New England News
4:28 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Appointment Of New Police Chief Ends Two-year Saga

Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb addresses an audience of about 100 people who attended his swearing-in at Chicopee City Hall. Looking on are Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos, Jebb's wife JoAnne and daughter Kamryn
Credit WAMC

A new police chief was sworn into office Thursday in Chicopee, Massachusetts ending a two-year controversy over who should be the city’s top cop.

   Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos appointed William Jebb police chief.  Jebb is a 27-year veteran of the Chicopee Police Department.

    " Public safety is paramount. I am going to work diligently to put my best efforts forward. I know the men and women of the Chicopee Police are up to the challenge," said Jebb.

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3:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Hudson Valley News
2:44 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Bard SummerScape Presents World Premiere of Love in the Wars

Credit Courtesy of Bard SummerScape. Love in the Wars

Bard SummerScape is under way, and the performing arts festival will feature the world premiere of a play opening this weekend. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the play’s curator and lead actress.

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Vox Pop
1:22 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Vox Pop : Birding with Rich Guthrie : 7/10/14

Today on Vox Pop, bird expert Rich Guthrie answering your avian inquiries.WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

New England News
12:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Local Media Question Pittsfield's Press Protocol

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

City government in Pittsfield is now operating under a new media protocol that has raised transparency concerns among some.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George

Black Swallow-wort
Credit Lake George Association

Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations. 

Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.

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Arts & Culture
11:48 am
Thu July 10, 2014

"The Measure Of All Things" Live Doc Presentation At MASS MoCA

    Sam Green is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker.

For his most recent film, The Measure of All Things, he was inspired by our collective fascination with The Guinness Book of World Records and traveled across the world to gather footage of record-holding (and nearly record-holding) people and places. The result is a fascinating “live documentary” film and performance featuring video, Green’s live narration and an original live score composed and performed by indie-classical chamber ensemble yMusic.

This special live-documentary experience will be presented at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA this Saturday at 8:30pm.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Dafnis Prieto Si O Si Quartet At PS21 in Chatham

  Cuban-American drummer, composer, and bandleader Dafnis Prieto and his globally inspired Si o Si Quartet will perform their mix of Afro-Cuban jazz at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century on Saturday at 8pm.

Prieto will give an one-hour talk/demonstration on Saturday from 1 to 2pm at the Tracy Memorial Village Hall in Chatham as part of the village’s Summerfest event.

Classically trained in Cuba, his revolutionary drumming techniques has had a powerful impact on the Latin and jazz music scene, locally and internationally. He is a recipient of various awards, including the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Saratoga Shakespeare Company Presents "Macbeth" 7/15-27

  Shakespeare’s Macbeth is considered one of the greatest tragedies ever written, overflowing with murder, madness and evil spirits, as it explores the dark side of ambition, greed, and guilt. Macbeth is the play most requested by summer audiences at Saratoga Shakespeare Company.

Saratoga Shakespeare’s production of Macbeth will run in Congress Park July 15th-27th. Joining to tell us more – actors Tim Dugan (Macbeth), Amy Prothro (Lady Macbeth) and Artistic Director of Saratoga Shakespeare Company, Lary Opitz.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    What should the U.S. do about Iraq?

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a three-way partition would not solve the country’s problems.