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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 02/23/2019.
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North Country at Work: cutting hair with Lizzie Boolukos at Cumberland Head

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:00
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Boolukos cuts hair for a living, but she’s an artist at heart. Her salon, Beehive Beauty, is located in her house on Cumberland Head, a peninsula on Lake Champlain northeast of Plattsburgh. She’s less than a mile from the ferry to Vermont, and the lake is a stone’s throw away from her backyard.
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Cuomo warns of $2.3 billion deficit

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 22:00
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli delivered some bad news Monday - the state has a $2.3 billion budget deficit.
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Georgeanne Gaffney's "Lush Lands" at Adirondack Artists Guild through February

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
"Lush Lands," a collection of new landscape paintings by Georgeanne Gaffney, will be on display at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake, NY through February 28.
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New York urged to increase funding for child care

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of parents, teachers, providers and faith leaders is asking state leaders in Albany to increase funds for child care assistance.
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Police say snowmobiler fatally struck by fellow rider in NY

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
WEBB, N.Y. (AP) Police say a snowmobile driver is dead after he got off of his vehicle in upstate New York and another snowmobile driver struck him.
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Capitol Watch: Airbnb returns, climate change hearings loom

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
By David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York state government news, lawmakers have set three upcoming hearings on a landmark climate change bill that would require the state's electrical grid to get off fossil fuels.
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Police: Cold likely contributed to death of college student

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Burlington Police Department says sub-zero temperatures and inadequate clothing likely contributed to the death of a 19-year-old University of Vermont student found lying in a parking lot.
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Local grocers adapt business models to compete with Dollar General

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
Dollar General stores are popping up all over country, an average of three stores opened every day in 2018. For many shoppers in the North Country, the discount chain stores are a cheap and convenient place to go for groceries.
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Medical foster homes can be an option for elderly veterans, but the VA won't pay for them

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier option.
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North Country at Work: cutting hair with Lizzie Boolukos at Cumberland Head

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:00
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Boolukos cuts hair for a living, but she’s an artist at heart. Her salon, Beehive Beauty, is located in her house on Cumberland Head, a peninsula on Lake Champlain northeast of Plattsburgh. She’s less than a mile from the ferry to Vermont, and the lake is a stone’s throw away from her backyard.
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The Carrington Event: Skip the sequel; the original was awful

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 22:00
If you liked "The Godfather: Part II" or "Rocky II" or the second Lord of the Rings film, you will not like The Carrington Event: Part II. In fact, no matter what film you love best, you will hate the second installment of The Carrington Event, because when the sequel does show up, no one will be able to watch movies for several months, and possibly years.
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All In: Ron Joyce co-founded Tim Horton's and turned it into a Canadian institution

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 22:00
The man who made Tim Horton’s a household name in Canada and introduced the brand to the world died Thursday at age 88.
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Ron Joyce co-founded Tim Horton's and turned it into a Canadian institution

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 22:00
The man who made Tim Horton’s a household name in Canada and introduced the brand to the world died Thursday at age 88. Ron Joyce partnered with Tim Horton in 1964 to open the first Tim Horton Donuts location Hamilton, Ontario. Joyce was born and raised in Tatamagouche and Westville, Nova Scotia.
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Local grocers adapt business models to compete with Dollar General

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 22:00
Dollar General stores are popping up all over country, an average of three stores opened every day in 2018. For many shoppers in the North Country, the discount chain stores are a cheap and convenient place to go for groceries.
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NCPR Interview: Stefanik wants bipartisan border solution

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
President Trump is threatening once again to declare a state of emergency in order to divert funding and manpower to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. He told the New York Times yesterday he might act as early as mid-February. This comes after Trump triggered the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, in a failed bid to pressure Democrats in Congress to fund the border wall. North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik spoke in-depth with Brian Mann about this fight. Stefanik, a Republican, says the government shutdown caused real pain here in our region.
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NY county leaders: state should pay for early voting

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) County officials from around New York state are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to approve state funding for early voting now that it's the law.
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13 injured in NY hunting accidents involving guns in 2018

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State officials say 13 people were injured last year in hunting accidents involving guns. Three of them died.
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Vermont AG supports regulating marijuana sales

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has announced his support for a bill taxing and regulating the sale of recreational marijuana.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks, 2/1/19

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 22:00
Snow has been falling regularly this week around the region. Northern Herkimer County picked up at least 4-6 overnight, with even more in Lewis and Jefferson counties, meaning breaking trail on Saturday will be more difficult across the Western Adirondacks.
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