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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As a massive winter storm migrates north, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is advising those in areas affected by the storm to stay off the roads.

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Hoosick Falls not to drink the water. The village is home to decades-old manufacturing facilities now owned by Saint-Gobain.

The state capitol in Albany.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

On Thursday, Capital Region Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, joined by fellow Republican Assemblymembers Steve McLaughlin and Pete Lopez, and  Queens Senator Tony Avella, a member of the Independent Democratic Caucus, advocated for the "Spirit of '76" bill.

A Closer Look At PFOA

Jan 21, 2016

Last week, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck warned residents of the small community to limit their use of the village water supply.

New York may no longer be the only state in the country that outlaws professional mixed martial arts.

Reacting to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State message earlier this month, Democratic Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner of Washington and Saratoga Counties said she was encouraged by the governor’s promises for education funding, but she did take particular issue with one aspect of the plan.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

The two-day 39th annual Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival will begin Saturday, June 25th.

Lainie Lucas

Troy mayor Patrick Madden declared a state of emergency after a water main break flooded homes and businesses in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood Sunday.

A CSX freight train derailed near Schenectady on Saturday morning.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Hoosick Falls High School auditorium was filled to capacity Thursday night. Hundreds gathered to hear EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck provide details about the chemical contamination of the village water supply.