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Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking show that the Cuomo Administration's is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial...
It's now a year since the Boston marathon bombings. Three people died that day. More than 260 people suffered injuries. This anniversary week, we've heard lots of heartening...
Clyde Rabideau has been a political fixture in the North Country for decades, first as the long-time mayor of Plattsburgh, and for the last four years as mayor of Saranac...
Ice floes slowing ships in the St. Lawrence River are delaying the opening of the shipping season at the Port of Oswego till next week. Executive director Zelko Kirincich...
UPDATE - 2 P.M. High water in the Black River continues to fall. According to the the National Weather service, the water level at Watertown reads 11.5 feet at this hour. The...
The St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director: Brooke Rouse. Rouse graduated from St. Lawrence in 2006 and went on to get a masters in tourism...
Sometimes spending a college semester abroad means just a few miles down the road. St. Lawrence University junior David Smith, a Potsdam native, is one of nine students...
John Warren of the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend. High waters and flooding remain a concern as snowpack in...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February. It says New York City also saw...
In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to...
Max Huntsman's job is to monitor the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, one of the nation's most troubled law enforcement agencies. The only problem: He doesn't have...
Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete...
More Americans are saving for retirement through their employers' 401(k) programs. That follows a move to automatically sign up workers to participate in the retirement...
When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for...
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former boxing champion who served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter's story inspired a Bob Dylan protest song; he...
Readers may recall the Bixi bike share system in cities like Ottawa and New York City. Despite Bixi’s slew of financial and managerial problems, a recent...
Correction: This post erroneously stated that the New York Republican party was supporting Matt Doheny. In fact, the statement of support linked to in this post is from the...
The company that’s bought several nursing homes in our area in the last few years (including Horace Nye in Elizabethtown, the sale of which was finalized, after a long...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been heavily promoting its organic programs lately, particularly its increased support for organic farming in the new farm bill:...
There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income...
As we've reported for quite a while here at NCPR, the Champlain Valley has become a hotspot in the North Country for young farmers trying to forge a new path for agriculture....
It is a truism of being human: loss and grief focus, illuminate and amplify joy and gratitude. Sides of the same coin. Our gratefulness can grow as our experience with grief...
For some reason, most people like things to be pretty lively, as opposed to dull. A roller coaster is always a better draw than a teashop. And this week has been a roller...
Spring. For real. I’ve written before about my old neighbor Milan Conklin who told me you had to hear the peepers three times before the weather would truly settle. I...
This week, the North Country is opening the conversations about prisons wide open, with a series of public conversations and on-air program that we want you to join. St....
Today Tom Ashbrook hosts a conversation about the new push to reduce the U.S. prison population and changing political attitudes about crime and punishment. Prison Time...
Ask how President Obama’s been confronting criminal justice reform, and about his efforts to improve the lives of black men (two issues that are inextricably linked),...
During his day job, Andy Toy is a salesman. But he's has always been a doodler, an amateur artist. He just never thought he'd make any money at it. A few years ago, Andy was...
High school writers gathered in Saranac Lake this month to learn more about theater and writing plays. Pendragon Theatre hosted a day of playing with words and acting as part...
In Colin McAdam's new novel, a childless couple in Addison County, Vermont buys a baby chimpanzee. At first he's a cute little guy, but what happens when an ape is raised as...
A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
Co-host Felix Contreras plays soothing new music for his ailing co-host, Jasmine Garsd.
Listen closely to Sturgill Simpson's classic-sounding country music and you'll hear plenty of surprises, including twists on every element of modern country's...

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