Elizabeth Hill

Assitant Morning Edition Producer, Podcast Producer

Elizabeth Hill graduated the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2016.  She was an on air personality and producer for WONY the college's radio station.  She currently produces and hosts Postcards From The Road, WAMC's Travel Podcast and is a contributing content producer for The Best Of Our Knowledge.

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Area voters will be the next to weigh in after the Schenectady Board of Education unanimously adopted a more than $194 million school budget earlier this month.  The plan emphasizes school safety and support for struggling students.

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The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions have reached the second round of the playoffs. So has the first overall seed.

The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a wild series clincher as Jake Guentzel scored four straight goals in an 8-5 win over the Flyers in Game 6. Philadelphia led 4-3 until Guentzel began his scoring burst, beating Michal Neuvirth with 54 seconds left in the second period. He put the Pens ahead to stay 30 seconds into the third before adding his fifth and sixth goals of the series to make it 7-4.

The Flyers were eliminated despite Sean Couturier's hat trick and five points.

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Joel Embiid made a successful return to the Philadelphia 76ers after missing 10 games following surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone.

Embiid wore a face mask to protect his face as he scored 23 points in the Sixers' 128-108 thumping of the Heat in Miami. Embiid was listed as doubtful in the morning and was upgraded to probably hours later before taking the opening tip.

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Burnt Hills, New York residents rejected a controversial sewer line with a 419-108 vote Wednesday.

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Sidney Crosby became the Pittsburgh Penguins' all-time leader in playoff points while helping them take a three-games-to-one lead in their first-round series.

The Schenectady City Council will not be increasing fees for the use of city-owned parks and fields. 

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The Toronto Raptors have a two-games-to-none lead in an NBA playoff series for the first time in team history.

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It has been a soggy and cold start to spring, but that hasn’t stopped one local sport from ramping back up. The Albany Bootleggers Men’s Rugby Club recently kicked off its season.

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New York State Librarian Bernie Margolis is being remembered fondly in educational circles.  Margolis died Saturday at 69 after an eight-year battle with leukemia.

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Desiree Linden is the first American since 1985 to finish first among the women in the prestigious race. Linden pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill and ran alone through Brookline to finish in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That's the slowest time for a women's winner since 1978.

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Under investigation for alleged mistreatment of a student manager, Siena College men’s basketball coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday after five seasons with the Saints. Patsos had three more years and over $1 million remaining on his contract. 

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have opened its Stanley Cup playoff schedule by blasting the Philadelphia Flyers.

Sidney Crosby scored the last three goals and Matt Murray stopped 24 shots and the Pens crushed the Flyers, 7-0 in Pittsburgh. It was the the third career playoff hat trick for the Penguins' captain, and his first since 2013 against Ottawa.

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The Preservation League of New York State has released its annual list of the seven “most threatened” historical sites.

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University at Albany women’s basketball coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee is leaving for the same position at Boston College. 

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The New York Mets have reeled off a six-game winning streak to match the best nine-game start in franchise history.

The Mets are a National League-best 8-1 after Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run over six innings of a 4-2 victory at Miami. Syndergaard stranded four runners in scoring position before New York received three shutout innings from its bullpen.

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The Schenectady, New York city council is taking up a proposal to increase the cost to use many city-owned parks and fields.

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Patrick Reed was able to fend off several outstanding competitors before donning a green jacket early Sunday evening.

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The community is struggling to come to terms with a fire that authorities say killed five people in Greene County, New York this week. 

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The Siena Saints men's basketball Coach Jimmy Patsos is reportedly under investigation by the college following reports that he taunted and verbally abused a team student-manager who has a mental disorder.  The Times Union reports Siena has retained outside counsel that has interviewed members of the team.

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The Marist College Athletics Department announced Tuesday it has hired a new head men's basketball coach. John Dunne joins the Red Foxes after 12 years with Saint Peter's University in New Jersey, which is in the same conference, the MAAC.

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The Alamodome became Donte's Inferno as Villanova captured the NCAA men's basketball championship for the second time in three seasons.

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The third-seeded Michigan Wolverines and No. 1 Villanova will meet Monday night for the NCAA men's basketball championship. The Wildcats will play for their second title in three years. Michigan was in the title game in 2013 but was beaten by Louisville. Villanova beat Kansas in the semi-final Saturday while Michigan ended Loyola-Chicago's dream run through the tournament.

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A professor at the University of New Hampshire has released a report concluding winter sports resorts need to adjust to warmer winters caused by climate change.

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Penn State has earned its second NIT championship since 2009.

Lamar Stevens scored 28 points and Josh Reaves had 18 in leading the Nittany Lions to an 82-66 win over Utah at Madison Square Garden. Tony Carr had 15 points and 14 assists to help Penn State finish 28-13.  Sedrick Barefield hit six 3s and scored 22 points for the Utes, who end up 23-12.

With New York state lawmakers trying to finalize a budget, advocates are making last-minute pitches. One topic being debated is the unlicensed mental health practitioner exemption.

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In the waning days of budget negotiations, advocates are asking New York state leaders for more money for housing programs for people with significant mental health challenges.

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The women's Final Four is set in the NCAA Tournament, and there are a whole lot of No. 1s. UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame all made it to Columbus, Ohio, marking the fourth time in tournament history that four No. 1 seeds made it to the national semifinals.

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Napheesa Collier had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help top-seed UConn beat No. 5 Duke 72-59 on Saturday and advance to the regional finals for the 13th consecutive season.  That game is Monday night.

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Four teams have moved into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament by winning Thursday.

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Making rare public comments, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Shirley Jackson addressed several ongoing controversies during a conversation at the Times Union’s Hearst Media Center

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