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Judge Issues Verdict In Pipeline Protest Case

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Erik McGregor

A judge has found a group of Westchester County activists guilty of disorderly conduct for blocking the site of a pipeline project under construction.

(Airs 12/2/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo pressures lawmakers to return for a special session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Preet Bhararra remaining in his seat as U.S. Attorney from Manhattan during a Trump Administration, and a Poughkeepsie-based environmental group calls on the U.S. Coast Guard to halt the rulemaking process of a controversial proposal for anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quiz about famous mayors.

Rutland, VT
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The Obama administration has screened and admitted more than 12,000 Syrian refugees, and thousands more are due to arrive in the coming year. In what has been a controversial plan, the city of Rutland, Vermont is preparing to receive 100 refugees beginning early next year.  The group that coordinates resettlement of the refugees in Vermont is opening an office in the city and is seeking staff ahead of the refugees’ expected arrival.

Report Shows Working Poor Labor Force Is Growing In NY

13 hours ago
Courtesy of United Way

A new report shows New York’s working poor labor force is growing. Throughout the state, the population is nearing 50 percent and struggling to make ends meet and afford basic necessities. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne takes a closer look at the report, meant to be a call to action.

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Several structures in downtown Saratoga Springs were impacted by a fire in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

14 hours ago

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, December 2, 2016.

The American flag was raised at Hampshire College this morning, two weeks after the removal of the Stars and Stripes drew national attention, sharp criticism and protests outside the campus of the small liberal arts school in Amherst.

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Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy join us in the studio to talk about the culinary traditions associated with Christmas Eve and Italian food.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

17 hours ago
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
WNYT

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Friday, December 2, 2016.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation that would create an Autism Action Plan. The plan intends to identify the most effective ways to support New Yorkers living with the fastest-growing developmental disability in the country.

In Some Writer! Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. The book is an authorized tribute and is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White.

Melissa Sweet is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of many fine children's books including Balloons Over Broadway, a Sibert winner, and The Right Word and A River of Words, both Caldecott Honors.

Plattsburgh mayor-elect Colin Read
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In November, incumbent Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon was defeated in his re-election bid by Democrat Colin Read.  Calnon did not formally concede until absentee ballots were counted on November 21st.  The final result determined that Read had actually increased his lead by 84 votes, solidifying his win.  Mayor-elect Read tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that was a surprise, and he’s now deeply involved in transitioning the administration.

John Simpson is the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, where he helped take the dictionary online.

His new book, The Word Detective: Searching for the Meaning of It All at the Oxford English Dictionary, is an intensely personal memoir and a joyful celebration of English, he weaves a story of how words come into being (and sometimes disappear), how culture shapes the language we use, and how technology has transformed not only the way we speak and write but also how words are made.

The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu:  And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts introduces readers to a mild mannered historian and librarian from Timbuktu, who morphed into one of the world’s greatest smugglers and pulled off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven. Joshua Hammer was Bureau Chief for Newsweek and correspondent at large on five continents. He is now a contributing editor to the Smithsonian and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Award-winning author and journalist Marc Wortman will discuss his new book 1941: Fighting the Shadow War tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Boardman Road Branch Library of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the US entered World War II on December 8, 1941 in retaliation for the bombing of Pearl Harbor. However, historian Marc Wortman reveals the ways in which America played an increasingly significant and clandestine role in the war in the months and years prior to officially joining the battle.

Hampshire College

The American flag was raised at Hampshire College this morning, two weeks after the removal of the Stars and Stripes drew national attention, sharp criticism and protests outside the campus of the small liberal arts school in Amherst. 

12/2/16 Panel

21 hours ago

The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Director of the Journalism Program at the University at Albany Rosemary Armao, Author and Activist Barbara Smith.

WANC, 103.9 FM, Ticonderoga, NY Off Air

21 hours ago

WANC, 103.9 FM, Ticonderoga, NY Will be off the air for most of the day for tower climbers to finish work.

The American flag has been restored at Hampshire College.
Hampshire College

The Massachusetts college that drew nationwide criticism when it stopped flying the U.S. flag on campus following the presidential election says Old Glory is back up. 

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's pick for Defense Secretary and the campaign surrogates for Clinton and Trump in a post-election discussion.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

23 hours ago
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few passing rain and snow showers today.  High in the mid 40's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few passing rain and snow showers tonight.  Low in the lower 30's.

Mostly cloudy and breezy with a few passing rain and snow showers tomorrow.  High in the lower 40's.

Joe McKnight
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NFL:

Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist outside New Orleans. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.

Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont
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The group that works to resettle refugees in Vermont is opening an office in Rutland and is looking to hire staff ahead of the expected arrival of up to 100 mostly Syrian refugees.

Engineer In Fatal Derailment Sues Metro-North

Dec 1, 2016
Barry Solow

An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City three years ago has sued the railroad.

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The state of Vermont has finalized rules governing how many opioid painkillers medical professionals can prescribe.

Representatives Mitzi Johnson (left) and Linda Myers
Vermont House

The majority Democrats in the Vermont House are expected to choose their nominee for Speaker this weekend while Republicans picked their nominee on Wednesday.  The selections mean the chamber will choose its third female speaker in the body’s history.

New York state Senate Democrats now have 32 votes in the chamber, which under normal circumstances would mean they hold the majority in the Senate. But it’s more complicated than that.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Governor Cuomo spent the early part of this week in a marathon bill signing, and vetoing, session.  The governor rejected an unusually high number of bills, and some supporters of the vetoed measures aren’t pleased.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Dec 1, 2016

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, December 1, 2016.

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