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  1. Film producer, parents donate $25M to St Lawrence UniversityRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

    A private college in northern New York has received a $25 million donation from an award-winning film producer and her parents. Officials at St. Lawrence University in Canton announced over the weekend that it has received the largest gift in the college's 161-year history from 1982 graduate Sarah E. Johnson and her parents, Charles and Ann Johnson.

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  2. 21 or bust? Raising tobacco age provokes pushback in St. Lawrence CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 19 | North County Public Radio

    California, Hawaii, and local communities all across the country have been grappling with the question of how old should a person have to be to buy cigarettes or chewing tobacco. Now, officials in St. Lawrence County are considering a new law that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, but there are indications that it may not sell so well.

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  3. In the losing battle for ash trees, pick the survivorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | North County Public Radio

    A nasty bug called the emerald ash borer is spreading. Experts say it's almost certain to infest and kill our ash trees, which about for about 10% of all the trees in New York state, in some places up to 25%.

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  4. Leadership group shouts out to women to step up, and speak outRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 17 | North County Public Radio

    The Young Women's Leadership Institute of the North Country hopes to salt women into positions on non-profit and not-for-profit organizations in particular, to benefit the organizations, and the women themselves. Marion Roach Smith is a journalist, an author, and a teacher.

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  5. Preview: TAUNY hosts Writers Fest on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 3 | North County Public Radio

    Traditional Arts in Upstate New York is hosting a day for readers and writers on Saturday in Canton. NCPR is media sponsor for the one-day gathering of writers and publishers from across the region who have produced work about North Country and Adirondack culture and heritage, natural history and other topics.

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  6. North Country at Work: the world-famous millionaire foot doctor you've never heard ofRead the original story

    Monday May 1 | North County Public Radio

    He was a millionaire who fixed a thousand pairs of feet a day, but he never overcharged. While this might sound like the beginning of a strange joke, it's actually the very real details of a successful doctor named Mahlon Locke, who lived and worked just across the border in Williamsburg, Ontario.

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  7. North Country at Work: Musician commutes from Boston to the North Country for better payRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 28 | North County Public Radio

    Making it as a musician anywhere is tough, but even harder in rural areas. That's why Seba Molnar decided at a young age that if he wanted to be a professional musician, he couldn't do it in the North Country.

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  8. Canton Church and Community Program working to build a stronger safety netRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Canton Church and Community Program Director Connie Jenkins checks the supply of canned goods in one of the pantry store rooms. Photo: Todd Moe A Canton organization that provides food and clothing to the needy is taking a more visible role on Main Street and building stronger connections locally and nationally.

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  9. David Sibley: always something new to learn about birdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Renowned birding field guide author and artist David Sibley is back in the North Country this week. Sibley is the author and illustrator of "The Sibley Guide to Birds," which was published in 2000 and is widely considered as the most comprehensive guide to North American birds.

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  10. Preview: North Country Folk Festival in CantonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    The 6th Annual North Country Folk Festival in Canton will be held on the St. Lawrence University campus on Saturday. The all-day event will feature eleven hours of music, a contra dance, dinner, and many local vendors and demonstrators.

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  11. North Country at Work: Seed potato farming in GabrielsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    If you've driven much around the Adirondacks, you've most likely seen one of the North Country's largest seed potato farms; you just didn't know it. Leavitt Farms is located on Route 86 between Gabriels and Saranac Lake - with high, open fields, and stunning views of the Adirondacks.

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  12. Using art to promote life skills and creativity in North Country schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Some of the best elementary and middle school art in St. Lawrence County is on display at the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES center in Canton. More than 200 pieces from 16 school districts are part of the Third Annual Regional Art Show.

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  13. North Country Children's Museum looks to open in Potsdam next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Looking forward to a year of construction work, North Country Children's Museum executive director Sharon Vegh Williams and board member Jane Lammers don hard hats at the museum's new home in Potsdam. Photo: Todd Moe If everything goes according to plan, youngsters will have a new place to play and learn in Potsdam in early 2018.

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  14. Watch: 'A Conscience in Conflict,' David Wolf at The Howl Grand slamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Here's David Wolf sharing a wrenching story about war, patriotism and conscience at the Howl Story Slam Grand Slam at Pickens Hall last fall. A new season of The Howl Story Slam launched last night with an open microphone storytelling competition at Bitter and Bones in Saranac Lake.

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  15. A Concience in Conflict: David Wolfe at The Howl Grand slamRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Here's David Wolfe sharing a wrenching story about war, patriotism and conscience at the Howl Story Slam Grand Slam at Pickens Hall last fall at Pickens Hall. A new season of The Howl Story Slam launched last night with an open microphone storytelling competition at Bitter and Bones in Saranac Lake.

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  16. North Country activists reject Stefanik's accusations of harassment and disruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Activists at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade hold signs asking "Where's Elise?" They've been urging her to take part in a town hall style meeting with constituents. Photo: provided by Cathy Tedford Liberal activists in the North Country are pushing back against the idea that they've harassed or threatened the staff of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

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  17. New SLC prosecutor accuses public defense team of defamationRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Day-to-day court proceedings in St. Lawrence County are back on track after a conflict erupted between a new assistant prosecutor and the public defender's office. Elias Farah is a brand-new lawyer - not just in St. Lawrence County but in all of New York State.

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  18. Any takers? In downtown Canton, three local institutions are up for saleRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Rick Cassara walks through the formal dining room at his Canton restaurant, The Club, in May 2016. Cassara said business had slowed down over the last five years.

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  19. Clean lines, Bowie tunes and bigger hearts: Pulitzer-winning poet shares hopes for the futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Tracy K. Smith visited SUNY Canton this month to speak with students who are studying her work. Photo: SUNY Canton Is it possible for poetry to predict our future? That's what Tracy K. Smith set out do a few years back with her collection, "Life on Mars."

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  20. Guess who: GRP's winter murder mystery in CantonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | North County Public Radio

    Canton's community theatre troupe will present an original murder mystery dinner theatre production as part of the annual Winterfest. The Grasse River Players will perform "The Starlite Lounge and Murder Mystery," at The Club on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18. Set in a 1940s nightclub, the show centers on The Boss and a rival gang leader.

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