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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A popular Halloween attraction in Saratoga County is celebrating its 25th year.


The Times Union reports Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony ‘Skip’ Scirocco confirmed the presence of bedbugs after an exterminator was hired to eliminate sewer flies.

The fundraising campaign for the Gloversville Public Library has received has a $1 million boost.

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An anti-bullying presentation created in part by a local physical education teacher is gaining popularity across New York and the country. The program got a warm reception by middle school students in Fulton County this morning.

The Albany-based research hospital and Saratoga Springs community hospital this week announced a letter of intent to affiliate.

A student at a Saratoga County high school has started a petition after he says school officials told him he could not go to prom in drag.

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There’s only a few more weeks to enjoy recreational trails throughout the region without snowshoes or cross-country skis. Now, hikers and bikers in Saratoga and Warren Counties will see some of their favorite trails expanded or improved as new grants give a boost to several projects.

The 36-year-old victim was found Wednesday morning by a passerby in a parking lot adjacent to a downtown parking garage.

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NOTE: To see the first part of this story reported on October 21st, click here

The entrance of Saratoga’s first political action committee into city politics in 2015 has not been without controversy.

The three major party candidates for mayor of Troy debated crime, city finances, and infrastructure on Wednesday. The candidates also got the opportunity to ask questions to each other in what has been a highly politicized campaign season.

Candidates Patrick Madden, Rodney Wiltshire, and Jim Gordon met in a debate hosted by Time Warner Cable News. Independent candidate Jack Cox did not participate.