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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 08/19/2019.
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Author conversation: Rick Henry's new novel, "Letters (1855)"

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:00
A new novel by SUNY Potsdam English professor, Rick Henry, is set in central New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. The novel is written entirely in letters between James, a doctor, and his wife, Sadie.
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North Country at Work: big metal works in Champlain

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:00
The offices of Modern Mechanical Fab, a custom metal fabrication company, take up 20,000 square feet of an old factory in Champlain. The space is peppered by stainless steel structures in the process of being built, and the sound of welding and metal grinding is a constant. This is where John and Heather Trombly, their son Brandon, and four other employees work to make giant things out of metal; things like stainless steel platforms for milling grains, metal carts and tables for pharmaceutical companies, and industrial staircases. Their scale? Large.
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Cuomo wants life in prison for domestic mass shooters

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday to impose a penalty of life in prison without parole for acts of domestic terrorism, including mass shootings.
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"Crazy worms" threaten North Country forests and soils

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 22:00
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Summer skies

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 22:00
Driving from Potsdam to Saranac Lake the other day, the westerlies were shipping an unending convoy of cumulus clouds through a bluebird sky. It was one of what I think of as iconic North Country skyscapes. The kind of thing you might linger to enjoy while licking a cone in the parking lot of Donnelly's or view with serene satisfaction from an Adirondack chair on your dock.
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World threshing record set in Ontario village

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 22:00
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Summer skies

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
Driving from Potsdam to Saranac Lake the other day, the westerlies were shipping an unending convoy of cumulus clouds through a bluebird sky. It was one of what I think of as iconic North Country skyscapes. The kind of thing you might linger to enjoy while licking a cone in the parking lot of Donnelly's or view with serene satisfaction from an Adirondack chair on your dock.
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How Paul Smith's College is training the next generation of loggers

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
When you think of loggers, you probably think of brawny men hacking down trees with an axe and crying "timber!" But today, logging is a highly skilled profession requiring huge machines and technical know-how. And one of the industry's main problems is its workforce: Loggers are getting older.
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Beekmantown man found guilty in murder of grandmother

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
A Clinton County man was found guilty yesterday of murdering his grandmother. Twenty-five year old Gustavo Segundo-Clark had been living with his seventy-three year old grandmother, Ginger Clark, in Beekmantown just north of Plattsburgh.
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Adirondack murderer Jeffrey Glanda dies in state prison

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
One of the most notorious murderers in recent Adirondack history has died while in state prison in Dutchess County. Jeffrey Glanda, age 69, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Green Haven Correctional Facility.
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North Country Roman Catholic diocese hit with 14 lawsuits under Child Victims Act

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
Law firms representing victims of child sexual assault have filed fourteen lawsuits against the North Country’s Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg.
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How Paul Smiths College is training the next generation of loggers

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
When you think of loggers, you probably think of brawny men hacking down trees with an axe and crying "timber!" But today, logging is a highly skilled profession requiring huge machines and technical know-how. And one of the industry's main problems is its workforce: Loggers are getting older.
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State DEC reopens Cape Vincent Fisheries station

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reopening its fisheries station in Cape Vincent.
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Three men charged in Massena mall burglaries

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
State police say they have filed charges against three men who allegedly burglarized several stores inside the St. Lawrence Centre mall in Massena.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 8/16/19

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
The fire danger across much of the Park has been raised to Moderate, so use caution with open fires.
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Cuomo wants life in prison for domestic mass shooters

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday to impose a penalty of life in prison without parole for acts of domestic terrorism, including mass shootings.
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Breaking: Adirondack murderer Jeffrey Glanda dies in state prison

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 22:00
One of the most notorious murderers in recent Adirondack history has died while in state prison in Dutchess County. Jeffrey Glanda, age 69, was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Green Haven Correctional Facility.
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Federal agency to consider protections for lake sturgeon

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 22:00
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will consider whether to list the lake sturgeon as an endangered or threatened species.
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Biographer: Statue poem embraces migrants from "all places"

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 22:00
A biographer of the poet who wrote the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty challenged a Trump administration official who says the famous poem welcomed only people from Europe.
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