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Story of the Day

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Get your daily dose of what's happening in New York's North Country, the Adirondacks, Vermont, Canada, and beyond. Host David Sommerstein presents the best stories from North Country Public Radio's award-winning newsroom. You'll hear the most interesting voices on the most important issues in the region. There's even a micro-newscast to keep you up to date. When you miss "going local" in your podcast feed, Story of the Day has you covered. 010329
 
The trial of former soccer coach Oral "Nick" Hillary starts September 6 in Canton, New York. Hillary is accused of strangling 12-year-old Garrett Phillips to death nearly five years ago, in a case that's grabbed national headlines. Reporters from NCPR have been following it from the start. They'll be your guide to what's happening in the courtroom each day. 010329
 
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(Dec 3, 2021) A new NPR poll found many working families are having to choose between childcare and working. The pandemic has made the child care crisis worse. A family in Clinton County knows that by experience. Also: A Paul Smith's College nordic combined athlete is competing at the Olympic venue in Beijing, with a chance to make the USA team.…
 
(Dec 2, 2021) Dairy farmers are hurting from the pandemic, high gas prices, and the rollercoaster of milk prices. But they fear a new rule requiring they pay overtime after 40 hours a week could put some farms out of business. Also: Gov. Hochul said she won't impose new mask mandates statewide because she doubts people would comply.…
 
(Dec 1, 2021) Despite all the poverty in the North Country, there are only a few homeless shelters in the region. Samaritan House in Saranac Lake has a track record of getting people jobs and back into their own housing. Also: The state education commissioner ordered a school near Saratoga Springs to drop its "Indians" mascot and logo.…
 
(Nov 30, 2021) The North Country's spiking COVID-19 rates have county leaders scrambling to get more people vaccinated and wearing masks indoors. At Glens Falls' hospital, a wave of unvaccinated COVID patients is filling the facility's ICU unit. Also: New York has created a new job to coordinate the response to all the increased visitor traffic in …
 
(Nov 17, 2021) Three school superintendents say the state has neglected the maintenance of schools in Native American territories. Now, they say it'll cost $60 million dollars just to get them up to date. Also: Gov. Hochul says people in high transmission regions including the North Country should get the COVID-19 booster.…
 
(Nov 16, 2021) The longest-serving U.S. Senator in Congress, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy, announced his retirement at the end of this term. His decision sets in motion a generational shift in Vermont politics. Also: many North Country leaders welcomed the billions of dollars coming for roads, bridges, and broadband in the new infrastructure pack…
 
(Nov 8, 2021) Some breaking news on today's story of the day: The state is closing prisons in Ogdensburg and Essex County, affecting almost 300 jobs. Statewide six prisons are closing as New York's inmate population continues to plummet. Also: a look at why the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington was shut down by the state.…
 
(Nov 5, 2021) NCPR's retired news director used her legacy NCPR email for political purposes. Our Congresswoman, Elise Stefanik, pointed to it as an example of liberal bias. We hired an outside reporter and editor team to report on the controversy. Also: Jefferson County reported ten COVID-19 deaths just this week.…
 
(Nov 4, 2021) Students at Queensbury high school near Glens Falls complained the school wasn’t talking bullying and harassment seriously. School leaders listened, and met with students. Also: Warren and Washington counties join forces to educate the public about the COVID-19 vaccine, as it becomes available for children.…
 
(Nov 3, 2021) Even as the dust is still settling on election 2021, New York's political world is already looking ahead to the Democratic primary for governor next June. Governor Hochul and Attorney General James are already in the race, and more could be on the way. Also: local election results from Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, Tupper Lake, Ogdensbur…
 
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