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7:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on raiding Syria, recent criticism of President Obama, and broad divisions amid turmoil in Ferguson.

Weather
6:54 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

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Sports
6:50 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Sports Report: Saratoga's 145th Travers Race On Saturday

Tomorrow marks the 145th running of the Travers at Saratoga Race Course. The $1.25 million dollar Grade I stakes race for 3-year-olds starts at 5:45 p.m. Bayern is currently the favorite followed by Belmont stakes winner Tonalist.

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New York News
6:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared For Montgomery County Due To Flooding

A state of emergency has been declared for Montgomery County and the Village of Fonda. Director of Emergency Services in Montgomery County Jeffery Smith says State highway 5 between Reservoir road and the Village of Palatine Bridge has been closed due to a rock slide where people were reported stuck. Part of State Highway 10 between State Highway 5 and Groff Road has been washed away. Other roads currently closed are Flat Creek Road, State Highway 162 at the intersection of State Highway 5S, and Monk Road in the Town of Root.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.

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New York News
7:55 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

New York Gets $800M In Bank Of America Settlement

Credit New York State

New York state is getting $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the settlement Thursday. He says the bank has agreed to pay the state $300 million in cash and $500 million in the form of direct relief to consumers.

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Capital Region News
6:50 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Tonko Tours Port Of Albany

Congressman Paul Tonko at the Port of Albany, August 2014
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

One day after the latest crude oil spill at the Port of Albany, New York Congressman Paul Tonko of the 20th district toured the facilities this morning to learn more about products coming through the harbor.

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New England News
6:37 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

New England Governors' Energy Plan On Hold

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) is seeking a delay in a regional energy plan while demand and supply studies are updated

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is calling for more study of a plan to address New England’s energy needs.

A coalition of New England governors, after working more than a year, was going to unveil a plan next month to import more Canadian hydropower and build new natural gas pipelines to be financed by an electricity rate tariff.  But Gov. Patrick has now requested a delay to obtain more data.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

State Shows Support For North Adams River Project

Credit Hoosic River Revival

A recently signed environmental bond bill includes money to help North Adams reclaim an often overlooked river that dissects the city.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

AG Challenger Focuses On Corruption Commission

  The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing TV ads and is making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman’s role in a controversial ethics commission.

Republican candidate for Attorney General John Cahill has made several stops around the state in recent days, focusing on the controversial Moreland Commission.

Cahill says there are unanswered questions about how deeply involved the current Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, was with the commission. The commissions’s actions are now under federal investigation.

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