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New York News
12:59 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Schools Gear Up For Early College And Technology Program

Bombardier manufacturing in Plattsburgh
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Last August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an educational initiative to fast track high school students into career pathways. Participating schools will launch the program this fall.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Political Shifts In Quebec Election Campaign

Quebec Flag
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On March 5th, Quebec’s Premier called a provincial election to take place April 7th. Pauline Marois, leader of the Parti Québécois, and her advisors were making a calculated move to convert the minority government to a majority in the Quebec National Assembly. But their campaign is stumbling. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports what happens in Quebec has implications for northern New York.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Group Encouraging Parents To Refuse Common Core Testing

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Members of the North Country Alliance for Public Education want parents to refuse to allow their children to take the upcoming Common Core tests in New York State.

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North Country News
8:37 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Remains Are Missing St. Lawerence County Couple

State police say bodies dug up behind a mobile home in northern New York have been identified as a missing couple in their 80s.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Resolutions To Bar Fracking And Associated Waste Materials Considered

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Clinton County legislators and councilors in the city of Plattsburgh are poised to limit hydraulic fracturing, the divisive gas drilling process, and associated materials in the area.

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North Country News
8:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

VT Transportation Authority To Meet With Union

The Chittenden County Transportation Authority in Vermont says it will attend a mediated meeting this weekend with the bus drivers' union in hopes of ending a strike.

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New England News
11:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Weather Service Warns of Floods in VT And NY

Spring flooding 2011 Clinton County NY
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The National Weather Service is warning of an increased threat of spring flooding in Vermont because of the continued cold temperatures that has kept the deep snow from melting.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Demolition Begins On Irene Flooded Homes

Irene damage in Ausable Forks NY
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More than two and a half years after Tropical Storm Irene raged through the region, homes that were made unliveable are finally being demolished.

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New York News
11:30 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

NY College Student Dies Snowboarding At Whiteface

Whiteface and Esther Mountains seen from Jay Ridge
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Authorities say a 22-year-old college student from western New York has died in a snowboarding accident at an Adirondack ski area.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Forum Updates Public On Common Core

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education held a forum on the progress of implementation of New York’s Common Core education standards last night. The meeting was intended to update the public about emerging information on the standardized test controversy.

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