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2018 state budget will be challenging

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:00
Two reports issued in recent days indicate that Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be facing his most difficult budget in seven years.
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Whiteface toll road draws x-country skiers seeking early Adirondack trek

North Country Public Radio - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 22:00
When it comes to early winter cross-country skiing, there's no place more reliable in the Adirondack Park than the Whiteface Mountain toll road in Wilmington.
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Proud to be Mohawk, Massena students flip the script on Native stereotypes

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
Ask the students in the Mohawk Club at Massena high school whether they've been on the receiving end of negative stereotypes, and their answer is quick and sharp."We see that we're always the troublemakers or that we're bad kids," says Amanda Rourke, the club's president. Mallory Sunday adds, "they don't understand who we are as a people."
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Planets hiding - stars rule the early winter sky

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
Maybe it's the coincidence of colder temperatures and Standard Time, but it seems like the change of seasons took an abrupt turn toward winter in the last week or so. It isn't our imaginations.According to St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue, the earliest sunset is coming right up, Dec. 9, when it'll be only 13 minutes earlier than today. Latest sunrise is still a ways away, but who's counting early mornings?She says the planets are mostly "hiding," too close to the Sun to see easily. But the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy, and the cheering winter constellations are rising.
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Vermont towns struggle with cost of reducing runoff

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) Vermont towns are concerned about the costs of upgrading roadways to meet clean water regulations.
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Mother gets prison time for child's death on plywood gate

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to prison for the death of her 2-year-old son, who was hanged on a makeshift gate barricading him in his room.
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Striking Ontario faculty begin contract vote today

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
Voting begins today and runs through Thursday for faculty members at Ontario's colleges who must decide whether to accept the latest contract offer or continue a strike that's now into its fifth week.
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Economic development hearing features heated exchange

North Country Public Radio - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:00
Testimony at an Assembly hearing Monday grew heated as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development chair defended some faltering job creation programs. Empire State Development Chair Howard Zemsky also signaled the state may be backing away from a key program to give tax breaks to startup entrepreneurs.
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