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Shannon stands beside the sculpture she raised funds for at a soldier's memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett
Shannon stands beside the sculpture she raised funds for at a soldier's memorial in Alexandria Bay. Photo: Shannon D. Bartlett

The Eight O'clock Hour, 5/27/13

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It's Memorial Day. NCPR intern Josh Cameron talks with Shannon Bartlett, an Indian River student who raised more than $9000 to create a memorial for fallen soldiers in Alexandria Bay. Brian Mann talks the school superintendent in Newcomb about the failed budget vote there, and the survival of small rural schools. Gov. Cuomo took his plan for tax-free zones around SUNY campuses on the road over the weekend.

Sarah Harris reports on ways to get upstate produce to urban markets. One Vermont mans plans to sail it down Lake Champlain. Horticulturist Amy Ivy talks with Todd Moe about how to cope with a soaked spring garden.

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