Lucas Willard

Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief/Weekend Host

Lucas Willard graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He also attended the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2010, where he studied audio and multimedia storytelling.  Prior to joining WAMC in 2011, Lucas worked with the Sound and Story Project of the Hudson Valley, the Big Shed Audio Documentary Podcast, the Albany Broadcasting Company, WDVL & WCVF-FM Fredonia, and WSUC-FM Cortland.  

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New York News
7:33 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Sports Report: Great Danes Head Home From NCAA Tournament

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The University at Albany men’s and women’s basketball teams are returning home from the NCAA Tournament.

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New York News
7:02 am
Sat March 21, 2015

VLT Parlor Sought For Rensselaer Site

Capital Region officials are pushing for a video lottery gaming facility at the Rensselaer site that was pitched last year as a potential location for a Hard Rock casino.

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New York News
4:17 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Washington County Approves Siting Of Medical Marijuana Facility

The Washington County Board of Supervisors met Friday morning.
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Washington County has given its approval to a proposed medical marijuana growing facility intending to set up shop there. 

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New York News
2:00 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Challengers Take Mayoral Seats In Cambridge, Stillwater

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Village elections were held across New York Wednesday. Two challengers in some of the only contested mayoral races in the region claimed victory over their incumbent opponents.

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New York News
12:36 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

St. Rose and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Announce Dual Admission Program

The College of Saint Rose in Albany and Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown have announced a dual admission program.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Saratoga National Presents Expansion Plans

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At the Gideon Putnam resort Monday, Saratoga National Golf Club presented its plans for an expansion that would include a 100-room hotel, a spa, residential units, trails, an indoor practice facility, and other amenities.

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Sports
8:44 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Sports Report: Great Danes Capture America East Title

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The University at Albany men’s basketball team will again head to the NCAA basketball tournament after capturing its third consecutive America East Title.

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New York News
5:16 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Skidmore Students Protest Before Readmission Hearing

Student Reina Kiefer thanks students for their support
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Students at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs Friday gathered to protest a readmission hearing for a student suspended for sexual misconduct and to support victims of sexual violence.

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New York News
12:11 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Longtime Stillwater Mayor Faces New Challenger

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Stillwater mayor Ernest Martin has held his job for 22 years and is being challenged by Rick Nelson, a lifelong village resident who has never held elected office.

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New York News
5:05 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Exiting Director Confident Hyde Collection Will Have Smooth Transition

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The Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is stepping down from his post in May. Charles Guerin, who is moving to a new position in Delware, guided the small museum and helped secure significant additions to its permanent collection. 

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