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The latest stories from North Country Public Radio for 08/16/2018.
Updated: 2 hours 22 min ago

Temporary fix saves SNAP use at farmers markets

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 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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Climbing the Empress, a classic Adirondack rock route

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
It was pioneered by Fritz Wiesner, one of the great climbers, in the 1930s.
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Health disparities put deaf community at risk

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
Deaf individuals are up to seven times as likely as their hearing peers to have heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.That's according to research from RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the University of Michigan.
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Climbing the Empress, a classic Adirondackrock route

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
It was pioneered by Fritz Wiesner, one of the great climbers, in the 1930s.
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A simple phone call can reduce suicide risk

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide rates continuing to climb nationwide. In New York, the CDC found that the rate has risen almost 30 percent since 1999.
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Opioid prescriptions down at Excellus, OD deaths continue to rise

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
Opioid prescriptions at Monroe County's largest health insurer have decreased, even as deaths from opioids have continued to climb.
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Preview: "Pump Boys and the Dinettes" in Colton

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
The Grasse River Players summer production of "Pump Boys and Dinettes" is being performed in the cafeteria of Colton-Pierrepont Central School tonight at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. It's part of the annual Colton Country Days Celebration, and the Sunday Rock Legacy Project. Director Elaine Kuracina says the school's cafeteria has been transformed into a gas station, diner and a starry night along Route 56.
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This weekend in the Adirondacks

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:00
What a summer we've been having weather-wise. It's been dry and pleasant. Late Saturday the weather will turn unsettled however, with some much-needed rain.
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