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  1. Solar panel campaign heating up in Canton, Akwesasne & Tri-LakesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | North County Public Radio

    A state-sponsored campaign to install solar panels on homes and businesses in the North Country is exceeding expectations as it enters its final phase. Louise Gava of Solarize Canton said the group has signed 21 contracts, more than double the original goal of 10, with two months still to go in the campaign.

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  2. Bonus concert: Terrance Simien and the Zydecoe Experience in NorwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | North County Public Radio

    This Thursday the Norwood Village Green Concert Series presents a bonus concert with Terrance Simien and the Zydecoe Experience. The two-time Grammy winner has performed in more than 40 countries and this late addition to the Norwood series welcomes home Potsdam native Josh Lazo, who play saxophone and rub board in the band.

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  3. SUNY Potsdam students use Stone Age tools to build a canoe: and it floatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | North County Public Radio

    State University of New York Potsdam Assistant Professor of Archaeology Tim Messner and student Megan Taylor paddle their dugout canoe on the Raquette River in Potsdam, N.Y. Photo: Todd Moe A group of State University of New York Potsdam students spent much of July reliving the past along the banks of the Raquette River in Potsdam, N.Y. The summer anthropology class, led by professor Tim Messner, used Stone Age technology to build a dugout canoe from a 16-foot white pine log. Dugouts are still used around the world, mostly as fishing boats, but they are usually made with power tools and chain saws.

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  4. Location of Civil War camp confirmed in PotsdamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    The location of a Civil War camp has been confirmed in a northern New York village where about 1,000 men trained before going off to fight for the Union Army. The Watertown Daily Times reports that two SUNY Potsdam anthropology professors and a local museum president used an old map and metal detectors to determine where Camp Union was located in the St. Lawrence County village.

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  5. Green groups fight plastic microbead pollution in North Country watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Microbeads in hand soaps and facial scrubs can wash into water bodies and be ingested by fish and birds. Lucille Pine , Creative Commons, some rights reserved Environmental groups in New York's North Country are trying to spread the word about water pollution from microbeads.

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  6. Green groups fight plastic pollution in North Country watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Microbeads in hand soaps and facial scrubs can wash into water bodies and be ingested by fish and birds. Lucille Pine , Creative Commons, some rights reserved Environmental groups in New York's North Country are trying to spread the word about water pollution from microbeads.

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  7. Clarkson gets geographic win in Union Grad College mergerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    This week, the state Board of Regents gave Clarkson University in northern New York the green light to merge with Union Graduate College near Albany. The move boosts Clarkson's presence in the corporate hub of the Capital Region.

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  8. Heard Up North: At the Amvet Car and Motorcycle ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Summertime marks the return of many favorite warm-weather activities and hobbies, particularly car shows. The Potsdam, N.Y., Amvets hosted a classic car and motorcycle show on July 5. News intern Charlotte Crawford caught up with a long-time car show participant, Don DiMonda, and sent this Heard Up North.

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  9. More wrangling over security video in Garrett Phillips murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Attorneys in the Garrett Phillips murder case are due in upstate New York's St. Lawrence County Court Tuesday morning. At issue is a security camera video that district attorney Mary Rain said proves that Oral "Nick" Hillary killed the 12-year-old Phillips in Potsdam, N.Y., almost four years ago.

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  10. Potsdam gets a new toilet gardenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Hank Robar's toilet gardens are a protest that date back more than a decade. It all started with a village zoning ruling that denied Robar a permit for a donut shop on a property he owns on Market St. There is now an installation there, on Route 11 across from the entrance to Clarkson University, and as of Thursday afternoon a new one, on Pierrepont Avenue across from SUNY Potsdam.

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  11. Children fill special roles in Potsdam's 'Into the Woods'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    The Community Performance Series in Potsdam, N.Y., presents the musical "Into the Woods" this week. Most of the time the spotlight is on those who fill the main roles in a performance.

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  12. At harvest time, St. Lawrence County farmers' questions are answeredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    In 2014, David Sommerstein reported a year's worth of stories from one organic vegetable farm in St. Lawrence County. In episode 4, Dan and Megan Kent of Kent Family Growers have slogged through an extra-long winter.

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  13. 'Struggle early, finish strong': lessons learned on a St. Lawrence Co. farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Inside, the growing season starts simply and peacefully enough, with Dan Kent seeding celeriac, shallots, and onion, and Megan starting flowers like delphinium and cosmos. It's snowy and sleeting outside, but pretty cozy in the greenhouse.

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  14. Hillary murder trial date setRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    A date of November 30th has been set for the trial of Oral "Nick" Hillary. Hillary is charged with the 2011 strangulation murder of 12 year-old Garrett Phillips in Potsdam, N.Y. The case became a flash point issue across St. Lawrence County , with lawn signs that called for "Justice for Garrett."

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  15. Why is justice for Garrett Phillips so complicated?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    People in St. Lawrence County know his face: the smiling, golden-haired 12-year-old boy, Garrett Phillips. It's going on four years since his murder, and the posters demanding "Justice for Garrett" are still in the hardware store and the laundromat windows, on bumper stickers and front lawns.

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  16. Attorneys spar over evidence in Garrett Phillips murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    St. Lawrence County district attorney Mary Rain is due in court Monday regarding evidence in the Garrett Phillips murder case. At issue are videos, photos, and lead sheets that both sides say are critical to building their case on Oral Hillary's whereabouts when the 12 year-old was strangled in 2011.

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  17. Should the Amish have to put reflective triangles on their buggies?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Amish buggies are on the roads in the St. Lawrence Valley and the Tug Hill region of upstate New York. They move slower than the rest of traffic, and at night they can be hard to see. 3 comments

  18. Watertown Mayor mocks SUNY Potsdam for 'big fuss' over hate lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    One of New York's North Country top elected officials said SUNY Potsdam is over-reacting to threats of violence against one of its faculty-members, and suggested the campus community is "aflutter" over the incident. A professor at SUNY Potsdam received two threatening notes over the last week that included vicious racist and homophobic slurs.

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  19. SUNY Potsdam prof receives 2nd threatening letterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Students led a solidarity march Tuesday to draw attention to a racist, threatening letter sent to a SUNY Potsdam professor. Photo: Sarah Harris The SUNY Potsdam professor who received a racist, homophobic letter that included a death threat over the weekend has received a second "equally threatening" letter, according to university officials.

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  20. 'This is visceral': SUNY Potsdam rallies against hate crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | North County Public Radio

    Students led a solidarity march Tuesday to draw attention to a racist, threatening letter sent to a SUNY Potsdam professor. Photo: Sarah Harris More than 200 SUNY Potsdam students and faculty marched through downtown Potsdam, N. Y., Tuesday, to show their solidarity with a faculty member who received what the school called "a racist and homophobic" threatening note.

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