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A Seaway freighter passes under the bridge near Massena in December 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein.
A Seaway freighter passes under the bridge near Massena in December 2012. Photo: David Sommerstein.

The Eight O'clock Hour, 10/24/13

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Dan Wasneechak, the head of the North Country Children's Clinic in Watertown, says he'll resign after Friday. He has only been on the job since mid-August. He gave no reason for the decision. Governor Cuomo says he thinks the state can afford a tax cut next year, despite a projected $1 billion budget gap. Cuomo also stands behind education officials, who are getting blow back for the new common core principles in schools. Athletes from the North Country gear up for the Winter Olympics in Russia. Watertown residents weigh in on a study of the New York Air Brake plant, saying pollution from the plant has made people sick. The St. Lawrence Seaway tries to dig itself out of a recession slump. And today in Natural Selections: the Northern Flicker does not browse wood for its food, unlike other woodpeckers.

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