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9 minutes | 4 days ago
5/7/21: SUNY Potsdam students seek better sexual harassment response
(May 7, 2021) Students have been protesting for a month, saying SUNY Potsdam's sexual harassment and assault responses aren't enough. Also: Lake George busses up job prospects to fill a labor shortage before the summer season starts.
8 minutes | 5 days ago
5/6/21: Persuading teens to get the vaccine
(May 6, 2021)
7 minutes | 6 days ago
5/5/21: Snowmobiles, a court case, and the definition of trees in the Adirondacks
(May 5, 2021) A state court ruling against a plan to build snowmobile trails through the heart of the Adirondacks could jeopardize a delicate relationship between green groups and local officials in the Park. Also: Yankees and Mets games will soon be back at 100%, with some caveats.
11 minutes | 7 days ago
5/4/21: What fiction says about our polarized era
(May 4, 2021) Historians typically look back to speeches and news articles to understand past eras of political polarization. A SUNY Plattsburgh professor is seeking answers in literature. Also: Saranac Lake holds a rally in recognition of Derek Chauvin's conviction.
9 minutes | 8 days ago
5/3/21: A pathway to the middle class for rural young adults
(May 3, 2021) If you're from a rural area like the North Country, you're less likely to attend college, and that means you're less likely to crack the middle class. A program in Essex County is trying to get more rural kids a college degree. Also: Gov. Cuomo lays out plans to fully reopen New York's economy.
11 minutes | 11 days ago
Taking action against cyberbullying and exploitation
(Apr 30, 2021) The recent deaths by suicide of two North Country teenagers, both victims of internet exploitation scams, have pushed some local professors to take action. Also: New information about the fatal shooting in Watertown earlier this week.
10 minutes | 12 days ago
4/29/21 - Statewide eviction moratorium set to expire
(Apr 29, 2021) Single Room Occupancy houses and the pandemic eviction moratorium. The dilemma facing by owners of SROs when tenants are transitioning from homelessness but won't pay their rent. Also: A shooting in Watertown leaves 3 people dead including the suspected gunman.
12 minutes | 13 days ago
4/28/21 - An artist talks about
(Apr 28, 2021) A new art exhibit coming to Lake George showcases an artist’s reflections on his Japanese-American family’s immigrant experience and imprisonment in an American concentration camp during World War II. Also: Signs that the North Country’s economy is recovering from the pandemic.
9 minutes | 14 days ago
4/27/21 - Out to pasture with some retired farm animals
(Apr 27, 2021) Farming is big business in the North Country but not all farm animals work their entire lives. Some find a peaceful retirement home on a farm in the Adirondacks that's known for its artisan cheeses. Also: The 2020 Census results are out and New York is going to lose a seat in Congress.
9 minutes | 15 days ago
4/26/21: Getting short-term rentals to pay their share of the bed tax
(Apr 26, 2021) Short-term rentals like Airbnb and VRBO are increasingly popular in the North Country, but the services don't collect county occupancy taxes, like regular hotels do. Warren County is appealing directly to property owners to do the right thing. Also: Gov. Cuomo insists an AG probe will find he did nothing wrong in his multiple scandals.
9 minutes | 18 days ago
4/23/21: Public health officials worry we're celebrating the end of COVID too soon
(Apr 23, 2021) Not enough people are getting vaccinated across the North Country to allow relaxing social distancing and masking rules. Public health officials say rising infection rates show people are letting down their guard anyway. Also: an update on the Assembly's impeachment probe into Gov. Cuomo.
9 minutes | 20 days ago
4/21/21: 100% renewable by 2040, but how?
(Apr 21, 2021) New York has an ambitious plan to make our electricity 100% renewable by 2040. But how we get there, and what happens to nuclear power, is still a big debate. Also: St. Lawrence County's four universities are calling for more policing and anti-racism reform in the wake of Derek Chauvin's conviction Tuesday.
9 minutes | 21 days ago
4/20/21 - Belief in Cuomo at an all-time low
(Apr 20, 2021) A new Siena College poll shows many New Yorkers believe the women who have accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment and they have opinions about his political future, too. Also: Spring is peaking through in the Adirondacks.
8 minutes | 22 days ago
4/19/21 - Remote work from the North Country
(Apr 19, 2021) Working from home became a necessity because of the pandemic. Now, more people are planning to do it permanently and some want to make home the North Country. That can’t happen if some problems like access to housing and high-speed internet don’t change. Also: Students at SUNY Potsdam say the way sexual assault and harassment complaints are handled needs to change.
9 minutes | 25 days ago
4/16/21: Shakespeare's Ophelia gets her say in a new SUNY Plattsburgh student production
(Apr 16, 2021) Some SUNY Plattsburgh theater students have given the Shakespearian character, Ophelia, from Hamlet, her own “me, too” moment in a new online play. Also: Governor Cuomo signed new legislation that will give more low-income households access to affordable high-speed internet service.
10 minutes | a month ago
4/15/21: Veterans want VA to provide care for illnesses caused by exposure to toxins in garbage burn pits
(Apr 15, 2021) Soldiers are getting sick with a range of illnesses and say it’s because of military garbage burn pits they worked near overseas. The pits are where all kinds of military garbage from tires to food waste is disposed of. Also: Restaurant owners in New York want to be able to continue to sell alcoholic drinks to go.
8 minutes | a month ago
4/14/21: An Adirondack life, one of the first North Country COVID-19 deaths
(Apr 14, 2021) Almost 500 people in the North Country have died due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. One of the first was Donald Nieradka, a Warren County man in his 80s, who loved the Adirondacks, and was splitting and stacking wood until he got sick. Also: news of a vaccination program for farmworkers.
10 minutes | a month ago
4/13/21: Plattsburgh's policing reform plan
(Apr 13, 2021) The city of Plattsburgh has 20 ambitious reforms on its policing plan agenda, including body cameras and better mental health response and counseling. But those things take time and money to implement. Also: New York has suspended distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following CDC guidance.
7 minutes | a month ago
4/12/21: When tourism officials told travelers to stay away
(Apr 12, 2021)
8 minutes | a month ago
4/9/21: Who doesn't have high-speed Internet?
(Apr 9, 2021) People without reliable Internet have really been struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Efforts are underway to bring broadband to everyone, but the government doesn't really know who's covered and who's in a dead zone. Also: Republicans are starting to launch campaigns for Governor.
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