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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 12/16/2018.
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North Country at Work: tanning and glove-making in Johnstown and Gloversville

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 22:00
This North Country at Work story takes us to the southern end of our region, to the towns of Johnstown and Gloversville in Fulton County. All the way into the 1950s, these were tannery towns - the rivers were lined by operations treating hides and turning them into leather goods.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 11/23/18

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
Carrying snowshoes and ice crampons and traction devices is recommended for this weekend. Be prepared for winter conditions, and the possibility of rain showers or mixed precipitation later Saturday and Sunday and into early next week, as temperatures warm to near 40. Some stream crossings may be difficult, and snow bridges not yet formed. Follow the weather closely before headed out.
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NY State Sen. Jose Peralta dies at 47

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) - State Sen. Jose Peralta, a Democrat who represented parts of Queens in New York state government, has died. He was 47.
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NY state, supermarkets team up to deliver meals to needy

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will get to enjoy Thanksgiving meals delivered to their homes thanks to three supermarket chains and a national trade group.
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State-run ski areas in Adirondacks, Catskills set to open

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - State-run ski areas in upstate New York are set to open in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Smashing things feels good, but are rage rooms OK?

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
Rage rooms are new businesses where people are invited to break things like bottles and old electronics. The idea is to relieve stress. Work off a little tension. One recently opened in a Rochester suburb, but is breaking things really a good stress reliever?
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What comes next in Albany, from incoming Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Thu, 11/22/2018 - 22:00
Democrats take control of the state Senate January 1 and they'll be led for the first time in New York's history by an African American woman. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will lead a dominant 40-seat caucus, with Republicans reduced to just 23 seats after a blow-out mid-term election.
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Veterans build community and heal through food

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
Military service can change your relationship with food. You have to scarf down your meals in basic training, eat MREs when you’re deployed. Some veterans get out of the military without ever having learned to cook. A program near Rochester is working to help veterans build a better relationship with food - and a sense of community - through cooking and eating together.
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News From the Eight O'Clock Hour, 11/22/18

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
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State-run ski areas in upstate New York are set to open in time for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) The Olympic Regional Development Authority says Whiteface Mountain outside Lake Placid is cranking up its snowmaking and grooming machines and expects to have as many as two dozen trails open Friday for skiers and snowboarders.
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US Rep. Collins' challenger cites voting "irregularities"

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Democrat who came close to unseating indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins in western New York says there were irregularities in the voting process which he will discuss with attorneys.
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Diana Ross to headline frigid Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) - Diana Ross might be singing "Stop! In The Name of Gloves" by the time she's done performing at New York City's super chilly Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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Bacteria plus iron equals ochre, the prehistoric paint

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:00
Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about ochre. It’s more than just a color in the Crayola box.
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Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos plans to go to prison in January for his federal corruption conviction.

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
NEW YORK (AP) According to Newsday, attorney Alexandra Shapiro says Skelos has decided not to seek bail pending his appeal.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: Time to get out your skis

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
There’s snow! And in the Adirondacks there's skiing. Peter Crowley is well placed to give us the latest; he's managing editor of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, and talks with Martha Foley.
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One year after Texas church shooting, families want the Air Force held accountable

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
Before Devin Kelley killed 26 people at a Texas church, the Air Force failed to enter his criminal history into the FBI's background check system. Several victims' families are suing.
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NY22: Brindisi edges Tenney in razor close House race

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
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NEW YORK (AP) Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos plans to go to prison in January for his federal corruption conviction.

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
According to Newsday, attorney Alexandra Shapiro says Skelos has decided not to seek bail pending his appeal.
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Gay athlete in dispute with parents stops taking donations

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 22:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A college athlete who says she was cut off by her parents when they found out she is gay has stopped accepting online donations, saying she's received more than anyone expected.
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