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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 10/19/2018.
Updated: 1 hour 32 min ago

As medical marijuana becomes more accepted, veterans urge the VA to prescribe it

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00
Though medical marijuana is legal in most states, the Department of Veterans Affairs will neither recommend nor prescribe it because of a longstanding federal law.
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N.Y. counties' seminar looks at weather and climate

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00
Tuesday was the last full day of the New York Association of Counties fall seminar in Rochester, where weather and climate were the topic of the keynote address.
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North Country at Work: Meet Augustinian Academy's first layperson principal, Mary Ann Margrey

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 22:00
Mary Ann Margrey grew up in Carthage, and while she didn’t attend Augustinian Academy, she attended religion class there each week. She also knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a teacher; she used to set up school settings and play teacher to her siblings. So it’s not too much of a surprise that in 2017, she became the private Catholic school’s first ever layperson to be principal.
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Statewide program helps women in county government

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
A series of roundtable discussions was hosted Monday by the NYSAC (New York State Association of Counties) Women's Leadership Council, a statewide program focused specifically on providing support to women in county government. NYSAC is holding its fall seminar in Rochester this week.
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Man sentenced for running major marijuana-smuggling ring

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a Canadian man has been sentenced for being part of a marijuana-smuggling ring that brought thousands of pounds of pot in to the United States through northern New York.
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Fort Ticonderoga ferry wraps up season early

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
SHOREHAM, Vt. (AP) The owners of the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry say it has made its final run of the season.
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Police: Robbery suspect dies in wrong-way crash on Northway

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
SCHROON, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police say the driver killed in a weekend crash on the Adirondack Northway was a suspect in an armed robbery who was driving the wrong way while trying to elude troopers.
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For rural veterans, accessing VA care can mean hours spent in the car

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
Approximately 5 million veterans live in rural America, and almost 60 percent of them rely on VA healthcare. But accessing that care can be a challenge: the nearest VA hospital could be hours away, and public transportation is sparse.
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Authors: Keely Hutton, "Soldier Boy"

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
The North Country may be a long way from Uganda in West Africa but when a Canton native met a man who survived two and a half years as a child soldier in the Ugandan Civil War, she knew she had to help him tell his story. Keely Hutton is the author of "Soldier Boy," which is based on the life of Ricky Richard Anywar, who at age 14 was forced to fight in the guerilla army of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony. Years after escaping, Ricky founded the charity Friends of Orphans and has dedicated his life to assisting in the rehabilitation of other child soldiers. Ricky is a recipient of the Harriet Tubman Freedom Award and previously visited SUNY Canton in 2008 to tell his story of childhood slavery.
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North Country at Work: Meet Augustinian Academy's first layperson principal, Mary Ann Margrey

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
Mary Ann Margrey grew up in Carthage, and while she didn’t attend Augustinian Academy, she attended religion class there each week. She also knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a teacher; she used to set up school settings and play teacher to her siblings. So it’s not too much of a surprise that in 2017, she became the private Catholic school’s first ever layperson to be principal.
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Researchers want study participants. Americans want to participate. But neither can find the other

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 22:00
Most American adults are worried they’ll develop Alzheimer’s, but they’re also optimistic that there will be a cure for the disease in their lifetimes, according to survey results released Monday. The nationwide survey, conducted by Harris polling on behalf of the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Amgen, also showed that most American adults want to participate in medical research.
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Capitol Watch: Business council forum, Percoco politics

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
David Klepper, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In New York government news, candidates for statewide office are taking their message to the state's leading business advocacy organization.
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Central New York's drone technology industry expands

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Central New York's drone technology industry is growing.
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High school journalists stand up to censorship and win

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Four Vermont high school journalists have gotten a lesson of a lifetime when they stood up to censorship in their school newspaper and won based on a new law.
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After big storms like Florence, a lot of dogs and cats go missing

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
Rivers are still rising in some areas along the coasts of the Carolinas - and there are more evacuation warnings as officials watch for more flooding a week after Hurricane Florence. Brian Mann is just home from helping NPR cover the storm. As he gets back to work here in the North Country, we have a story from Brian's reporter's notebook. It's about the animals he met in the South separated from their owners by the disaster. And about the hundreds of volunteers working to reunite as many of those pets as possible.
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Ottawa residents recover from tornado damage

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
Residents around Ottawa are trying to recover after two tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes and businesses Friday evening. As of Sunday evening, more than 80,000 residences remained without electricity.
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Miner doubts Democrats' stories about mailer

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
Independent candidate for governor Stephanie Miner is keeping the heat on Governor Cuomo and the state Democratic party for a mailer sent out during the party primary that accused the governor’s opponent, Cynthia Nixon, of anti-Semitism.
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For rural veterans, accessing VA care can mean hours spent in the car

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
Approximately 5 million veterans live in rural America, and almost 60 percent of them rely on VA healthcare. But accessing that care can be a challenge: the nearest VA hospital could be hours away, and public transportation is sparse.
Categories: News

North Country at Work: Meet Augustinian Academy's first layperson principal, Mary Ann Margrey

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 22:00
Mary Ann Margrey grew up in Carthage, and while she didn’t attend Augustinian Academy, she attended religion class there each week. She also knew from the age of five that she wanted to be a teacher; she used to set up school settings and play teacher to her siblings. So it’s not too much of a surprise that in 2017, she became the private Catholic school’s first ever layperson to be principal.
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