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Ogdensburg City hall with a clear message. Photo: David Sommerstein
Ogdensburg City hall with a clear message. Photo: David Sommerstein

Task force presses Cuomo to rethink Ogdensburg Psych cuts

Today, a couple dozen North Country leaders packed in vans headed to Albany. It's their big chance to meet with Governor Cuomo's staff about the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. They're making the case the state should invest in the mental health hospital in Ogdensburg, not shut it down. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Common Core isn't working for everyone, including (according to her parents) six- year-old Maddie. Photo: courtesy of Jennifer Hansen

Common Core: looking for alternatives

Common Core is making its way into classrooms across New York state. The new standards and curriculum emphasize conceptual learning and critical thinking. But that approach doesn't work for all students.  Go to full article
Tim McAtee, owner of Dry Hill Ski Area in Watertown, says an early snowfall like this year's can get his business season off to a strong start. Photo: Joanna Richards

Ski season gets underway

The winter sports season is underway in the north country. Thanks to the pre-Thanksgiving snowstorm, some skiers in Jefferson County got an early start this year.  Go to full article
Empire Plaza in Albany.

Reformers focus on "useless" state Board of Elections

Reform groups are focusing attention on Governor Cuomo's anti corruption commission's recommendations to beef up the anemic State Board of Elections but say they have not...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Gov. George Pataki (left) shake hands at the launch of the NYS Tax Relief Commission in October. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Cuomo commission on NY taxes to issue report

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commissions is expected to release its report as early as Tuesday.

The report could help shape the tax cut Cuomo...  Go to full article

Liberal, conservative groups to debate education

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) Two Vermont think tanks--one that generally leans right, the other left--are facing off for a series of debates this winter on education policy....  Go to full article
Wild turkeys. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/msandman/3263922452">Mike Sandman</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY biologists study wild turkey population changes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking landowners to help with a wild turkey study aimed at improving management of the game...  Go to full article
NYS Police Academy class at their graduation from State Police Basic School in May 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8882773190/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

NY State Police Academy to graduate nearly 200

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nearly 200 new troopers are getting set to join the ranks of the New York State Police.

The 200th class of the New York State Police Academy...  Go to full article

Vermont health care group says most small biz covered

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The group implementing the new health insurance system in Vermont says 75 percent of small business employees in the state are enrolled in a Vermont...  Go to full article
Photo: Children's Home of Jefferson County

Preview: foster parenting information session in Canton

A Foster Parenting Information Night will be held this Thursday (6 pm) at the Human Service Center, second floor conference room, on Highway 310 in Canton. The event is...  Go to full article
Alison Haas, director of the Lake Placid Olympic Museum.  Photo: Andy Flynn

Adirondack Attic: sliding sports in Lake Placid

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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