The Buffalo Bills finished their first winning season in 10 years with a 17-9 win over the going-through-the motions New England Patriots yesterday. With the top seed in the AFC playoffs already clinched, the Patriots used quarterback Tom Brady for only the first half and held out tight end Rob Gronkowski and five other starters.
Changes in passenger rail service begin today in western Massachusetts.
The Amtrak Vermonter will be traveling on a new route dubbed the Knowledge Corridor. The twice-daily train will speed along on new state-of-the-art rails at 70-80 mph and make new stops in Northampton, Greenfield, and eventually Holyoke after a new passenger platform is built there. Reenie Clancy of South Deerfield welcomes the new train service.
"Anything that will support better use of our limited resources I support and the train is one of them," said Clancy.
(Airs 12/28 & 12/29) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske. On this week's show they talk about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio's comments about the press in light of the shooting deaths of two police officers, the year in review, and much more.
Three-time National Champion, two-time Olympian and NBCSports commentator Johnny Weir was in Albany last weekend for a meet and greet with skaters and fans at the Empire State Plaza. WAMC's Jessica Bloustein Marshall caught up with him while he was there.
The governors of New York and New Jersey have vetoed legislation intended to clean up the troubled Port Authority.
The bill was designed to right an agency long known for dysfunction and scandals, it would have created an office of inspector general and required annual audits of the agency. It also would have restricted lobbying and created a whistleblower protection program.