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8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch
8:45 a.m. One in a series of visits from the snowplow at NCPR's building in Canton this morning. Photo by Zach Hirsch

The Eight O'clock Hour, 11/27/13

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Heavy, wet snow is spreading across much of upstate New York as a wintry storm moves up the East Coast.

Upstate New York's cities take in around 90% of all refugees coming to the state. As they adapt to new homes, the newcomers re-shape neighborhoods - but it is not easy. Todd Moe visits Long Lake Central School, where students, teachers, and staff celebrated Thanksgiving with a special lunch last week. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been urging New Yorkers to give to local food pantries, and as Zach Hirsch reports, his own office is leading by example. All this year, NCPR will report on how the school serves its two masters: the state and its students. In the first installment of our Inside School series, Sarah Harris takes us to Canton Central.

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