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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Congressional Corner With Elise Stefanik

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  New York’s border with Canada is a major issue for the 21st Congressional district.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Republican candidate Elise Stefanik tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock retiring Congressman Bill Owens deserves credit for his attention to border issues.

Hudson Valley News
10:41 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Orange County Exec Forecasts Another Bond Rating Downgrade

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A Hudson Valley county could be facing another downgrading of its bond rating.

Moody’s Investors Service in March downgraded Orange County’s bond rating two notches - to Aa2 from Aaa. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus believes another downgrade is imminent.

“I think we’re going to get downgraded on Monday, just a lot of negative stuff coming back, and rightfully so," says Neuhaus.

He says he met with Moody’s officials recently. Neuhaus says continued economic development will help as would landing one of the six casinos proposed for Orange County.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 22, 2014

The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires - Call For Submissions

Gina Hyams at Tanglewood

    Author and Berkshire resident, Gina Hyams is creating a gift book titled The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires. She envisions the project as a collective love letter to the quintessential Berkshire summer experience of picnicking on the Lawn and she is asking the public to submit their personal snapshots of Tanglewood picnics, along with favorite Tanglewood picnic recipes and tips from all eras of the festival’s eight-decade history.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

8/22/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and College of St. Rose Communications Professor, Mary Alice Molgard.

Topics include:
ISIS
Ferguson
Bank of America settlement

New England News
8:53 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Connecticut Sells Historic Litchfield County Jail

Litchfield County Jail circa 1907
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The state of Connecticut has sold the historic former Litchfield County jail to a real estate investor for $130,000.

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WAMC News
7:33 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on raiding Syria, recent criticism of President Obama, and broad divisions amid turmoil in Ferguson.

Weather
6:54 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

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Sports
6:50 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Sports Report: Saratoga's 145th Travers Race On Saturday

Tomorrow marks the 145th running of the Travers at Saratoga Race Course. The $1.25 million dollar Grade I stakes race for 3-year-olds starts at 5:45 p.m. Bayern is currently the favorite followed by Belmont stakes winner Tonalist.

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New York News
6:30 am
Fri August 22, 2014

State Of Emergency Declared For Montgomery County Due To Flooding

Flooding caused by heavy rains has shut down some roads in the Mohawk Valley and forced the closure of a 65-mile stretch of the Erie Canal.

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Hudson Valley News
8:05 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

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Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.

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