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The New York Department of Health today named the five companies granted licenses to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana across the state. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, several have strong ties to our region.

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New York's Senior U.S. Senator is raising concern about threats to upstate power grids, bank databases and telecommunications network systems.

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, July 31, 2015.

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  Today we’re going to explore the world of hard ciders with three regional distillers. From the tart and tangy, to the sweet and crisp, this refreshing effervescent beverage is the perfect way to whet your whistle on a hot summer’s day. Jason Grizzanti is co-owner and Master Distiller of Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery located in Warwick, NY. Casey Vitti is co-founder and cellar master at Awestruck Ciders in Walton, NY.


A rally is scheduled for tonight in Schenectady’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood after the latest fatal shooting there.

Rogovoy Report for July 31, 2015

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It’s a weekend full of new music, old music, folk music, country music, Broadway, opera, and more in our region. Here are just a few highlights.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, July 31, 2015.

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A young entrepreneur hopes to transform a vacant amusement park in the Southern Adirondacks into a performing arts destination —   but he faces a testy political climate.

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On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $4 billion dollar redesign of LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The new airport will eliminate the six current terminal buildings.  There will instead be one terminal with  expanded transportation and rail access, more taxiway space, state-of-the-art passenger amenities, and it will be built to withstand extreme weather events.  The comprehensive plan was based on recommendations from a seven member Airport Advisory Panel.  Among the group: Clarkson University President Tony Collins.  He explains to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley how he and the college in far northern New York became involved in redesigning the airport in New York City.

The New York State Health Department has announced the winners of five medical marijuana licenses, winnowing a field of more than 40 applicants. Empire State Health Solutions will manufacture the drug in Fulton County and distribute in Albany and Westchester Counties. Etain will manufacture in Warren County and distribute in Albany, Ulster, Westchester and Onondaga Counties.  Other licensed applicants include PharmaCann, Columbia Care, which will distribute in Clinton County, and Bloomfield Industries.