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WAMC News
7:52 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the WAMC Locked Box, a new transmitter for the station - 92.9 FM in Scotia, and the next Assembly Speaker for NY.

Hudson Valley News
7:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

NYS Senate Passes Bill Concerning Sex Offenders

A bill requiring sex offenders to register multiple residences has passed the New York state Senate. The bill’s sponsor is from the Hudson Valley.

Republican state Senator John Bonacic says current law requires sex offenders to register their primary residences.

“Many of these sexual predators have been living not at their primary, but at their so-called secondary [residence], unbeknownst to the neighborhood, unbeknownst to schools, unbeknownst to child care centers,” says Bonacic. “So we’re plugging that loophole.”

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Weather
6:57 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Increasing clouds today.  Chance of snow by the end of the day in the Mohawk Valley and Western Catskills.  Highs in the upper 20's.

Snow tonight.  Lows in the 20's.

Snow tomorrow morning. Windy and turning colder with snow showers in the afternoon.  Early highs in the upper 20's with the temperature falling in the afternoon.

**Most places between 2-4 inches of snow with localized areas as much as 5 or 6 mainly across the higher terrain.

Sports
6:07 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Sports Report: Knicks Top Oklahoma City 100-92

NBA:

In the NBA, New York beat Oklahoma City 100-92, Minnesota topped Boston 110-98, Atlanta bested Brooklyn 113-102, Houston won against Dallas 99-94, Toronto defeated Sacramento 119-102, the Clippers beat Utah 94-89, Phoenix trumped Washington 106-98, Cleveland bested Portland 99-94, San Antonio topped Charlotte 95-86, and it was Philadelphia over Detroit 89-69.

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New England News
5:53 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Big E Still One Of The Biggest Fairs In North America

For the second year in a row the annual western Massachusetts fair known as the Big E ranked as the fifth largest fair in North America.

    The 2014 Big E drew a total of just under 1.5 million people during its 17-day run. A single-day attendance record was set on the middle Saturday of the fair when 170,000 people passed through the fairground gates in West Springfield. Big E President Eugene Cassidy said he was thrilled the fair had maintained its place as the fifth largest in North America.

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New England News
11:10 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Vermont Wildlife Management Areas Expanded In Addison County

The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says two wildlife management areas in Addison County have been expanded.

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New England News
9:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Council Approves $13 Million State Contract With Fairpoint

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FairPoint Communications has agreed to hold public meetings around New Hampshire to discuss its service levels as part of a $13 million contract to provide Internet and telecommunications services for the state.

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New York News
7:45 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

USDA Revises Maple Syrup Grading With Descriptive Terms

Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising the grading standards for maple syrup to match international standards so that consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Regional Governors Testify On Transportation Issues

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Among the key bills the new Congress will consider is transportation and infrastructure funding. It will also review the Highway Trust Fund, due to become insolvent at the end of May.  Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was among governors testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works today about state-level transportation funding concerns.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Adirondack Flames Hockey Team May Be Leaving Glens Falls After One Season

The Adirondack Flames were welcomed to the city last May.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

It could be one and done for the new hockey team in Glens Falls. The future of the Adirondack Flames is in question, as a pending deal with the American Hockey League could move the club to the West Coast after only one season at the Civic Center.

Glens Falls is used to saying goodbye to hockey teams by now, but it was only eight months ago that officials announced the Adirondack Flames would bring American League Hockey back to the Civic Center…

“Welcome to the three-peat AHL city, Glens Falls, New York!”

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