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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
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Coasting through winter

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 22:00
Winter has never been the same since I put my Flexible Flyer away with other childhood things.
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SNC-Lavalin scandal clouds Trudeau government's "sunny ways"

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 22:00
It’s been a bad week for Justin Trudeau. The Prime Minister of Canada, who upon winning the 2015 election, proclaimed “sunny ways” were ahead for Canada under his watch, has found himself and his government socked-in with dark clouds recently.
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Piecing it Together: How you're making it work in the North Country

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
What does it take to piece together a life in the North Country?
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Empire State Mines announces major layoffs at Fowler zinc mine

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
A zinc mine in St. Lawrence county is laying off more than 100 workers this week.
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Audio Postcard: Even in winter, Ausable Marsh is full of life and color

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
In warmer seasons, the Ausable Marsh is a paradise for paddlers, bird watchers and sun bathers. It lies on the western shore of Lake Champlain just south of Plattsburgh in the town of Peru. It turns out the marsh is also a gorgeous place to visit on a winter afternoon, full of quiet and color.
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NY pilot program would fund child care at community colleges

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A proposal from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would provide on-campus child care for single parents attending community college.
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Group that promotes development near Canada border expanding

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) An organization that promotes economic development in areas near the Canadian border in northern New England and upstate New York is expanding the areas eligible to receive the assistance.
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Heard Up North: a gooey, chocolately winter treat

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
Even in winter, a sweet, gooey, caramelized banana is just a campfire away. Banana boats are part S'mores and part Banana Split. The roasted bananas were a big hit earlier this month at the Waverly Winterfest in St. Regis Falls.
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State ethics panel criticized at hearing on sexual harassment

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
A recent legislative hearing on sexual harassment in state government focused in part on the role of the state's ethics commission in investigating charges of alleged abuse.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 2/22/19

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:00
It looks like Saturday will be the day. Sunday we’ll see a wintry mix turning to rain showers with highs near 40 in some areas. Summits winds on Sunday are forecast to be 50-60 mph (35 to 45 mph elsewhere) and stronger gusts everywhere.
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Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A bottle of ale from a 133-year-old shipwreck has uncorked conflict between craft brewers in New York state.
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Mug shot proposal pits privacy versus the right to know

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's governor doesn't want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or arrest booking records about exactly what they are accused of doing.
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Man killed in snowmobile rollover crash in Lewis County

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
MONTAGUE, N.Y. (AP) Police say a 24-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile crash in northern New York.
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Plattsburgh lawyer allegedly strangled a woman, endangered a child

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
Plattsburgh lawyer Justin Herzog, 44, was arrested Tuesday at a home in the town of Chazy.
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Bill would ban Amazon-type deals in the future

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
A week after the Amazon deal in Queens died, New York lawmakers want states to agree to stop using taxpayer money to lure big businesses.
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Ice climbing 101 at Azure Mountain

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
Ice climbing is kind of like the wild cousin of rock climbing; it’s cooler, has more sharp edges, and only comes around certain times of the year. Our region has a lot of opportunities to do it, especially in the Adirondacks. A complete novice to the sport, I went out with a group from the Outdoor Program at St. Lawrence University in late January to climb an ice flow at the base of Azure Mountain.
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Well-dressed birds of the North Country

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 22:00
While the North Country is not exactly the tropics, we do have our share of exotically-colored birds. Blue creatures, for example, are rare in nature but we have the bluebird, the blue jay and the indigo bunting. Then there are the goldfinches and the cardinals, the ruby-throated hummingbird and more. Martha Foley and Curt Stager celebrate a little of the local color in colder climes.
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Plattsburgh lawyer allegedly strangled a woman, endangered a child

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
Plattsburgh lawyer Justin Herzog, 44, was arrested Tuesday at a home in the town of Chazy.
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