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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
Updated: 27 min 58 sec ago

Flying squirrels glide through winter nights, hunting lichen

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
Rarely seen during the day, flying squirrels don't actually fly, but use flaps of skin that connect their fore and hind legs that enable them to glide up to a hundred feet, between trees and from tree to ground.
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Revolutionary War burial site uncovered during construction

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Skeletal remains of as many as 11 people believed to have died during the Revolutionary War have been uncovered at a construction site in upstate New York.
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Vandals sabotage snowplows ahead of winter storm

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) A suburban New York City community says someone sabotaged Mount Vernon's fleet of snowplow and salting trucks overnight.
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Crews search for missing ice fisherman on Lake Champlain

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
ORWELL, Vermont (AP) The Vermont State Police are searching for a missing ice fisherman who didn't return from an outing on Lake Champlain.
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Old fashioned winter? Nope.

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
We’re in the middle of another big winter storm here in the North Country. With all this snow piling up on streets and sidewalks it may feel like a good old fashioned winter, but one scientist at SUNY Plattsburgh says this is actually something new.
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North Country at Work: Steve Bowers turns stumps and roots into high-end furniture in Keene Valley

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
It takes Steve Bowers about a month to make one big Adirondack chair from start to finish: drawing the plans, carving the stumps and branches, and adding elaborate designs. When he’s done, the price tag can be around $5,000.
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Senate hearing on climate change focuses on competing plans

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 22:00
The New York State Senate began a series of hearings on climate change Tuesday. Democrats who lead the chamber back a measure to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in New York by 2050, but that may come into conflict with a program being pushed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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Talk to us: How do you piece it together in the North Country?

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
When people talk about North Country life, the picture is almost always framed by lack.
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Atlanta's Gray Television announces purchase of WWNY-TV

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
One of the North Country's most watched TV stations is getting new ownership. Gray Television, a large national company based in Atlanta announced a deal to acquire WWNY-TV in Watertown.
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Local church plans to sue Village of Canton over zoning fight

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
A zoning battle between the Village of Canton and a prominent local church may be headed for court.
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Planets are still the big show in the morning sky

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
There's lots more light in the sky these early mornings, but if you're up before, say 6:15, you could still see the lovely combination of Venus, Jupiter, and maybe even Saturn in the southern sky. (Saturn is on the opposite side of the Sun from Venus and Earth.) St. Lawrence University physicist Aileen O'Donoghue puts these and other sky highlights in the vast perspective of the Solar System.
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Severe storm to bring sleet, freezing rain, snow to NY

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Officials are warning New York state residents to be prepared for a storm expected to bring sleet, freezing rain and snowfall totals ranging from a few inches downstate to up to 2 feet in northern areas.
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Advocates for the homeless to push for more funding

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state.
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Gun rights activists challenge Vermont's high-capacity magazines ban

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gun rights activists are scheduled to be in court this week, arguing Vermont's ban on high-capacity magazines violates the state Constitution.
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Revised single-payer health plan includes long-term and home health care

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:00
Sponsors of a bill to create a single payer health care system in New York offered a revised bill, but its future is uncertain. Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state might not be able to afford it.
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North Country at Work: Steve Bowers turns stumps and roots into high-end furniture in Keene Valley

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
It takes Steve Bowers about a month to make one big Adirondack chair from start to finish: drawing the plans, carving the stumps and branches, and adding elaborate designs. When he’s done, the price tag can be around $5,000.
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Small town splendor: Sights and sounds of Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Parade

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is one of the oldest continuing cold weather festivals in the U.S. There was a huge crowd for this year's parade on Saturday, which had dozens of floats and marching groups.
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