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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 01/16/2018.
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A beloved Santa-themed kiddie park has reopened in Vermont

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:00
PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) A beloved Santa-themed kiddie park has reopened in southern Vermont.Dave Haversat visited Santa's Land a dozen times growing up and dreamed of owning it. The 1950s-era park closed several years ago, but Haversat bought it earlier this year and reopened it.
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A younger Roberto Clemente in Canton, carrying on his grandfather's legacy of giving

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:00
Members of the SUNY Canton baseball team are trying to raise $20,000 dollars here in the North Country to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands rebuild. And they have a surprising spokesman. The grandson of Latino baseball legend, Roberto Clemente, is a student and teammate.
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A good problem for Watertown - how to spend a $10 million revitalization grant

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:00
The year Watertown got a big opportunity to breathe new life into its downtown. The city received $10 million from New York State. Now, they have to decide which projects they want that grant money to fund.
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Colin Read apologizes for some of his controversial comments, doubles down on others

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:00
Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read addressed the city for the first time since a private conversation he had was caught on video and sparked a controversy. The video shows Read talking to City Councilor Mike Kelly last week. The mayor said the city could go bankrupt in the next decade, and he questioned whether city employees are productive enough. At last night's Common Council meeting, Read's voice was hoarse as he apologized to city workers in the room.
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A new neighbor in the north: fish crows

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 22:00
There is a new crow in the neighborhood! "Fish crows" aren't actually new to New York State, but they are increasing in numbers, and moving north from waterway to waterway.Martha Foley and Curt Stager share the scoop on their life and habits.
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Cuomo seeks to scrap Adirondack rail car storage plan

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
Governor Andrew Cuomo says state officials are pushing a federal agency to block the storage of mothballed rail tanker cars in the Adirondack Park.
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Woman who survived mobile home fire mourns kids

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) A woman who escaped from her New York mobile home as a fire killed her husband and three children has told a friend her children were her life.
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Unidentified human remains discovered near Ogdensburg school

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
Police are working to identify a set of human remains found behind a school building in Ogdensburg this week.
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Scandal erupts over Plattsburgh mayor's comments caught on video

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
There's a big scandal brewing in the City of Plattsburgh. In a private conversation caught on tape last week, Mayor Colin Read said the city could dissolve or go bankrupt in the foreseeable future. He also spoke bluntly about city employees and revealed a bitter feud between the city and the Town of Plattsburgh.
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Massena's landmark hockey rink is ready for an upgrade

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
State Senator Joe Griffo stopped in the North Country this week to visit an iconic hockey rink in Massena. Griffo announced that the state will kick in $250,000 to help with needed repairs at the Massena Arena.
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Watch: "Downhill from Here" - AJ Porschet at the Howl Grand Slam

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
AJ Porschet of Sodus, NY took the up the "Holidays" theme at The Howl Grand Slam to tell the story of how a gift of skis one Christmas brought her family closer together, even if it was at the expense of sore muscles and hurt pride. Recorded live at Pickens Hall in Heuvelton, NY on November 4, 2017.
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Retribution planned for New York Congress members who voted for the tax bill

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who's vowed to lead a campaign against the state's Republican Congressional representatives in the 2018 elections, has spent the final weeks of 2017 feuding with them over their votes on the federal tax overhaul bill.
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