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Vermont Governor Phil Scott made additional appointments to his Cybersecurity Advisory Team on Monday.

Facebook: Berkshire Museum

A member of the Berkshire Museum’s Collections Committee has stepped down amid a controversial plan to sell art to fund an expansion and endowment at the Pittsfield, Massachusetts museum. A judge temporarily halted the sale November 10th.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, November 20, 2017.

The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill exempting future members of the Adams, Massachusetts police force from having to take the state’s civil service test. 

 From left to right: Karen Lombardo, Lumberyard Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development; Senator Schumer; Adrienne Willis, Executive and Artistic Director; Cathy Teixeira, General Manager
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Catskill, New York is hoping to become a bigger player in the so-called "creative economy."

Authorities say two explosions and a fire at a cosmetics factory in Orange County have left 20 people injured, including five firefighters caught in the second blast.


   A venerable bus company founded in Springfield, Massachusetts is moving its corporate headquarters to the city’s Union Station, which is rapidly filling with tenants less than a year after it was restored and reopened.

Dr. David Hindson
Nathan Littauer Hospital

Dr. David Hindson of Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY joins Medical Monday today. He specializes in interventional radiology. WAMC's Alan Chartock.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, November 20, 2017.

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Criminal justice reform legislation is making its way through the Massachusetts legislature. 

Local leaders gathered in Troy Sunday to urge federal lawmakers to keep the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit as tax overhaul bills make their way through Congress.

In fewer than three hundred words, Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions.

Khizr Khan's new book is "An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice."


Robbie Robertson’s memoir of the frenetic, fruitful early years of his music career, Testimony, is now out in paperback from Three Rivers Press. It covers in stark detail Robertson’s upbringing on a reservation, his time backing Ronnie Hawkins in the Hawks, and the monumental music he made with Bob Dylan and The Band. And for people in our region who have made the requisite pilgrimage to Big Pink in Saugerties, it’s a treat to read about the impact the Catskills had on The Band and vice versa.

What does health care have to do with tax cuts?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Representative Peter Welch speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of - and fosters collaboration between - not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we speak with Rev. Donna Elia, Executive Director of Troy Area United Ministries about their many programs including the Furniture Program, Troy Damien Center, Computers for Kids, Rev. DR. Martin Luther King Events and Scholarships, Campus Ministry at Sage, Holiday Adopt a Family and CROP Hunger Walk.

Spirit of Springfield

   Two seasonal traditions that are sandwiched around Thanksgiving return this week to Springfield, Massachusetts. 

11/20/17 Panel

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

Today's panelists are: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Alabama senate race, sexual harassment claims made against a former Cuomo aide, and comments from Kirsten Gillibrand about the history of sexual harassment in the Democratic party.


— Henrik Lundqvist posted his second shutout of the season and 63rd of his career by stopping 20 shots in the Rangers' 3-0 verdict over the Senators. Mats Zuccarello set up third-period goals by Michael Grabner and Mika Zibanejad after Kevin Hayes opened the scoring 4:46 into the second.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the Daily News about a sexual harassment accusation surrounding Gov. Cuomo's administration, and controversy with the NYC Housing Authority.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Mostly cloudy, windy and cold today with scattered snow showers.  Highs near 40.

Partly cloudy tonight. Lows in the upper 20s.

Sunshine mixing with clouds tomorrow.  Breezy and milder.  Highs in the mid 50s.

(Airs 11/19 & 11/20/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Cailin Brown, Chair of the Department of Communication at the College of St. Rose. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Rex and Cailin talk about a listener letter scolding the panel for their answers to a listener question last week about whether the media should report the shooter’s identity in mass shootings, creating diversity in the newsroom, minimizing harm, and much more.

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Vermont's Castleton University is getting a $1 million grant to help students pursue doctoral degrees.

A growing number of Massachusetts communities are opting to leave their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses.

A New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it, allegations the governor's office denies.

David Nightingale: November '17

Nov 19, 2017

October changed into November. The leaf peepers came to the mountains, took photos, and left. I'm not sure if they saw the peak of colors they wanted, for many roadside trees still have leaves -- brown and orange. Despite low temperatures, nature still shows bright red bushes and full green trees.

A scene from the Bright Nights at Forest Park light display
Spirit of Springfield

The largest holiday light show in New England will shine again this year in the largest park in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

NYS Senator Starts Petition Against GOP Tax Plan

Nov 18, 2017
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A Republican New York state senator from the Hudson Valley has launched a petition urging congressional leaders to steer clear of GOP tax reform that will negatively impact area residents and result in double taxation.

Ralph Gardner Jr: A Visit From Dr. Soot 'N Cinder

Nov 18, 2017
Doctors Soot N’Cinder. Bob Balfoort (left) and Kurt Straub
Ralph Gardner, Jr.

Consider kindling – you know the stuff you start fires with – and its ability to sow marital discord?

What promoted me to do so was last week’s hard frost and a visit from our friendly, local chimney sweep – Dr. Soot N’ Cinder.

U.S. Capitol Building
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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a tax overhaul plan that some state leaders say will harm New York. Eyes are now on the Senate, where a vote is expected after Thanksgiving.