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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 01/16/2018.
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North Country natives tapped for top diplomatic posts

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
A Lake Placid native has been named by the Trump administration to head the U.S. diplomatic mission in Algeria. Another North Country native, Peter Vrooman, raised in Canton, NY will be the next ambassador to Rwanada if confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
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Malcolm McCormick, dancer, author, Canton historian, dies at 90

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
A noted dancer, author, and historian from Canton has died. Malcolm McCormick was 90 years old. He was born in Gouverneur.
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Ice and extreme cold delay Seaway closing

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
Frigid temperatures and ice build-up is making it hard to close down the St. Lawrence Seaway for the season. As of Tuesday afternoon, five commercial freighters remained on the St. Lawrence River between Clayton and Massena. Seaway spokesperson Nancy Alcalde said by email they continue to be delayed due to ice buildup at the locks in Massena and "extreme weather conditions" in general.
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EPA tells GE it's too early to say Hudson cleanup done

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it needs to finish a review of a $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River before declaring whether the job was completed properly.
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Cuomo calls for more wind power, new cap on plant emissions

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for more offshore wind energy projects and new caps on carbon emissions from smaller power plants.
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Watch: "My favorite Uber trip" - Joshua Swink at the Howl Grand Slam

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
As an Uber driver, Joshua Swink of Carthage, NY meets all kinds of people. He took up the "holidays theme" at The Howl Grand Slam to tell the story of his his favorite trip with Brendan, a customer celebrating his birthday. He ended up spending several hours in the car as Joshua picked up many other riders in the Syracuse area. Recorded live at Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, NY on November 4, 2017.
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Cuomo delivers eighth State of the State address Wednesday at 1 pm

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
Governor Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. The speech kicks off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races.
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Story Traveler: "Snowbanks North of the House"

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 22:00
In this winter program, poet Robert Bly reads and talks about his poem, "Snowbanks North of the House.""Those great sweeps of snow that stop suddenly six feet from the house / Thoughts that go so far."We are encouraged to pay attention to our deep connection to the place where we live on Turtle Island, to the places we share together on this Earth.Story Traveler is unscripted storytelling from everywhere in the world, stories for the heart to hear and the mind to imagine.
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Malcolm McCormick, dancer, author, Canton historian, dies at 90

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
A noted dancer, author, and historian from Canton has died. Malcolm McCormick was 90 years old. He was born in Gouverneur.
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North Country at Work: a day in the life of mail carrier Michael Welch

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
Michael Welch has been carrying mail in Potsdam since 1989, when he got a job as a "city" delivery carrier with the United States Postal Service. He'd been working as a window clerk just outside New York City for a couple years, but when he go the chance to come home (Welch grew up in St. Lawrence County) and get out onto the road, he jumped at the opportunity.
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When the temp hits double-digits below zero, why not ski?

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
Setting off through the winter woods, I am wrapped like a Christmas package with seven layers of insulation between myself and the day. I'm wearing mittens an astronaut on the surface of the moon would envy.
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Extreme cold makes for dangerous driving

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
This long stretch of cold weather is making for some dangerous driving conditions here in the North Country.A woman was badly injured in rural Lewis County last Thursday, when she lost control of her car and crossed into oncoming traffic. Clinton County saw several accidents last Friday, including a few on the major interstate, I-87.
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NY Legislature returns, faces tough choices on budget, MTA

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
By David Klepper, Associated PressALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are getting back to work this week in Albany.
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Cuomo to push for legislation to combat sexual harassment

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing several measures to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
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Clash over mothballed rail cars continues in Adirondacks

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
One of the big Adirondack stories of 2017 was the decision by Iowa Pacific Railroad and its subsidiary the Saratoga North Creek Railway to store mothballed rail cars in the Park. Dozens of cars have already arrived on a stretch of track in the town of Minerva near the Boreas River and the High Peaks Wilderness. Those cars are now being removed, but the company says it is already planning to bring hundreds more of these industrial freight and tanker cars into the Adirondacks.
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Inmate behind 2015 prison break had a new escape plan

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) A convicted murderer whose prison break captivated the nation says he uncovered a way to escape from another maximum-security facility.
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Cold weather ices plans for Adirondack "First Day" hikes

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Some of the "First Day" hikes planned for New Year's Day have been cancelled because of the extremely cold weather.
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Gov. Cuomo proposes measures to fight burden of student debt

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing measures to fight the crushing burden of student loan debt.
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North Country at Work: a day in the life of mail carrier Michael Welch

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
Michael Welch has been carrying mail in Potsdam since 1989, when he got a job as a "city" delivery carrier with the United States Postal Service. He'd been working as a window clerk just outside New York City for a couple years, but when he go the chance to come home (Welch grew up in Postdam) and get out onto the road, he jumped at the opportunity.
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What will 2018 bring for the Great Lakes?

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 22:00
In 2017, President Trump proposed cutting $300 million for Great Lakes projects. That money stayed in the federal budget, but as a new year begins, environmental advocates have lots of concerns - including cuts to the EPA.
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