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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 10/19/2018.
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Merger process moves forward for Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Two Champlain Valley communities have voted to move forward with a proposed merger of their schools. The Elizabethtown-Lewis and Westport districts in Essex County each held a non-binding straw poll on Tuesday. More than a thousand people turned out to cast ballots, with a majority in favor of a merger.
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Limo driver may never have hit brakes in fatal crash

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
The stretch SUV limousine that crashed Saturday near Albany, killing all 20 people aboard was not supposed to be on the road at all.
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Moving the World: Making paper, transforming lives in Mumbai

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Canton native Drew Matott has traveled around the world using handmade paper as a form of art therapy. He's co-founder of the Peace Paper Project, an international organization of hand paper makers, artists and social advocates.
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Cuomo far ahead of challengers in campaign cash

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Candidates for statewide office were required this week to disclose how much money they have on hand for the final month of the 2018 election season. Once again, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, is far ahead of his challengers.
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Politically charged NY case heads to the Supreme Court

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could face his first politically charged case after a New York appeals court ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to answer questions about putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
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Whale tail sculpture to return to Vermont town

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) A Vermont road will soon provide residents with a new whale-watching opportunity.
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Ontario government to run ads on rules and dangers of pot

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 22:00
Provincial government ads will begin running next week to publicize the rules around marijuana once recreational use is legalized on October 17.
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Deadly limo crash sparks outpouring of grief and support, police investigation

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people Saturday ended last night with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, for the vigil. Some victims lived in that small city.
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NY21: Cobb apologizes after calling out reporter

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
Democrat Tedra Cobb, one of three candidates in the North Country’s House race, is apologizing for calling out a reporter during a public event over the weekend. Cobb, from Canton, was reacting to an editorial critical of her campaign that ran in the Sun Community News.
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Deadly limo crash sparks outpouring of grief and support, police investigion

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
A ceremony for the victims of the limousine crash that killed 20 people Saturday ended last night with participants lifting candles above their heads to signal unity and perseverance. Over 1,000 people jammed a riverside park in Amsterdam, for the vigil. Some victims lived in that small city.
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Gun groups rate the NY21 candidates: Stefanik "A" - Cobb "F"

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
Two gun rights groups are giving North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik an "A" rating and her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb an "F" grade. Both candidates are on the ballot in November for the 21st district House seat, along with Green candidate Lynn Kahn.
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Green Party comptroller candidate says it’s all about fighting climate change

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
The Green Party candidate for state comptroller, Mark Dunlea, said he isn't in the race to win but rather to highlight one key issue - combating climate change.
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Cuomo says limo driver and company involved in fatal crash violated several laws

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
The stretch limo that crashed in Schoharie on Saturday, killing all 18 people aboard plus two pedestrians, had failed inspection just one month ago. Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking to reporters at a Columbus Day parade in New York City, says the driver of the limo also did not have the proper license.
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North Country at Work: Dinner and dancing at MacAleese's Park Restaurant in Cranberry Lake

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 22:00
The MacAleeses were one of the founding families of Cranberry Lake. In the 1800s, William J. MacAleese came to America from Ireland and worked for the Canton Lumber Company. He eventually took over the Mountain House, a hotel that served a large number of hunters.
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Get set - it's go time to plant garlic

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
Garlic is one of those spring bulbs you plant in the fall, like daffodils, tulips and crocuses. Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy offers lots of detail in this week's conversation. What kind, how, where and how deep, and how to snug it in for growth over the winter. Short version: get big, healthy local bulbs, split them into cloves, plant root end down 2" deep and 4"-5" apart. And cover with loose mulch.
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Roads where limo crash killed 20 are a menace, store says

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) The manager of a store in upstate New York says the nearby intersection where a limo crashed, killing 20 people over the weekend, has long been dangerous.
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Zebra mussels threaten sunken ships in Lake Champlain

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) Invasive zebra mussels are threatening an underwater historic preserve in Lake Champlain.
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Capitol Watch: Call for debates in governor's race

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York state government news, the challengers hoping to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo say the Democrat is dragging his feet on debates.
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Northeastern US seeks to prevent arrival of deer disease

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Deer biologists across northern New England are dusting off their plans for dealing with an always fatal deer disease that was recently discovered in Quebec.
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20 dead following limousine crash in Schoharie

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 22:00
State and Federal investigators are on the scene in Schoharie New York this morning, where a limousine crash on Saturday left 20 people dead.
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