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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
Updated: 1 hour 36 min ago

Cuomo rethinks millions in cuts to state aid for localities

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will reconsider his proposed funding cuts to towns and villages.
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Citing local opposition, Amazon pulls out of NYC deal

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
Amazon has announced it is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians.
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Audio postcard: A walk in the woods can help ease the winter blues

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
Sometimes these audio postcards wind up sounding kind of overwhelming and intimidating. It's easy to lose track of the fact that getting outdoors in the North Country even in winter, doesn’t have to be that big a deal.
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2nd Update: Stefanik urges Trump to back bipartisan border deal

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
In a second statement sent to NCPR Thursday, Stefanik confirms that she opposes the White House's plan to declare a national emergency in order to divert funding for construction of a US-Mexico border wall. “I remain committed to keeping the government open and securing the border, and I support the bipartisan appropriations package. However, I believe that declaring a national emergency is the wrong decision and will be challenged in the courts.”
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Waverly's town supervisor looks to the future: "I want us to take the lead"

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
The annual Winterfest in the town of Waverly, in northern Franklin County, last Sunday included the official opening of a new ice rink and a cabin overlooking the St. Regis Falls Scenic Campsite. The skating pavilion was sponsored by an anonymous donor, and the rebuilt Rockhill Cabin replaces one that was destroyed by a fire two years ago.
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Route 9N in Hague to close February 25, reopen in May

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
One of the busiest highways in the Lake George region will close for nearly three months, after a shoreline slope next to Rt. 9N collapsed last December.
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Father, 2 children die in Watertown house fire

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a father and two children have died in a house fire in Watertown, New York.
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Cuomo extends tax deadline for areas hit by winter storm

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending a property tax deadline for residents in certain areas that were especially hard hit by recent winter storms.
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Court upholds Ontario government's decision to cancel basic income study

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
TORONTO An Ontario court has denied a request that it quash the provincial government's decision to cancel a basic income pilot project.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 2/15/19

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
Most of the Adirondacks got a nice dump of fresh snow this week, and snow showers are expected on and off through Saturday morning in the mountains.
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Cuomo signs Child Victims Act into law

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the Child Victims Act, which gives survivors of childhood sexual abuse more access to pursue their abusers in court.
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Citing local opposition, Amazon pulls out of NYC deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
Amazon is pulling its plan to build a second headquarters in New York City, citing opposition by some state and local politicians.
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Update: Stefanik urges Trump to back bipartisan border deal

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
“As I have said from my first campaign for Congress, I oppose government shutdowns,” said Congresswoman Stefanik in a statement released Thursday. “After reviewing the details of the bipartisan compromise appropriations bill, I will vote in support of today’s package that includes border security and will avoid another shutdown. I urge President Trump to sign this important legislation so we can work to fund the government and secure the border.”
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Tri-Lakes Takes: A year after Parkland, Tupper Lake moves toward armed resource officers

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
Today marks one year since the shock and sorrow of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A 19 year-old opened fire there, killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others. Surviving Parkland students organized the March For Our Lives movement and quickly emerged as a powerful voice re-energizing the push for gun control. Two weeks ago, lawmakers in Albany cited school shootings as they passed new laws aimed at reducing gun violence. School districts have also struggled with new questions of school security. Should teachers be allowed to carry guns? What about armed police officers to patrol the hallways?
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RCMP seizes tons of contraband tobacco in St. Lawrence Valley

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
RCMP say they have seized nearly two tons of contraband tobacco and made multiple arrests in eastern Ontario over several days.
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No license needed to fish in New York this weekend

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The first of a series of free fishing days are scheduled this weekend across New York state.
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Body recovered from Lake Champlain in fisherman search

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
ORWELL, Vt. (AP) Vermont State Police searching for a missing ice fisherman have recovered a body from Lake Champlain.
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Albany lawmakers take on sexual harassment in public hearing

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
During the first hearing on sexual harassment in New York's government in 27 years, state lawmakers closely scrutinized Gov. Andrew Cuomo's policies on the issue, as victims told harrowing stories about their experiences.
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