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All Before Five, our afternoon regional news program, gives listeners a complete update on the day's news and weather, followed by the top regional features stories from NCPR News.

Nora FlahertyThe host of All Before Five is Nora Flaherty. Nora came to NCPR in March 2011 from WFUV in New York City, where she worked as a reporter and hosted a weekly interview program. She has become a familiar voice since then as a reporter for The Eight O'Clock Hour.

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All Before Five: 2/23/06

Part of our series "A Year on The Farm": Today, Animal Husbandry. Tensions rise over a mansion that the APA says is too big. The home's owner is a Pataki ally, he's suing the APA. Then, a double header of Heard up North: First, from the St Lawrence River, the cottage that launched an industry. Then, the "icemaster" of Torino - responsible for the sheet of ice below tonight's figure skaters - is from Lake Placid.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/22/06

National Grid responds to criticism. Locks and channels under the seaway. And the last rider - on the last Greyhound Bus - out of the North Country...  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/21/06

Saratoga County adds up losses from last weekend's windstorm - over $1 million dollars - and 9,000 people STILL without power...National Grid facing growing criticism. Plus, a fatal accident at Gore Mountain. A win for women sledders. And what it's like to be an Olympic mom.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/20/06

22,000 still without power in the region, but many say they don't want the Red Cross's help... plus, four more snowmobile deaths this weekend. And the second part of our series on the Tupper Lake housing proposal. We look at how this project could affect future development in the park.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/17/06

High winds down power lines and trees, and are blamed for at least two deaths. A truth commission in Cornwall attempts to lift the "sordid cloud" left by a pedophile ring. And, Bill McKibben introduces us to two Adirondack skiiers representing the USA in Turin in Saturday's biathalon.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/16/06

Inmates and families boycott high phone charges. More charges in a Ticonderoga sex case. And we check in with Sports Bob about the pros and cons of 'mergers' in high school football..  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/15/06

Today we go to the site of a major resort proposed for Tupper Lake - the biggest Adirondack building project in 25 years. It's sharply opposed by conservation groups and some locals but the environmental issues aren't so clear. Plus, local sledder Samatha Retrosi recovers after a terrible fall - and concussion - at the Olympics.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/14/06

A developer buys the Deferiet paper mill in Carthage. And the DEC will restore a fire tower in the Central Adirondacks. Olympic Update: we talk with local sledder Erin Hamlin's father Ron, at the track. Plus, it's Valentine's Day... can you find love in the hardware store?  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/13/06

The Olympics are underway: one local athlete crashes on her way downhill, and the top US sledder is disqualified for drug use. Meanwhile, a discontinued car part could mean the loss of 170 jobs in Massena.  Go to full article

All Before Five: 2/10/06

Yet another North Country wind power projects - this one on Wolfe Island. Republican Senator Joe Bruno on the outs with his own party. And an Olympic preview, of the bobsled - David Sommerstein and his wife Lisa take a fast ride down the bobsled track in Lake Placid.  Go to full article

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Nora Flaherty and other NCPR reporters call out to people in communties all over the region to get a first-person take on what is happening that day in one of the nooks and crannies of the North Country, or to share one of the unique voices that contribute to the choir that is our region.

The program is looking for individuals who can fill the bill in their community--the unofficial mayors of unincorporated villages, the diner counter know-it-alls, the barbershop networkers, the contrarian librarians. If you know someone whose tongue is well-strung, drop Nora a line.