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North Country Region wins $90.2 million for economic development

For the second year in a row, the North Country Regional Economic Development Council is receiving one of the largest awards in the statewide competition for economic development funding.  Go to full article
Sherman Hurlbert, a patient at Moreau Family Health Center. Photo: Sarah Harris

In the Adirondacks, a new model of primary care

The health industry in upstate New York is undergoing some rapid transformations - but there's also a shortage of primary care physicians. Medical practices across the eastern Adirondacks are working together to try and change that.  Go to full article
Native-owned casinos like Turning Stone would have competition under Cuomo's plan. Photo: Oneida Nation

Cuomo vague on potential casino sites

Governor Cuomo shed some more light Tuesday on his plans for expanding gambling in New York. But he said he didn't want to identify specific places where non-native owned casinos should be built.

Cuomo said that should be the job of the gaming industry in a competitive bidding process. "I would leave it to the operators, the experts, to say, you tell me," said Cuomo, "within these regions of the state, where do you think the best market is, where would you site it to maximize economic opportunity, maximize job growth."  Go to full article
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.  Photo: Karen DeWitt

New Senate Dem Leader "expects" seat at table

Newly elected Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says she feels a great sense of "responsibility", having finally broken a barrier as the first female...  Go to full article
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Cuomo: Schools that don't submit evaluations won't get increased state aid

Just two thirds of school districts in New York State have completed new teacher evaluation plans, one month before a deadline imposed by Governor Cuomo. The governor says if...  Go to full article
Andrew Himelson (Senior), Cody Rosen (Senior),  Sam Labrecque (Sophomore)

Heard Up North: "Save a bro, grow a mo'"

"Movember" is an annual, month-long event where men grow a "mo," or moustache, as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and men's health...  Go to full article
Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, turnips, and cabbages--none of which has a second career as sports paraphenalia. Photo: David Sommerstein

Root, root, root for the rutabagas!

This week, we're listening to some of our favorite food stories from NCPR news. Today, rutabaga curling. The farmers market in Ithaca is celebrating its 15th annual...  Go to full article
Duane Adams in his favorite Christmas attire.  Photo:  Todd Moe

A heart as big as Santa's, and a real beard, too

For more than 45 years, an Ogdensburg man has donned his Santa suit and played a Christmas role that has brought much joy to himself and others.

Duane Adams first...  Go to full article
NAVE at St. Agnes' Church. Pphoto: John Eldridge

Choral group explores traditional English Christmas music

A northern Adirondack chamber choral group will perform Festival of Lessons and Carols on Friday night at Notre Dame Church in Malone, St. Peter's Church in...  Go to full article