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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 06/25/2018.
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$38M in state funding available to protect farmland

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Another $38 million in New York state funds is now available to help farmers protect their land from being lost to development.
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Top lawmaker: Expunge marijuana convictions if pot is legal

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A top lawmaker in New York says that if the state legalizes recreational marijuana it should also consider expunging marijuana-related criminal records that can make it harder for many people to find jobs or housing.
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Here's why (and how) NCPR reported on Ratigan's Trump comments

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
Given the context, and his history of past comments, we thought Ratigan's views were newsworthy.
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Democratic lawmakers say despite disagreements, they intend to remain in session to the end

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
The New York legislative session is due to end in three weeks, but some state lawmakers are talking about leaving a week early because they believe they will accomplish so little in that time.
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A little informal research on tickling

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 22:00
Why are humans ticklish? Does it have a purpose? How you react to tickling depends on who is doing the tickling.
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Here's why (and how) NCPR reported on Ratigan's Trump comments

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
We found numerous occasions where the Democratic candidate spoke favorably of Mr. Trump. That's newsworthy.
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Tri-Lakes Takes: School safety takes on new urgency after Tupper Lake shooting threat

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
Continuing school shootings around the country are making some parents afraid to send their kids to school. We're seeing the impact of that kind of fear here in the North Country where threats against schools have caused closings and lockdowns.After the recent shootings in Florida and Texas many local districts are considering tightening their security measures, hiring armed security officers, some adding funds to their budgets, talking with local police. This raises a lot of questions about what works to keep kids safe and how we pay for it.
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As search continues for dead woman's son, her boyfriend appears in court

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
The search continues for 14-month old Owen Hidalgo-Calderon in Sodus after his mother was found dead last week. His mother's boyfriend appeared in court yesterday.
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Norwood Village Green Concert Series kicks off 45th summer season

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
The 45th annual Norwood Village Green Concert Series kicks off Thursday afternoon with some of St. Lawrence County's finest high school vocal and jazz ensembles.The 2018 season will be highlighted by Grammy nominee and Hammond jazz organ icon Joey DeFrancesco, Grammy nominee Rene Marie, The Battle of Santiago with 4 Cuban drummers and 3 Canadian rock musicians, and series favorite, The Gibson Brothers.The summer series will also include a number of local and regional groups. But Concert series founder Joe Liotta says he's looking to feature more touring artists in the future.
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Breaking: Wildlife Conservation Society closing Adirondack program

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
Three staff will lose positions in Saranac Lake as the widely respected green group shuts down Park operations.
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Seaway tanker grounded near Waddington

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
A Seaway ship ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Waddington early Tuesday morning. According to the Seaway, the Chem Norma, an oil and chemical tanker, left the channel following a steering malfunction.
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New York troopers remember fallen comrades

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 22:00
The New York State Police are remembering three troopers today at their annual memorial service.
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Breaking: Wildlife Conservation Society closing Adirondack program

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
Three staff will lose positions in Saranac Lake as the widely respected green group shuts down Park operations
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GM land in Massena almost cleaned up; bitcoin miners among the suitors

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
A federal trust has spent more than seven years cleaning up one of America's most toxic industrial sites, the former General Motors plant in Massena on the banks of the St. Lawrence River.The $130-million cleanup is on track to be completed within a year. Now the task is to find companies to invest in the property and create jobs. Some have already expressed interest, including cryptocurrency mining firms.
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New VA Telehealth program brings art therapy to vets at home

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
The VA in Florida has begun offering telehealth programs in dance, visual art, and music. The programs link therapists with veterans in their homes.
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North Country at Work: Jessica Laurel Kane on the magic of writing and illustrating children's stories

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
Jessica Laurel Kane has always been a writer, but it wasn't until she became pregnant with her son in 2011, a year after she relocated to Brant Lake in the Lake George area from Brooklyn - that she started having ideas for children's stories. All her previous writing had been adult non-fiction, what she describes as for "dark, isolated, grown-up people."
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Slideshow: "Pollinator's Palette" by Catherine Hartung opens Friday at NorthWind Fine Arts

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
A new solo exhibit of paintings by Catherine Hartung, "Pollinator's Palette," opens Friday, June 1 at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake with a reception from 5-7 pm.
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Search parties comb Wayne County farm for missing toddler

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
The search continues for a 14-month-old Owen Hidalgo-Colderon, whose mother's body was found in western New York last Wednesday.
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Efforts to fund Lake Champlain cleanup fizzle

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Legislative efforts to come up with a long-term funding source for Lake Champlain's cleanup fizzled this legislative session with Gov. Phil Scott's call for no new taxes or fees.
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Cooperstown's Doubleday Field getting a makeover

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:00
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Cooperstown's Doubleday Field is ready for a makeover.
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