old water pipes in Burlington
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Communities across the country are grappling with aging infrastructure and limited funding to repair or replace critical water, road and utility lines. In the first part of our seven-day series on infrastructure, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at how two communities are working to upgrade antiquated water systems.

Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Monday, December 11, 2017.

It is an absolute Christmas Classic. And at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield – it is tradition.

It is the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits.

New York Times Cooking Columnist David Tanis is an acclaimed chef and writer known for his simple yet revelatory approach to cooking. As Oblong Books describes his new book, Market Cooking, "A masterwork of recipes, approach, technique, and philosophy, David Tanis Market Cooking is as inspiring as it is essential." 

The tax overhaul plan is being trumpeted by Republicans.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney.

Berkshire Bach celebrates Bach at New Year’s with Berkshire Bach Ensemble Director and Soloist, Eugene Drucker, Founder of the Emerson String Quartet, and a program of Bach, Purcell and Mozart.

12/11/17 Panel

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

Joining us for the discussion: WAMC’s Alan Chartock and Communications Consultant Theresa Bourgeois and Albany Country District Attorney David Soares.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Alabama senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, Trump's popularity in regards to the economy, and continuing pressure from the Russia investigation.

Former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.

Morris and Trammell were chosen Sunday by a 16-man panel that considered candidates from the sport's modern era.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about New York GOP deciding who to run against Gov. Cuomo in 2018, a halt on the millionaires tax push, and a deal to reunite New York Senate Democrats.

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 and breezy today.  Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

Cloudy with light snow moving in from west to east, mainly after Midnight. 1-2 inches in most places by sunrise. Lows in the lower to mid 20s.

(Airs 12/10 & 12/11/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week’s Media Project, Alan, Ira and Judy talk about the a listener letter on whether sex sells in journalism, is the White House Holiday Party for journalists ethical, a new Pew study on trust in the press, and more.

David Nightingale: Elihu Thomson (3/29/1853 - 1937)

Dec 10, 2017
Elihu Thompson, circa 1880
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From time to time, in the history of science, especially when reading about giants like Edison, one comes across the name Elihu Thomson, and, if one passes through Swampscott, MA, there's a brick Georgian Revival national historic building that was his home for 40 years.

Paul Caiano

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Sunday December 10, 2017.

Strange Universe: 12/10/17

Dec 10, 2017

This week Bob discusses ICBM's and nuclear weapons.

Police will be watching Albany High Monday after a melee forced the district to close the school Friday.

A mental health worker faces felony and misdemeanor sexual misconduct charges after he was  accused of sexually abusing a patient in Saratoga County.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

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A new fight is simmering over General Electric's legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Friday night kicked off their holiday season with the Orchestra of St. Luke's performing Bach's Brandenburg concertos at the Bethesda Congregational Church in Saratoga Springs.

Ralph Gardner Jr: A Winter Memory

Dec 9, 2017

With snow in the forecast, at least somewhere, and ski resorts already making snow (they’re making snow already, right?) I think back fondly to the family responsible for making me the proud intermediate skier I am today.

The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media.

The daily newspaper founded in 1846 announced Friday it filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Delaware. Publisher Patrick Purcell didn't disclose the sale price but said the purchase is subject to court approval.

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Albany police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at Levels Banquet Hall on North Pearl Street around 2:45 a.m.

National Weather Service

The region is expected to see some significant snowfalls this weekend.

The National Weather Service has announced Winter Weather Advisories for areas south and east of the Capital Region through Sunday morning.

The lower Hudson Valley could see four to six inches of snow. Central Massachusetts, and parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Long Island may see up to 8 inches of snow.

With the Federal Communications Commission set to vote next week on its proposed repeal of net neutrality rules, a New York congressman has introduced a bill to block such a rollback.

A reported suspicious device discovered on the side of an Albany County road was found to be a replica explosive.

Thomas Cole's desk in the Old Studio at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, NY
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill is seeking entries for its essay contest.

(Airs 12/8/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo and the legislature face a structural deficit of more than 4 billion dollars, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Governor Cuomo saying the GOP tax cut plan is a political attack on NY and other blue states, and the state comptroller heads to Dutchess County to promote a new savings plan for individuals with disabilities.

Reports: FBI Probing Cuomo Hiring Practices

Dec 8, 2017
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

According to published reports, some of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hiring practices are the subject of an FBI investigation.

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has wrapped up another tour of New York's 62 counties with a call for greater federal help for the state's craft beer industry.