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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
Updated: 1 hour 19 min ago

Conversation and music with Mark Elliott, songwriter and essayist

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
Mark Elliott didn’t make a life plan to become a songwriter and author.
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Colton artist Robert Selby uses doors as metaphors for racial barriers

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
A painting by a Colton artist is part of a national traveling exhibition mounted by the Norman Rockwell Museum entitled “Reimagining the Four Freedoms.” Robert Selby's "Colored/White," which depicts an African-American baseball player, painted on an old door, was selected as one of the three Best-in-Show pieces in the exhibit.
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St. Lawrence University receives $15-million donation

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
St. Lawrence University in Canton announced late yesterday that the school has received an anonymous donation of $15 million.
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NY Gov. Cuomo wants all back-seat passengers to buckle up

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing to extend the state's seat belt law to require all passengers in the back seat to buckle up.
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Sanders' 2020 campaign raises $4M in half a day

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
WASHINGTON (AP) Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign.
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Snowmobile goes through ice near Long Lake, killing rider

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
State officials say they recovered the body of a snowmobile rider whose sled went through the ice on the Raquette River near the town of Long Lake in Hamilton County.
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Tedra Cobb takes first step to run again

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
The race for New York’s 21st Congressional District in 2020 could be a rematch.
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Former NYCO plant halts production after asbestos contamination

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
A mineral processing plant in the Essex County town of Willsboro shut down last week after traces of asbestos were found in some of its products. Workers, and the town, are waiting to hear when operations will pick up again.
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Are the rich fleeing New York over SALT?

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says changes to the federal tax code led to a growing state deficit and is causing some high-income earners to leave the state. But progressive groups, some Democratic state legislators and even some millionaires are pushing back against that assertion, saying there's no hard evidence that any wealthy New Yorkers are leaving.
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Tedra Cobb takes first step to run again

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 17:00
The race for New York’s 21st Congressional District in 2020 could be a rematch.
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Closing of Sackets Harbor grocery store "almost expected," after Dollar General came in

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:00
The village of Sackets Harbor is losing one of the only stores where residents could get groceries, and its owner is blaming the opening of a nearby Dollar General as one of the reasons for its closing. Residents are divided between wanting to support local businesses and keep a small town charm, with the convenience and lower prices big corporations can offer.
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North Country at Work: Between cranes, horseshoes and lumber, Eli Tracy made it work in Hermon

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 22:00
In Hermon, a small town in western St. Lawrence County, 86 year old Eli Tracy is an institution. "Gig economy" is a relatively new term, but what it describes is as old as time - people piecing together a livelihood. That's what Eli did.
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Watch: Tom Langen, rodeo clown. What could go wrong?

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
At the The Howl Grand Story Slam at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake on December 1, 2018, Tom Langren tells the story of his first (and last) outing as a rodeo clown in a Costa Rica bullring.
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Gov. Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
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With Democrats in power, new role for Dem Assemblyman Billy Jones?

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
Major pieces of progressive legislation have been passed since Democrats took control in Albany last month. The shift in power is also being felt in the North Country, where one Democratic lawmaker is now the region's only member of the majority.
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Nature Conservancy of Canada expands wilderness area in Quebec's Laurentians

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
MONTREAL The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is expanding a wilderness corridor north of Montreal that's essential for the movement of wildlife.
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New York food stamp benefits to be released early

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) All recipients of food stamps in New York will receive their March benefits a week earlier than scheduled.
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North Country at Work: Between cranes, horseshoes and lumber, Eli Tracy made it work in Hermon

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 22:00
In Hermon, a small town in western St. Lawrence County, 86 year old Eli Tracy is an institution. "Gig economy" is a relatively new term, but what it describes is as old as time - people piecing together a livelihood. That's what Eli did.
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