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The Moses-Saunders hydropower dam on the St. Lawrence River near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority
The Moses-Saunders hydropower dam on the St. Lawrence River near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority

The Eight O'clock Hour, 10/10/13

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St. Lawrence County and four towns are asking NYPA for more compensation for the negative effects of nearby hydropower. The closing of the North Country Children's Clinic means that WIC, a nutrition program that serves 10,000 people, will close, too. New laws permit roadside wine sales. NYCO's proposed land swap has sharply divided the region's environmental community. A Binghamton Assemblywoman is asking for a do-over of an ongoing heath review of hydro fracking, saying the process has been secretive. In Natural Selections: the contradictory plight of earthworms, which are an invasive species. Nina Schoch tells us about the music, food, and activities that will be going on at the Paul Smiths VIC this Sunday in honor of loons. And Varick Chittenden talks about TAUNY's decision to choose the Gunnison Memorial Chapel Bell Ringers for a Heritage Award.

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