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Black Lives Matter march organizer Jennifer Baxtron, on what she wants to see change in the North Country

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Potsdam was the site of one of the North Country’s largest demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. On Monday, hundreds of people marched through downtown Potsdam. The organizer is a Jennifer Baxtron, a 46 year old woman who moved to the North Country in 2012 from Syracuse, with her teenage son.
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North Country (back) at work: Plattsburgh's Greek Aleka's Restaurant opens outdoor seating

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Outdoor dining was able to re-open in the North Country yesterday, subject to safety rules, like spacing tables six feet apart. But the news only came Wednesday night, and businesses have been scrambling to get set up. Aleka's Restaurant, owned and operated by Peter Kritziotis, opened it's street-side dining on Thursday night. Aleka’s initially closed down in March. They received a PPP grant, which Peter says allowed him to re-hire his staff back - they’ve been open for takeout for the past two months.
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Warren County leaders express support for peaceful march today in Glens Falls

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Today a march for Black Lives Matter is planned in Glens Falls—to honor George Floyd, and other African-American people who died at the hands of police or from hate crimes. Warren County released a statement yesterday, in support of a peaceful protest.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 6/5/20

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
Although nights will continue to be chilly, dipping into the 40s Saturday night, it will be generally pleasant, with the notable exception of the possibility of some rain on Saturday, and possibly a thunderstorm Saturday afternoon.
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School budget votes take place amid uncertainty

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 22:00
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Audio Postcard: Exploring the bank of the Boreas River

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
State officials are urging hikers to avoid the high peaks right now. Hiking through mud can damage the trails and delicate ecosystems and it can be dangerous. So Emily Russell sent a postcard from a hike south of the high peaks, out to the bank of the Boreas River in the central Adirondacks.
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Cuomo advises protesters: get a COVID-19 test

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging the thousands of New Yorkers who are participating in social justice protests to get tested for COVID -19, to help prevent another potential outbreak of the virus.
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Vermont is more open than New York, but get ready to quarantine for two weeks if you want to go there

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
The North Country economy is slowly unknotting after almost three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus. Outdoor dining at restaurants is the latest go-ahead. Across Lake Champlain in Vermont, locals have been eating on outdoor patios for a little while now. They can get together in groups up to 25 people.
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Outdoor dining reopens in upstate regions

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo says outdoor dining can begin in Upstate regions of the state now in phase two of reopening, beginning June 4.
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Coronavirus live blog: Thursday, June 4 updates

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
The NCPR newsroom will gather all of today's news about COVID-19 in the North Country, here. Click here for all of our coverage. Find the archive for all of our daily live blogs here. If you have info or a story to share, please email us: news@ncpr.org.
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How COVID-19 is playing out in NY prisons, through one inmate's eyes

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
While the number of people testing positive or being hospitalized for COVID-19 continues to fall around the state, those numbers are going up inside New York prisons, where nearly two thousand staff and inmates have gotten sick.
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Cuomo: dual crises make for "perilous times"

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
The death toll due to COVID-19 hit its lowest level since the peak of the pandemic, with 49 people dead yesterday. Hospitalizations dipped below 3,000 for the first time since March. At his daily briefing yesterday, Cuomo said the dual crises of coronavirus and protests against police brutality are making for “perilous times.”
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Avoid the Adirondack High Peaks due to muddy conditions, says the DEC

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
It's mud season in the Adirondacks, as snow at higher elevations begins to melt. The DEC has issued an advisory urging hikers to stay below 2500 feet and avoid hiking the high peaks.
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Can Adirondack lake trout survive climate change?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 22:00
Lake trout require a lot of cold, oxygenated water to survive. Lakes in the Adirondacks of upstate New York are at the southern edge of their natural range. Although about 100 Adirondack lakes and ponds are still home to lake trout, even a small increase in temperature could sharply cut that number. Martha Foley and Curt Stager discuss the long-term prospects of a signature Adirondack aquatic species.
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NEW: Outdoor restaurant dining to begin tomorrow

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday afternoon that dining at restaurants with outdoor seating will be allowed in the Phase 2 period of reopening the economy, starting Thursday.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations dip below 3,000 in NY for first time since March; outdoor dining update

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:00
Update: Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced later Wednesday that regions in the second phase of the state’s reopening plan will be allowed to open restaurants for outdoor dining. That includes every region of the state except New York City, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson region.
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Coronavirus live blog: Wednesday, June 3rd updates

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:00
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"I'm angry": NY21 candidate Cobb attacks Stefanik on police brutality response

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:00
Democratic congressional candidate Tedra Cobb harshly criticized President Donald Trump and her Republican opponent, Elise Stefanik, for their comments about protests against police violence across the country.
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Joyful Noise: virtual choirs keep Dean Lichterman's love of singing alive

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 22:00
Choruses and choirs are a great way for singers to socialize and do what they love - sing. But it’s impossible to rehearse or perform in person right now, so virtual choirs have been growing in popularity.
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