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
6:01 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gillibrand Tours Amsterdam Business, Weighs In On Republican Take-Back

Rep. Paul Tonko (left) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (right) talk with Andrea Packer of Hill & Markes, Inc. (center) on Thursday.
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On a tour of an upstate New York business Thursday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Paul Tonko, and other officials shared their thoughts on the shift in power in Washington and New York State.

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New York News
5:52 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Code Blue Program Will Return To Saratoga Springs

The Salvation Army in Saratoga Springs will partner with Code Blue Saratoga this season.
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Heading into its second winter, the Code Blue program for homeless people in Saratoga Springs will be returning this month with a new community partner and location.

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New York News
1:32 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gillibrand Didn't Expect Republican Surge, But Feels Voter Anger

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wasn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but several of her fellow Democrats were — and many lost their seats. Speaking Thursday in Amsterdam, Gillibrand was asked if she expected Republicans to be so successful on Election Day.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Saratoga County Blogger Pleads Guilty To Hacking Charge

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A Saratoga County blogger facing child pornography charges has pleaded guilty to a computer hacking related charge.

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New York News
4:00 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Woerner Wins Second Run For 113th Assembly District Seat

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A New York Assembly District that has been without representation in Albany for nearly a year has chosen a new candidate.

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New York News
12:12 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Republican Stefanik Takes Northern New York

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Republican Elise Stefanik beat out two opponents in the race for New York’s 21st District, to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. 

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New York News
12:43 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Diversity A Factor In New York Supreme Court Race

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A race for New York Supreme Court has attracted attention as it could change the makeup of the bench that currently has no serving women.

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New York News
4:59 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Ballot Measure Would Make Albany Go Digital

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One of the ballot measures facing New York voters this election day has the potential to eliminate what advocates say is millions of dollars in waste by requiring the legislature to go paperless.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Senate And Assembly Candidates Spar Over Women's Equality Act

Madelyn Thorne and Sen. Hugh Farley
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The candidates for New York’s 49th Senate and 112th Assembly districts debated in Saratoga County last night. The two Democrats vying for the seats long held by Republican incumbents both focused their messages on the women’s equality agenda.

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New York News
4:39 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Questions Surround Waived Fees In Spa City

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A controversy regarding waived water connection fees in Saratoga Springs has triggered an investigation by state authorities and drawn attention to the high-stakes political scene in the Spa City.

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