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Audio postcard: Sailing Lake Champlain in the last autumn glory

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
If you're careful and keep an eye on the weather, late autumn can be a gorgeous time to get out on the water. Brian Mann went sailing on Lake Champlain and sent an audio postcard.
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Those fallen leaves - blessing, or curse?

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
If it's a matter of raking and disposal, the thick fall of leaves from your maples or oaks can be a real headache. But gardeners can turn that work to real advantage, as mulch and compost. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy has lots of advice to turn the curse of those deciduous leftovers into a blessing for the gardens.
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Bridges complete in scenic Adirondack area

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) New York state has finished work on three replacement bridges in a scenic area of the Adirondack Mountains.
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Capitol Watch: Local prosecutors sue over misconduct panel

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York state government news, district attorneys are challenging a new law creating a commission on prosecutorial misconduct.
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Attorney: teen accused in Black Brook murder being charged as an adult

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
A 14-year-old boy accused of stabbing a man to death near Plattsburgh appeared in court on Friday. Hunter Welch allegedly killed Michael Zindler in the town of Black Brook on October 11. State Police say Zindler was stabbed in the chest, but they haven’t released further details about what allegedly happened. According to Welch's defense attorney, Matthew Favro, the teen is being charged as an adult because of the severity of the allegations.
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Chuck Kelly, iconic Ogdensburg newspaperman, dies at 83

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
One of the North Country’s most influential and vocal newspapermen has died. Chuck Kelly worked at the Ogdensburg Journal for more than 50 years. He was 83.
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North Country at Work: behind the scenes with the caretakers of Upper Saint Regis

North Country Public Radio - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 22:00
Caretaking for summer homes and camps has been a way for people to make a living in the Adirondack North Country for well over 100 years, and Upper Saint Regis Lake in the northeastern Adirondacks is home to some of the oldest, biggest, most Gilded-Age camps around. The lake’s residents arrive here each summer from all around the country to spend time at "camp" - multi-million dollar, water-access only properties nestled behind walls of pine. They require a lot of upkeep, and that’s where the job of caretaker comes in.
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Chuck Kelly, iconic Ogdensburg newspaperman, dies at 83

North Country Public Radio - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 22:00
One of the North Country’s most influential and vocal newspapermen has died. Chuck Kelly worked at the Ogdensburg Journal for more than 50 years. He was 83.
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The Latest: Judges weigh state court's power over Trump

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Appeals court judges weighing President Donald Trump's bid to shut down a former "Apprentice" contestant's defamation suit against him are asking a hypothetical question: Could a New York court order the president to jail if he were to buck an order in the case?
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Lake Champlain company wants to sink its own ferry boat - on purpose

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
One of the Lake Champlain Transportation Company's boats could end up at the bottom of the lake. The Champlain has carried people and their cars between New York and Vermont since the 1950s, but because of a decline in ridership on one of its routes, the ferry company doesn’t need it anymore. Instead of selling the vessel, or disassembling it and selling the parts, the company is studying whether preserving it underwater - sinking it near Burlington - makes the most sense. But not everyone is a fan of the idea.
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New Adirondack High Peaks trail: easy access to crazy views

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
The Mt. Van Hoevenberg East trail is a quick 1.7-mile outing for hikers and snowshoers. The payoff is awesome.
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Preview: TAUNY celebrates 25 years of folklife

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York will celebrate 25 years of honoring some of the best traditional artists with a Folklife Fair on Sunday, October 28. From basket weaving to storytelling, TAUNY has honored 129 individuals, groups, places, and events, that make the North Country so special, with North Country Heritage Awards. On Sunday, October 28. The Folklife Fair will include an afternoon of demonstrations, music, food, and hands-on activities shared by award recipients and others. TAUNY director Jill Breit says the event will honor 25 years of traditional arts and recognize those carrying the region’s arts and skills forward. She says it'll be a reunion, of sorts.
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NTSB hasn't fully examined limo in NY crash that killed 20

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) A criminal case is preventing federal safety officials from conducting a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York.
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Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Winning re-election while indicted is a rare feat in U.S. history.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 10/19/18

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Leaves are coming down making some roads and trails slippery, but there is still plenty of peak leaf color in warmer locations, leaf color is peak in the Lake George and Lake Champlain valleys.
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Comptroller race pits incumbent DiNapoli against three challengers

North Country Public Radio - Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Among the statewide races, the contest for state comptroller often gets little attention from voters. But there's still lots of interest in the post itself; incumbent Tom DiNapoli faces three challengers.
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