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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
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Bigwarfe declares candidacy for St. Lawrence County Sheriff

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
St. Lawrence County Undersheriff Brooks Bigwarfe announced last Friday his bid for the department’s top job.
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Where there's snow, there's sculpting

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
It was a day of snow and ice at the Waverly Winterfest in St. Regis falls on Sunday. State and local leaders officially opened a new ice skating rink at the town's campground along the St. Regis River, and teams of snow sculptors turned blocks of snow into art.
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As Adirondack rescues rise, rangers to talk to hikers

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) As rangers rescue more hikers in the Adirondacks, state officials are taking an extra step to make sure hikers are prepared.
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Burlington airport launches direct flights to Orlando

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Burlington International Airport now has non-stop flights to Orlando, Florida for travelers seeking to avoid the cold.
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State buys Lake Ontario island where War of 1812 battle was fought

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) New York state has acquired an island off Lake Ontario's eastern shore that was the scene of a War of 1812 battle between British and American forces.
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NY lawmakers to hold hearings on renewable energy mandate

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Lawmakers in New York state are preparing for legislative hearings on a landmark climate change bill that would move the state to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
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Flights to Chicago and Washington coming to the North Country

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
Starting in April, passengers in Massena and Ogdensburg will be able to fly to two of the country’s largest airports.
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North Country at Work: Steve Bowers turns stumps and roots into 1000-dollar 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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Senate to hold anti-sexual harassment hearings Wednesday

Sun, 02/10/2019 - 22:00
The New York State Senate will be holding hearings Wednesday on ways to fix the state's anti-sexual harassment laws.
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All In: How the polar vortex makes for bipolar weather

Sat, 02/09/2019 - 22:00
The definition of a polar vortex has been changed by the American Meteorological Society three times in the last 20 years. Even the experts are still trying to nail down what it is. Besides freaking cold, I mean.
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All In: Winter carnivals are a way of living with the season

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 22:00
We're stuck with winter in this part of the world and everyone has their own way of dealing with it. Some people become socially reclusive and are seldom-seen until spring, others thrive in winter.
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Flights to Chicago and Washington coming to the North Country

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
Starting in April, passengers in Massena and Ogdensburg will be able to fly to two of the country’s largest airports.
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Photo map: Where folks found 76 bird species in the North Country

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
We live not only in a glorious landscape in the North Country, we live in glorious company, sharing field, forest, marsh and village with an astonishing array of creatures. Among the more fascinating are our feathered neighbors and their globe-spanning cousins who pass through the region.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Co-ed scouting comes to Paul Smiths troop

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
To say scouting is changing would be an understatement. A year and a half ago, the Boy Scouts of America announced they’d open their doors to girls. Now at least one North Country Boy Scout troop has started inviting girls to join.
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Most New York districts cite shortage of school bus drivers

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York school districts say they need more bus drivers.
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State's top environmental conservation officer not leaving

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Cuomo administration's top environmental conservation officer isn't resigning after all.
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Shatner to make 3rd trip to Star Trek set in upstate NY

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) Star Trek's William Shatner is making his third trip to a replica of the Enterprise.
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Life after the fire: Potsdam resident struggles to find affordable housing

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 22:00
An apartment fire in Potsdam has left nearly 50 people without a place to live. Since the fire on Jan. 26, local people and organizations have chipped in to help, but it’s affordable housing that’s proving the hardest to find.
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