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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 01/21/2022.
Updated: 1 hour 43 min ago

Will state Democrats draw the new congressional district lines?

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 22:00
The clock is ticking for the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission to come up with a set of new proposed maps for congressional and state Senate and Assembly districts, after it failed to reach an agreement earlier this month. The gridlock means state legislators are one step closer to drawing the maps themselves.
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Neighbors howling? It's coyote mating season

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 22:00
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Sap to tap: Brewing bolder beers with maple and birch syrups

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 22:00
In this artisanal age of homemade beer, craft brewers are looking to extract flavors from a variety of local ingredients. Beer made with maple or birch syrups is popular in the North Country. But many times, those iconic flavors are mostly masked by the grains and other ingredients. Specialists at the Uihlein Maple Research Forest in Lake Placid are working on a bolder brew, and say it's not about the sap's sweetness, but its flavor.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks: We've got a cold one

Thu, 01/20/2022 - 17:00
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North Country Bookmarks: Melissa Broder, Web Exclusive

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:00
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New website aims to crowdsource avalanche data in the Adirondacks

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 22:00
There’s about a foot of fresh snow in the Adirondacks right now after this week’s storm. Skiers are hitting the slopes like Whiteface and Gore, but they’re also going off-trail into the backcountry and that comes with some risk. Avalanches do happen in the Adirondacks, but there’s not a reporting center or avalanche forecaster for the park. So, two skiers are hoping to crowdsource that data through a new website.
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Hochul "prohibitive favorite" to win the June primary

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 17:00
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New look and new artists at the Strand in Plattsburgh

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 22:00
The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh has a new look, and is looking for new artists. After closing their main gallery for a month to focus on painting and renovations, the Strand celebrates by hosting a Community Gallery Exhibition next month. Strand director David Monette says all artists are eligible to enter on a first come-first served basis. Twenty-five artists will be selected to exhibit their work in February. Todd Moe spoke with David Monette about the community exhibit and recent renovations, which include a complete re-do for the main performance space.
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Lewis Co. sheriff used official letterhead to ask for Jan. 6th leniency for "a good friend"

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 22:00
Lewis County's sheriff wrote a letter on behalf of a rioter who illegally entered the U.S. capitol on January 6, 2021.
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