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  • SPCA repairs estimated at $50K; hoping to reopen Thursday January 22, 2019
    pWATERTOWN — The Jefferson County SPCA is estimating $50,000 in damages following a a href="http://"burst water pipe/a last week./ppHeather L. Spezzano, executive director of the agency, said there is water damage to the floors, walls, paneling and molding — all part of their $30,000 renovation that was finished a mere three weeks ago./ppThe agency’s contractor […]
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  • Unclear who stretched limo involved in deadly Schoharie crash January 22, 2019
    pALBANY — When state Department of Transportation investigator Chad Smith inspected a stretch 2001 Ford Excursion in the months before its destruction in the Oct. 6 Schoharie County crash that killed 20 people, he made a critical discovery./ppThe limo was missing the final manufacturer’s tag required under federal law, a sticker that lists the name […]
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  • Supreme Court rules for Trump’s ban on transgender troops in the military January 22, 2019
    pWASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside nationwide orders from three federal judges and ruled the Defense Department could now enforce President Donald Trump’s policy that effectively bans transgender people from serving in the military./ppThe justices acted on a 5-4 vote, over dissents by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor […]
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  • Amid calls for restraint, Trump slams media over portrayal of confrontation between Catholic students, tribal elder January 22, 2019
    pAfter a weekend marked by bitter recriminations over race and political bias, with the nation transfixed by viral videos depicting a confrontation between a crowd of Catholic schoolboys and a Native American elder, calls went out Monday - the federal holiday celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. - for restraint./ppOn the Twittersphere, a […]
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  • Crash closed part of Route 11 in Canton January 22, 2019
    pCANTON — A two-car motor vehicle crash which occurred around 8:30 this morning closed part of State Route 11 for more than an hour. /ppThe crash involved a light-grey SUV and a dark-grey Ford pickup carrying a sander and a plow. An airbag was deployed in the SUV and non-life threatening injuries were reported at […]
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  • Skepticism grows as NY calls for more PCB cleanup on Hudson River January 22, 2019
    There’s a big fight underway over the future of the Hudson River. Over the last decade, the federal government forced General Electric to spend hundreds of millions of dollars cleaning up tons of toxic PCBs, oily pollution the company dumped in the river. It was seen as a model program, but a growing number of […]
  • Neighbor's warning saves residents from burning house January 22, 2019
    MOREAU, N.Y. (AP) A man who saw smoke coming from a neighbor's house pounded on the door to wake the sleeping residents, who safely escaped the burning home.
  • Fashion as a force: Cornell exhibit explores women's empowerment through clothing January 22, 2019
    "Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline," is an exhibit at Cornell University chronicling the ways women have used fashion throughout history to collectively uplift themselves.
  • North Country at Work: David Seymour on turning the lights back on after the 1998 Ice Storm January 22, 2019
    This month marks 21 years since the 1998 Ice Storm. Anybody who lived through it remembers the thick ice that encased everything, the sound of breaking trees, and the power outages that left whole towns without electricity, some for weeks. David Seymour had a slightly different perspective than most - in 1998 he was working […]
  • New York poised to strengthen abortion rights January 22, 2019
    The New York State legislature is poised to approve a bill to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade into state law. For supporters, including the majority of Senators and Assemblymembers, it's been a long time coming. But for opponents, it's a bitter disappointment.

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