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NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Sunday: January 21, 2017.

The Times Union Center announced Sunday that Friday’s Gala Celebration with singer-songwriters James Taylor and John Legend has been canceled.

Plans have been drawn up to convert a vacant mill in downtown Chicopee, Massachusetts into an apartment building. 

For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.

This week, he faces trial in New York City on federal charges that he used that relationship to collect a fortune in bribes from two companies doing business with the state.

Strange Universe: 01/21/17

Jan 21, 2018

This week, Bob Berman discusses the super blue blood moon.

Angel Baker on surveillance camera
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A 17-year-old Vermonter is facing bank robbery charges after her mother called police after spotting her daughter's picture on social media.

Scenic Hudson, OSI Donate Land In Putnam County

Jan 20, 2018
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Two nonprofit groups that work toward land preservation have donated acreage in Putnam County, New York, for a new park.

Ralph Gardner Jr: Her Gift

Jan 20, 2018
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Ralph Gardner, Jr

On New Year’s Eve I was looking forward to presenting Bruce Shenker, a friend since college, with a special gift.

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Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle has served his position for the past eight years.

Paul Caiano
WNYT

NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the regional midday weather summary for Saturday: January 20, 2017.

Award-Winning Filmmaker Will Teach At Bard College

Jan 20, 2018

An acclaimed filmmaker has been appointed as visiting artist in residence at a college in the Hudson Valley.

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As MGM gets ready for the September opening of the Springfield casino, a series of information sessions start this weekend on the training required to get hired as a dealer.

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Vermont State Police

A Vermont woman initially ruled incompetent to stand trial on charges of wounding her firearms instructor almost three years ago is now headed to trial.

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New York Representative John Faso, Republican:

The government shutdown was completely avoidable and absolutely unnecessary. It’s extremely disappointing that Senate Democrats have shut down the government, blocking military pay and a full extension of the CHIP program, over a non-budgetary issue.

A Vermont-based religious order is among several Roman Catholic groups that agreed to a $900,000 settlement in an alleged priest sex-abuse case in Connecticut dating to the late 1970s and early 1980s.

(Airs 1/19/18 @ 10 p.m.) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo releases his executive budget seeking to close an over 4 billion dollar budget gap, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the Governor’s payroll tax proposal, and The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a plan to redevelop the former Frontier Town.

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The executive director of the Vermont Republican Party has stepped down from his position.

USA Luge team 2018
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The USA Luge team is competing in World Cup races across the globe.  During a stop this week in Norway, several members held a conference call to discuss their preparations for February’s Winter Olympics.

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It’s a tradition in Lake George, New York to end long summer days with fireworks. Every Thursday night and on the Fourth of July, the Village of Lake George puts on a show that keeps visitors coming into town long after sunset. But, as WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, those shows can get expensive…

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Lawmakers in New York and Connecticut are pushing to ban the sale and possession of  “bump stocks,” devices that convert semiautomatic weapons into automatic firearms. 

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Two new city council committees have been created to look at quality of life issues in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

Women's Marches 2018 To Span The Globe

Jan 19, 2018

Women’s marches are taking place around the world this weekend. They follow ones held last year at this time, but have some new focuses. Here's a look at a few taking place in our region.

     Forget the threat of a federal government shutdown, the only thing on the minds of a lot of New Englanders Friday is whether star quarterback Tom Brady will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. 

The former building manager of a multi-family structure across from Schenectady City Hall that burned three years ago has pleaded guilty to four counts of criminally negligent homicide.

The Daily Gazette reports 39-year-old Jason Sacks of Scotia faces 1 to 3 years in state prison at sentencing in March.

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Craig Gravina of the Albany Ale Project, Johnny Curtain from The Albany Distilling Company, Scott Veltman from C.H. Evans Brewing Company at the Albany Pump Station and Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery join Food Friday. They are here to discuss the Capital Region's beer and spirits history and ways they are celebrating it. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

A brewery in Saratoga Springs abruptly shut its doors recently. With no clear answers in sight, what happens next? WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports.

Troy Deputy Mayor Monica Kurzejeski, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy at the TU Center (January 2018)
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Later this month, ice hockey rivals will meet at the Capital Region’s biggest venue for the sixth annual Mayor's Cup. This year women's teams will also take part.

John Cariani in "The Band's Visit"
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The new musical, "The Band’s Visit," is currently running at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. Based on the film of the same name, "The Band’s Visit" features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Itamar Moses, and is directed by David Cromer. The New York Times called the show “One of the most ravishing musicals you will ever be seduced by.”

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra is traveling from Egypt to play a concert in Petah Tikva, Israel but after language confusion at the border end up in Beit Hatikva - a small city where civic pride is low.

Without a means of transportation out of town until the morning, the band is begrudgingly taken in by the locals.

John Cariani plays Itzik, one of the citizens of Beit Hatikva and he joins us. Cariani’s previous Broadway credits include “Something Rotten!” and the 2004 revival of “Fiddler on the Roof.” He’s also performed at nearly all of the regional theatres in our area you can think of and as a playwright is responsible for the praised and oft-produced plays, “Almost, Maine;” “Last Gas;” “Love/Sick;” and “cul-de-sac.”

This morning we learn about the new exhibit at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. "Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau" is on display through March 18th.

"Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau" examines how Mucha exploited the advertising poster to create a new movement in art. His work helped shape the aesthetics of French art at the turn of the twentieth century and formed the cornerstone of the international Art Nouveau movement.

Jonathan Canning, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming, joins us.

A. J. Finn has written for numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and the Times Literary Supplement. Finn’s debut novel, "The Woman in the Window," has been sold in thirty-eight territories worldwide and is in development as a major motion picture from Fox.

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, "The Woman in the Window," Anna Fox lives alone, a recluse in her New York City home, unable to venture outside. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times ... and spying on her neighbors.

Then the Russells move into the house across the way: a father, a mother, their teenage son. The perfect family. But when Anna, gazing out her window one night, sees something she shouldn’t, her world begins to crumble - and its shocking secrets are laid bare. What is real? What is imagined? Who is in danger? Who is in control? In this diabolically gripping thriller, no one and nothing is what it seems.

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