New England News
4:32 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Details Announced For Springfield Restaurant Week

Posters announcing Springfield Restaurant Week were displayed at a City Hall news conference to announce details of the event.
Credit WAMC

Restaurant Week, which is a fixture on the cultural calendars in many cities, will debut this week in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

The first Springfield Restaurant Week will feature 18 participating eateries charging the fixed price of $20.15 per person for a 2-3 course dinner meal.  It is being held April 23-May 2.

" We want to show people that Springfield is happening, " said Morgan Drewniany, assistant director of the Springfield Business Improvement District, which is administering and publicizing the event.

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3:50 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

North Country News
3:12 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Saranac Lake Woman Gets 20 Years To Life For Murdering Boyfriend

A 30-year-old woman has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for killing her 65-year-old ex-boyfriend in a Saranac Lake apartment building.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

The Book Show #1396 - Ivan Doig - In Memoriam

    Often called the dean of writers about the American West, Ivan Doig is the author of such national bestsellers as The Whistling Season and The Bartender's Tale.

In his latest novel, Sweet Thunder, he reprises his beloved character, Morrie Morgan, to take on the power of the press in an era of intense corporate greed and social unrest.

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New York News
2:18 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Pataki Weighs In On Clinton Campaign, Cuomo Cuba Trip, Ethics

Credit Courtesy of Christopher Peterson

Former three-term New York Governor George Pataki, a Republican who is considering a run for president, spoke with reporters including WAMC's Pat Bradley at a conference in Essex Tuesday afternoon. Here are some highlights:

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Hudson Valley News
2:01 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Former Spring Valley Mayor Is Convicted Of Taking Bribes

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The former mayor of a Rockland County village Monday was convicted of accepting cash and other bribes from an FBI operative posing as a crooked developer.

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12:51 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Kowal Gets Another Term As UUP Head

Fred Kowal
Credit UUP

Fred Kowal has been reelected unanimously to a second term as president of United University Professions, the union says. The voting took place among representatives to the union of college professionals' Spring Delegate Assembly. Kowal is an occasional WAMC commentator. 

Arts & Culture
12:47 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Bob Goepfert Reviews "Triple Play" At The Albany Institute

Triple Play at the Albany Institute of History and Art
Credit Michelle Checchi

It’s spring and once again Major league baseball is stating its claim as “the National Pastime.”

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12:40 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

Capital Region News
12:37 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

After Blockage, Normans Kill Creek Flows Again

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan (at podium), Bethlehem Supervisor John Clarkson, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A potential flooding disaster averted, Albany city and county officials continue to monitor the situation where the Normans Kill creek flows between two golf courses.

A hillside close to the Normanside Country Club in Bethelehem collapsed somewhere between 8 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday, blocking a significant length of the creek that separates the Normanskill Country Club from Capital Hills Golf Course on the Albany side.

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