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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 08/16/2018.
Updated: 2 hours 23 min ago

A Day in the Life of a Hut Master

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
Henry Liebers, of Schenectady, NY, has been spending his summers in the Adirondacks since he was a little boy. He's now working a job that he describes as a dream come true: Hut Master for Johns Brook Lodge in the High Peaks region. Owned by the Adirondack Mountain Club, the lodge has been hosting visitors since 1925.
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Former Chateaugay Correctional Facility sells for $600,000

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
After sitting vacant for four years, the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility, a state prison in northern Franklin County, sold at a public auction yesterday. A Canadian-owned company called Adar Investment Incorporated bought the property for $600,000. State officials say the company plans to convert the facility into a Jewish summer camp.
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Cuomo again condemns Trump for Puerto Rico recovery efforts

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 22:00
Finishing his fifth trip to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck the island last September, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new agricultural trade agreement - and had some harsh words for President Donald Trump.
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Cyclists share tips, tricks and laughs at Plattsburgh Bike Rodeo

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
Riding a bicycle is a great way to enjoy the weather and save money on gas. But as a sport it can be intimidating. Not everyone feels safe riding in traffic, and how do you know if you have the right gear?
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Suicide prevention groups and gun industry team up to curb rising violence

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
Can education and voluntary outreach protect gun owners from the high suicide risk?
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In liberal state, GOP debates moderation or following Trump

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) As President Donald Trump and the national Republican Party move to the right, tensions are rising between those who want the Vermont GOP to follow suit and those who see moderation as the way forward in an otherwise liberal state.
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Human smuggling getting sophisticated on northern border

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) The Mexican border has been getting all of the attention when it comes to immigration, but there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.
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Cuomo: Trump owes hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico an apology

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says President Donald Trump owes the people of Puerto Rico a personal apology.
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Suicide groups and gun industry team up to curb rising violence

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
Can education and voluntary outreach protect gun owners from the high suicide risk?
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North Country at Work: memories of working at Hoss's Country Corner

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
If you've driven through Long Lake, you've seen Hoss's Country Corner - it's the big, green general store with a wooden porch and black bear statues out front. It's been around in different forms and with different names for over a century. Louisa Austin Wright started working there in 1974 at the age of 14 (and most of her siblings did, too) alongside her mother, Diana Austin Wright, who managed the store for decades. She says it's always been a major stop for anyone coming into the Adirondacks.
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Teachout, at NYS Capitol, says she'd be a more engaged AG

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:00
There's a four way democratic primary for Attorney General of New York, to replace Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over allegations he physically abused women that he dated. One of the candidates, Zephyr Teachout, was at the Capitol for several events, including an endorsement by Assemblyman Phil Steck. Steck is one of the only state legislators who was a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
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National mountain biking competition comes to Killington

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Hundreds of bikers will descend on Vermont for their shot at $40,000 and glory in competitive mountain biking.
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Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
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Dozens of wildfires burn out of control in NE Ontario

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
Firefighters have poured in from across the country and beyond to help local crews battling wildfires in northeastern Ontario.
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Republican candidate for Governor stumps for votes in St. Lawrence County

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
The Republican looking to unseat two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo made stops in the North Country Friday.Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro shook hands with potential voters at the Canton farmers market in the morning and asked them to make a change.
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Temporary fix saves SNAP use at farmers markets

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
Food stamp programs at New York farmers markets have a new lifeline. A national farmers market group is stepping in with a cash infusion to keep food stamps working across the state.
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Critics: Problems with Cuomo's economic development programs go beyond corruption

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo�s former associates.
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Critics: Problems with Cuomo's economic development programs go beyond corruption

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development programs have been the subject of two federal corruption trials that ended with convictions for two of Cuomo�s former associates.
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Most firearm deaths in America involve suicide, not bad guys with guns

Sun, 07/22/2018 - 22:00
White men in small towns are most at risk
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Republican candidate for Governor stumps for votes in St. Lawrence County

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
The Republican looking to unseat two-term Governor Andrew Cuomo made stops in the North Country Friday.Dutchess County executive Marc Molinaro shook hands with potential voters at the Canton farmers market in the morning and asked them to make a change.
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