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Goshen Planning Board Approves Legoland NY Site Plan

A town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland New York theme park in Orange County, completing a 17-month review of the project.

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California Wildfires Leave Seasonal Agricultural Workers In Limbo

For more than a week, Marisol Paniagua has been living at an evacuation center. She had been scheduled to pick grapes at a vineyard near the city of Santa Rosa, Calif. But that work was canceled because of the wildfires ravaging Northern California. "It's very difficult right now because we just have a little bit of gas left in our car. That's how we are still able to drive around," said Paniagua, 37. "But the fact is, we have nothing." The wildfires in Northern California have already done...

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Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, October 20, 2017.

Goshen Planning Board Approves Legoland NY Site Plan

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A town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland New York theme park in Orange County, completing a 17-month review of the project.

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The opioid crisis has required involvement from educators, parents, law enforcement and young people, with addiction touching people from all walks of life. And now, many religious congregations find themselves responding in Berkshire County.  Clergy are being trained on how to use Naloxone.

Karen DeWitt

Advocates for the Forever Wild forest preserves in New York’s Adirondack and Catskill mountains, are trying to spread the word about two ballot propositions in the November elections. They are for one of the proposals, but against another. 

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     A church in Amherst has become the first in western Massachusetts to shelter someone facing imminent deportation.

Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, almost 80 percent of the territory is still without power. While nobody expected a quick restoration of Puerto Rico's badly outdated power grid, officials have estimated that it could take at least six months.

Troy City Council President Carmella Mantello
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The City Council President helps balance the power of government in Troy, New York. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas sat down this week with the two candidates running for that office in November’s election. Yesterday we met Democratic challenger Gary Pavlic. Today, we hear from incumbent Republican Council President Carmella Mantello.

Sandra Boynton's latest release, Hog Wild!: A Frenzy of Dance Music, features eleven all-out musical tracks in an array of dance styles performed by Scott Bakula, Kristen Bell, Darcy Boynton, Raúl Esparza and Madeleine Lodge, Falls Mountain Cowboys and Caitlin McEwan, Five For Fighting, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Lanegan, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Wilson, Laura Linney and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Boynton joins us to talk about writing the songs, getting the talent, and how it all fits in with her other work.

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