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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 12/16/2018.
Updated: 2 hours 44 min ago

Books: Favorites from Kingston's Writersfest

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Back in October our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, went to Canada for a couple of days to attend the Kingston Writersfest. She listened to authors, bought their books, and found time to read them. Betsy spoke with Todd Moe about the feminist essays of Elizabeth Renzetti, and a fictional slave narrative by Wayne Grady.
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Cuomo tells feds Buffalo needs all 4 refugee agencies

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Buffalo's four refugee resettlement agencies need to stay open because they provide critical support to newcomers who are helping revitalize New York state's second-largest city.
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Fort to restage 1776 Christmas riot involving US soldiers

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) The first Christmas at Fort Ticonderoga under the newly formed United States was a riot - literally.
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Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A new federal farm bill ensures that maple syrup and honey producers won't have to list their pure products as containing added sugars on the nutrition label as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had once proposed.
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Canadian hiker rescued from summit of Algonquin

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
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Cuomo economic guru sentenced to prison

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
The former head of key economic development programs for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including the Buffalo Billion, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison by a federal judge Tuesday.
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Pay commission issues final report

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he backs a pay commission's recommendation that he and the Legislature receive a more than 60 percent pay increase over the next three years, which would make Cuomo the highest-paid governor in the nation.
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4 US House reps seek federal probe of NY agency for disabled

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Four members of Congress from New York are asking the federal Department of Justice to investigate a state agency in charge of protecting disabled people from abuse and neglect.
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Albany Airport gets new low-cost flights to Florida

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new low-cost airline is starting service from Albany International Airport to three Florida destinations this week.
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Deadly weekend for snowmobile riders leaves 3 dead

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:00
OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say three snowmobilers have died in separate crashes in northern New York since Friday.
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North Country at Work: making music with Saranac Lake High School choral director Drew Benware

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:00
Last year, when this village's high school choral director was a semifinalist for the 2018 Grammy Music Educator Award, Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau praised him on Facebook. "One cannot say enough good things about Drew Benware," Rabideau wrote, "and all the wonderful inspiration, teaching and coaching he has given our young people at Saranac Lake Central School."
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Advocates applaud Regents school aid increase request

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 22:00
The state Board of Regents has recommended that an additional $2.1 billion be spent on schools next year, and that a 12-year-old court order to fully fund schools be phased in over the next three years.
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Help build the Winter Reading and Holiday Giving list

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
Each year at this time, Readers and Writers asks NCPR listeners to recommend some books for fireside reading and holiday gift-giving. Co-hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson were joined by eager reader Jessica Lawrence and book maven John Ernst in the studio to take listener recommendations, and to share their own picks and other favorites submitted via email and social media.
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News From the Eight O'Clock Hour, 12/10/18

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
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Winter Reading and Holiday Giving Call-in, 10 am-noon

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
Each year at this time, Readers and Writers asks NCPR listeners to recommend some books for fireside reading and holiday gift-giving. Co-hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by eager reader Jessica Lawrence book maven John Ernst in the studio to take listener recommendations, share their own picks and other favorites submitted via email and social media. Help build the reading list by calling in during the program to 1-877-388-6277, by email to ellen@ncpr.org, or in a comment below.
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Airline bid to connect North Country with Chicago and Washington D.C. gains support

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
Several public officials, universities, and organizations are backing SkyWest's bid to connect the North Country with two of the largest national hubs.
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DiNapoli heads to Poland for UN Climate Conference

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is in Poland for the United Nations' latest conference on climate change.
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Capitol Watch: Pay raise, Cuomo tapped for NGA post

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York state government news, good-government groups are cheering new restrictions on legislative moonlighting.
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Discovery's "Body Cam" features fatal Hudson Falls arson fire

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 22:00
HUDSON FALLS, N.Y. (AP) An upcoming television show will feature a fatal house fire set by a 22-year-old man to kill his girlfriend in upstate New York.
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