Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

(5/27/15) Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers his WAMC Regional Forecast.

(5/27/15) Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick talks with WAMC's David Guistina about a moderate drought in the region and its effect on farmers.

(5/27/15) Dr. Alan Chartock shares his morning commentary.

  A man who was a friend of the Hudson River, environmental advocate Jim Simpson has died.

Today's Sports News

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In NBA playoff action The Cleveland Cavaliers thrashed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 and are in the NBA Finals for the first time in eight years after completing a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals.

Houston is at Atlanta tonight at 9 on ESPN for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.


To the NHL where The New York Rangers have forced another Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs by thumping the Lightning 7-3 at Tampa to stretch the Eastern Conference finals to the limit. Game 7 is Friday night in New York.

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The Westchester County executive says he will expand training for the county's police departments and victim advocates as part of a battle against sexual violence on campuses.  Rob Astorino made the announcement Tuesday as part of a proposal to revamp a bill pending before the state Legislature.

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Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi submitted a $145 million budget proposal for fiscal 2016 to the city council Tuesday night. The spending plan is up nearly three percent from the previous one.

Senator Charles Schumer is working to counter what he calls the growing trend of child identity theft. The New York Democrat is proposing legislation that would protect kids until they turn 18.


In his first year on the job Springfield, Massachusetts Police Commissioner John Barbieri said he has made progress toward making the police department more efficient and effective.  He plans to introduce more innovation into stopping crime in the state’s third-largest city.   

Cuomo Lagging In Latest Siena Poll

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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.