana program is now in its third year, and the program has grown since cannabis capsules and tinctures first hit the shelves. The state is starting to let companies advertise. There are new eligible conditions, like PTSD and chronic pain.That's been a boost for the North Country's dispensary in Plattsburgh, Columbia Care, and Etain LLC, a growing operation in the southeastern Adirondacks. But a major policy change at the federal level could throw a wrench into the works.
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Opening statements in trial of Cuomo's former top aide present two different views

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
The prosecution and defense offered two very different versions of events in the trial of Governor Cuomo's former top aide Joe Percoco and three business associates in Federal District Court in Manhattan Tuesday. Much of the prosecutor's case will hinge on testimony of another former, associate Todd Howe who pleaded guilty to several felonies and will be the government's star witness.
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Watch: "Our first shared holiday long before we ever met" - Tony Moats at the Howl Grand Slam

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 22:00
Tony Moats of Queensbury, NY took up the "holidays" theme at The Howl Grand Slam to explain why he thinks we need more holidays. He and his wife have doubled up theirs by observing both American and Canadian federal holidays. And it turns out that they celebrated their first one together many years before they ever met. Recorded live at Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, NY on November 4, 2017.
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For North Country dairy farmers, Farm Bill isn't the biggest fish to fry

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:00
Amidst the chaos in Washington over the federal shutdown and "dreamers" and disaster relief funding, a big issue for the North Country is practically invisible. That's the massive $10 billion a year Farm Bill, which expires at the end of the year.
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Momentum builds for second Adirondack rail-trail

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:00
The chair of the Warren County board of supervisors says it may be time to replace a historic Adirondack rail line with a recreation trail. The move comes as controversy continues to surround the Saratoga North Creek Railway over a plan to store mothballed industrial tank cars inside the Park.
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Wind company backs out of Parishville

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:00
The international energy company that's been planning to build a large wind farm in St. Lawrence County has decided to cut the town of Parishville out of its plans.
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Vermont governor signs pot bill with "mixed emotions"

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gov. Phil Scott has privately signed Vermont's recreational marijuana bill into law "with mixed emotions."
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Central NY man dies in police custody after stun gunned

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 22:00
ONEIDA, N.Y. (AP) State police are investigating the death of a 41-year-old central New York man who succumbed after police used a stun gun on him.
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