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McHugh speaking to reporters during his first visit to Fort Drum as Army Secretary. Photo: David Sommerstein
McHugh speaking to reporters during his first visit to Fort Drum as Army Secretary. Photo: David Sommerstein

Report: McHugh may step down from top Army post

A major newspaper covering the military is reporting John McHugh may step down as Secretary of the Army.  Go to full article
Monkton voters gather for town meeting. Photo: Sarah Harris

Monkton, VT voters oppose gas pipeline

Tuesday was town meeting day in Vermont. Residents across the state gathered to vote on routine business, like school budgets and taxes. But hot button issues were also on the agenda in some towns this year. In Monkton, residents are riled up about a proposed natural gas pipeline.  Go to full article
Snowmobile track, Longford, Ontario. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rbs/4351889564/">Robert Snache - Spririthands.net</a>, cc <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

With better snow comes spate of sled deaths

Snow conditions have been improving in parts of the North Country the last two weeks and that means more sledders out on the trail. But there have also been five snowmobile deaths across the region.  Go to full article
Image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State presentation, highlighting public safety and gun control. Photo: NYS Governor's Office

State gov talks about amending NY SAFE act

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says there's been talk of amending the state's recently-enacted gun control law, to permit a 10 magazine clip in certain circumstances. Silver...  Go to full article
Advocates for New York State's hungry rally at the Capitol in Nov., 2012 for an increase in the state's minimum wage. Photo: Karen DeWitt

NY State Assembly approves $9 minimum wage

The New York State Assembly voted to raise the state's minimum wage to $9 an hour. But the measure is stalled in the State Senate.  Go to full article
A market in Hogansburg, now part of the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation, circa 1920. Photo courtesy Indian Time.

Listen to Beatrice Jacobs, 100, tell stories of Mohawk life

A memorial service was held yesterday for a Mohawk woman who lived to be 100 years old. The family of Beatrice Jacobs says she's lived a healthy life at a nursing home in...  Go to full article
Lis Barsuglia-Madsen and her husband Michael, love spending the winter months in their rustic home, filled with looms, near Harrisville.  Originally from Denmark, Lis uses bright colors to help offset overcast skies and the snowy landscape. Photo: Todd Moe

Living with looms and working with wool

March is the start of another busy season of exhibits, fairs and road trips for artisans across the region. Over the next few months, we'll bring you some of the voices of...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward

Why there's less press access under Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is keeping a firm grip over communication between state agencies and journalists, ...  Go to full article
Former baseball player Jose Canseco, who has admitted to using steroids, speaks out against supplements. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers seek ban of DMAA fitness supplement

A push to ban the fitness supplement DMAA brought a sports hero to the capitol along with parents who say they lost their son to the substance.

Senate co-leader...  Go to full article
Fracking wastewater after treatment at temporary, privately owned facility in Pennsylvania. Photo: Matt Richmond/WSKG

How would New York deal with hydrofracking wastewater?

About four million gallons of water goes into a typical Marcellus Shale well during the fracking process. As much as 20 percent of what went in comes back out right away....  Go to full article
A chessboard from the Gabriels Sanatorium.  Photo: Adirondack Museum

Adirondack Attic: 1920s chess champs at Gabriels Sanatorium

We continue our series, the Adirondack Attic, with Andy Flynn. NCPR is collaborating with Andy and his sources at the Adirondack Museum and other historical associations and...  Go to full article
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