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
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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New York News
1:56 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Ahead Of Hearing, Skidmore Students Speak Out Against Sexual Violence

Ahead of a scheduled readmission hearing for a student sanctioned by Skidmore College for violating the campus’ policy on sexual misconduct, the national debate over campus sexual assault has found new voices among students in Saratoga Springs.

The issue of reporting campus sexual and gender-based misconduct has been at the forefront lately. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking private colleges and universities to adopt uniform assault reporting procedures. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading a charge nationally to combat campus sexual assault and violence.

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New York News
5:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Director Of Hyde Collection Will Step Down In May

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Hyde Collection director Charles Guerin will leave the Glens Falls museum on May 1st for a position as Executive Director of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware.

Guerin joined the Hyde in 2013. He worked to expand the museum’s permanent collection including a major collection of American photography and a collection of 19th century French works.

Guerin said the Hyde is a “gem of an institution” and that he is honored to have been its director.

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New York News
5:03 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Amsterdam Health Center Brings Care To The Underserved

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A new primary care center in Amsterdam aims to provide services to the city’s underserved populations. 

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